Little sister's birthday picture

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  1. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    My little sister is turning 9 tomorrow, so i'm mailing her a picture I drew of 'her' puppy harry and Beau together. She absolutely adores Harry and he's great with her. I hope she likes it. :)


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    Ink and watercolors. Wanted to keep it simple and cute.

    EDIT: Sorry it's so huge, I keep trying to resize it and I have no idea what's wrong...
     
  2. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Double post
     
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    Thats very good . I like it !
     
  4. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

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    She'll love it! (I know I do. :D)
     
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    It's great! I'm sure she'll love it. And the pic isn't too big for me. :)
     
  6. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    simple and clean and sweet as can be..nice work! I am sure she will be pleased, i know i would.:D
     
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    adorable! :) better than what I can do! lol. very nice!
     
  8. Steponme

    Steponme Phototaker

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    You are quite talented! That is a great picture and a wonderful present. And it's not to big.. I love it.:hail:
     
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    Great work!!! What do you use for the line work? (what type of pen or marker?)
     
  10. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    thanks! It looked A LOT bigger on the computers at the SCC (we had no internet campus-wide for 48 hours).

    I use a medium and a small Faber-Castle PITT artist pen. Before I actually bought those, I used a ball point pen LOL. The art pens work much better.

    For line art, I have a nice system that seems to work. I do the regular outline with the small and outline everything. I then go over the outer lines with the medium. Then I fix the hair and even out the outer line with the small. Then I take the small and fix up the inside lines.
     
  11. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    I love it and bet your sister will too.
     
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    Thanks for explaining! You've got a great technique!!
     
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    Oh, that's adorable! Beautiful work! :)
     
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    Aww its lovely! She will love it!
     
  15. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Here's something I made up for another forum asking me about line art (I know it's not really pet art, but it gets the point across):

    You need a medium sized pen and a fine point one. I use Faber-Castle PITT artist pens Small and medium.

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    First, I draw the picture in pencil. It tends to look messy. Sorry about the bad scan, I had to darken it to make the outline show as I draw lightly and it made the shadow show up even more.


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    I outline it with the small pen. The hair looks spiky here, but that will change.

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    then I use the medium pen to make the outer outline (does that make sense?) thick.

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    Then I take the small pen and fix the hair on the outside and make the outline nice and even.
     
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    Then I take the small pen again and even out and add line thickness to the inside lines.

    Voila. That is all. If I want to make a MS Paint friendly template, I use a few more steps in PSP9 and MS Paint to make a nice, MSP friendly outline.
     
  17. Raphael

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    It looks lovely and well suited type of drawing a kid would appreciate.
     

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