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Discussion in 'Dog Art and Pet Paintings' started by Romy, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Romy

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    So I've been able to do a little work on Strider's portrait thanks to Aurelia's new, sanity saving habit of taking evening naps. :)

    Anyway, here's an update. Any suggestions? A lot of it is only blocked in still, and his head definitely needs a little sumthin sumthin. Sorry about the sloppy background blocking.

    I'm not sure what to do with the circly thingy. The penciled in scroll work is from the San Xavier mission in Tucson, but then there are big gaps between them that feel too....gappy. And I don't know what colors would look good. Suggestions? Halp?

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  2. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I just showed Hyia and she said THATS BEAUUUUTIFUL! I agree!
     
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    just leave it as it used to be .. :lol-sign:
     
  4. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I would take one of your darker colors from the dog so it will balance out. To any more color i would just have to lay one against it and another until i found what clicked.
     
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    Looks great to me !!
     
  6. Romy

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    Thanks everyone!

    I'll try that Smkie, it's hard because colors change in all the different lighting, ah well, lol.

    And thank you to Hyia! You can always trust a child's opinion :)
     
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    Here's my suggestion.... Make me one! It's looking AWESOME!

    ETA: I kinda like the plain-ness of the painting. MHO would be that if you added more too it, it might get kinda distracting to look at.

    I'm not sure what colors you would want to use though. I keep wanting to say like dark blue and goldish yellow... but there's already a good bit of blue in the painting... so I think that would be too much. sorry, I'm no help. :(
     
  8. Romy

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    Thanks paean! A lot of the next part will just be cleaning up and refining lines (especially on the hill), plus tweaking some colors. I like smkie's idea of using some of the darker browns on the circle, maybe for the scrollwork.

    Maybe I could paint the "white space" inside the circle a lot lighter, like a transparent space, and have the stuff behind visible, just a lot lighter, or even looking antiqued. hmm...
     
  9. Izzy's Valkyrie

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    Ohhh I like the transparent space idea. I have always likes filmy panes in paintings :) Your baby looks amazing in this painting! I envy your skill.
     
  10. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    THat is a rocking grand idea.
     
  11. Renee750il

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    Romy . . . I love your style. So very much. Russian Iconic meets Art Nouveau meets Fantasy -- and it becomes a most unique and intriguing style.
     
  12. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Have you made any progress? I got a few of those half doners here and there too.
     
  13. Romy

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    Not a whole lot. I did some work on another half done painting, but didn't get too far there either.

    I need to just finish the dang thing and move on! I want to do some of filas, and a friend's borzoi. And I need to start a portrait for someone at church too.
     
  14. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I have about 4 of those half dones behind the sofa. I hear you there. It's a nice piece i hope you can get it completed.
     
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    Thanks! I better get it done! It's going to his breeder, I promised. Maybe after this weekend, when Robert's done on his painting. Sigh. We need a "his" and "hers" studio space.
     
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    I have a few pieces i have promised and haven't had the energy to get done. I feel really awful about it. It took me a year to get big butch done so hopefully i will get there. Look forward to seeing your finished work.
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the final piece - looks great so far! :)
     

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