Experiment the First - Mia!

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  1. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    It's a slight caricature, trying to make a believable blend of cartoon-ness and realism.

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    Slooooooowly getting back into painting, and doing it digitally is awesome in some ways and extremely challenging in others. In this one I should have done it higher-contrast and with some more shading, but for a first go it wasn't too shabby. Things to remember for next time.

    This took forever. I want to eventually offer this style of portrait, but if I did now I'd be charging an arm and a leg!

    Will be experimenting more. Stay tuned! Laur, I have a high-res copy for you.
     
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    MafiaPrincess Obvious trollsare Obvious

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    Oh that is really fun Allie!
     
  3. Laurelin

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    Haha that is so awesome! :D You definitely captured her cheekiness!
     
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    I wanted her to looks a bit more mischievous, but I think I nailed a cheekiness. :rofl1:

    Glad you like! You're working hard for Ada with your art, figured a surprise would be nice. :) And Mia is PERFECT for a caricature experiment. haha
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    You definitely did! I'm so stoked about it! It's just wonderful and she's my special little girl. ;) Id' type more but she's sitting here attacking my hands wanting to play. :lol-sign:

    I love the way the fur came out, especially around her face. Gorgeous coloring!
     
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    OMG! I love that! SO CUTE!
     
  7. AllieMackie

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    Thanks so much, girls. <3

    There are things I'm not the most pleased with, but digital painting as a medium is ridiculously new to me, and I made some discoveries and learned new techniques doing this, which is really the name of the game.
     
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    Heheh . . . that's almost cheating to start with Mia . . . she's already a little 'toon dog ;)
     
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    Lovely!!!
     
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    *squee* So cute. I should have do one of Watson ;)
     
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    I think you nailed it too. Love that touch of yellow in the clouds too...it brings the eye around and makes the fur pop even more. Wonderful work.
     
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    I love this! Gorgeous gorgeous!
     
  13. AllieMackie

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    Thanks guys!

    Now that my office is almost re-sorted, I hope to work on more of these. :)
     

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