Painting I'm working on... unfinished

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  1. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Ugh this painting is driving me nuts. I have to finish it by Christmas too. I'm painting this picture of my Grandparent's Basset Hound, Basil. He died a few months back.

    I'm not 100% on the background yet... wonder if it's perhaps a bit too clashy?
    Also... The dog looks freaky but that's partly because I haven't done the eyes yet lol. I have a LOT of work to do on this painting and a very short time in which to do so.

    What do you think so far though?

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    and here are two close ups
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    Pam111 New Member

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    I think it looks great and I'm sure it will be much appreciated
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    I apologize for some of the glare
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Lol i do the eyes first the background last. FUnny how everyone does it differently. SO good so far.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Smkie I usually do the eyes and background last too. I only did the background before finishing the dog because I was getting frustrated with the dog's body lol. Though the eyes have to be last... completely last. So until then he remains a freaky looking dog.

    My friend Bobby said the eyes are the first thing he does.
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    oh... I did work on it a little more last night too. No updated photos yet. I started working on his body and I added a little more shading to his face and tried to work on his mouth a little bit.
     
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    Neat !! Anxious to see it finished !
     
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    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Thanks Grammy. I will definitely take a picture of it finished before I give it away for Christmas
     
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    noludoru Bored Now.

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    I love it, but I have one suggestion for you - do another layer of paint on the background. I like the pattern, but I think it's too transparent.
     
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    thats how I do it too.




    looks good so far... i like the "clashing" colors.
     
  11. vanillasugar

    vanillasugar just call me Nilly

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    I think it looks great!! Can't wait to see it all done :)

    I'm sure your grandparents are going to love it, what a sweet idea!
     

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