Pastel portraits

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  1. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

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    Hello! I like to work in pastel (less cleanup than paint, Lol!) and I'd rather draw animals than people. Don't have too many pieces of my art in electronic files but I have a few... (Is it okay to show cat portraits? These are portraits of cats we've since lost to the Rainbow Bridge.) The horse was mine, too - coming up on the third anniversary of losing him. Hope the links work!

    This was Ghost, so named because she would disappear if anyone looked at her (a feral rescue). She became a very loving cat.
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    This was Tobias, he was dumped and living on nachos at the local rec center. We took him home.
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    Oh look! A dog portrait! A commissioned piece, husband wanted something to show who really runs the household.
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    This was my Morgan gelding, Rocket. A friend stuck sunglasses on him, so I put him at the beach.
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  2. zoe08

    zoe08 New Member

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    Beautiful work!! Although I do not know why I cannot see the dog portrait. I can see all the others and they are awesome!! The highlights, shadows and details are amazing!!
     
  3. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Your portraits are beautiful!!:D I really need to start working in color more!:p I can't see your dog portrait either...:(
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Those are beautiful... I cant see the dog one either..
     
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    Your work is beautiful :). I really love the second one of Tobias, the eyes are perfect.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    wowsers!!!! they look so real they could just stand up stretch and meow! I cant see the dog:( but the horse is magnificant. Great Work!
     
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    Very, very beautiful work. Great lighting on all three, the black horse really shines.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments, everyone! Hmmmm, I don't know why the dog portrait isn't showing up... I can see it. Maybe this one will work better:

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    This is a pencil portrait of Patch. She was my first dog and I lost her on Jan. 23rd after seventeen years. She was always my favorite subject to draw. Hope it shows up.
     
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    That is awesome. It is all in pencil? Wow...you are really great!! All the different shades and details! Beautiful dog. Sorry for your loss.
     
  10. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

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    Thanks.
    Yup, just your basic No. 2 pencil on smooth board. Patch was a wonderful dog and she went everywhere with me. She had a funny, expressive face and I miss her.
     
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    Wow! Just a number 2! I couldnt do that with all different kinds the B, HB, 2B...Awesome work!! Do you sell them or is it just a hobby?
     
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    Snark Mutts to you

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    To tell you the truth, all those different 'weights' drive me nuts, I just wanna pick up a pencil and draw! Lol!

    I work on commission but it's more of a sideline than an actual job. I'm not as busy as I used to be, but I haven't advertised much lately either...

    See if this pic works. A pastel portrait of Patch and my Rott mix Emily when she was a puppy (lost her too, last year, to heart failure. She was only eight.) Patch did NOT like sharing her toy with the young upstart (they eventually became best friends).

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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    I just love the expressions on their faces. They both look so sweet.
     

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