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Discussion in 'Dog Art and Pet Paintings' started by maxfox426, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    Decided I should be brave and post these sketches here...

    It's literally been YEARS since I have really put pencil to paper. I used to draw all the time, and just... haven't... for so long. I really didn't know how to start again, and actually I've been afraid to see what I've lost.

    So today... I went for it.

    Sorry it's a photo rather than a scan. It's been so long that I don't remember how to use my scanner. :eek:


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    Let's see if I can keep working this...
     
  2. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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  3. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    Love them! I was never good at dog line-art but you're doing great:)
     
  4. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    CUTE!

    You're quite good! You have a good idea of structure and constructing your lines. :) More please!
     
  5. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    Thank you. :)


    Thanks! I had to use some references to get the shape/structure right (and even then I think they all ended up too leggy. lol)

    I just tried to import the greyhound into Photoshop to color it... put in about two hours of work and realized it looked like crap and I'm doing it all wrong. *sigh* I'm going to put THAT aside for now and try again in a day or two.
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    Also... paws are HARD. LOL! Always have been.
     
  7. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    Ooookay... I got some feedback on the greyhound and tried to adjust it accordingly...

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    And here's the full page of sketches that have grown up around it. Lol!

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  8. Teal

    Teal ...ice road...

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    I'm jealous! I have NO artistic talent at all lol I will say that it looks a little more whippet-ish than greyhound-ish... greys are a big longer in body :)
     
  9. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    With feet you really have to think how the bones sit, how the two middle nails rest together, and how the toe sits on the pad. Yes I agree feet are hard. Especially when your trying to make little bitty toes out of clay.
     
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    They are great, and of course, I love the greyhound!
     
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    Very nice sketched are shared by you guys .. All are just so good.
     

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