Portrait Scrapyard!

Discussion in 'Dog Art and Pet Paintings' started by houlahoops, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. houlahoops

    houlahoops New Member

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    I know I'm new here, but I'd love a place to dump all of my old commissions and portraits! And maybe get some feedback: a lot of y'all are very talented.

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    Awkward cropping lines for the win!

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    Well this didn't scan very well...the photo credit for this should go to the woman who owns the dog blog www.brisbeethewhite.com! She is super talented (and takes great reference photos!).

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    I will be adding more as I get my scanner up and running!

    On a related note, PM me if you'd be interested in something like this: I am more than happy to work out a discount for Chazhound people. =)

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  2. Very nice! I love the second one. And the pup's expression in the first one made me melt!
     
  3. AllieMackie

    AllieMackie Wookie Collie

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    Nice work! I admire folks who can work so well in pencils. It's not my forte.

    I can share some constructive criticisms with you if you like :) Later, when I have more time haha. Right now I'm neck deep in emails.
     
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    houlahoops New Member

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    Well thank ya both! Allie, I have seen your digital work and it has such great character! That husky is just the cutest thing.

    And I would love whatever criticism you're able to give, constructive or otherwise =P
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    Well, I think we have another very talented Chazzer now!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    fresh, not overworked, not over modeled, and accurate to the extreme. .....more more please!

    Very few people are good at both animals and people, you seem to have a great handle on both.:)
     
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    Oops those are all gigantic...hold on a minute...
     
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    Okay, I think if I link from somewhere other than my website, they might be smaller? I hope?

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    This little gal was an exercise in reference-free portraiture. It made me really appreciate the clients who send me photographs!

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    Here are cleaner versions of the earlier images...lucky for you, I scanned those directly to my computer and didn't edit them before sharing their grossness with you!

    And this next one isn't a dog...but it was a gift to my grandmother this past Christmas!

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    A couple more....

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    Okay! All done I promise! =) Also, if anyone is inclined to find me on Facebook, my business name is Eminals!
     
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    Nope =/ Still huge...but at least they're watermarked?
     
  10. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    oh ****. I was hoping they'd be too expensive for me to even think about them, but they're not :yikes:
     
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    Wow I really love your work!! I might be contacting you to do something with Yoshi :X

    You'd be the third person I've bought something from on Chaz! I'll have to be careful because this place could easily become amazon addictive.
     
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    Oh that would be fun! =) Make sure you let me know you're from Chaz and I'll give you a discount if you decide you want something!

    Right now I'm working on a bighorn sheep as a challenge from my dad (who doesn't think I can draw one heehee). I'll put him up here once I'm finished!
     
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    And clocking in at just under 7 hours! (only I don't actually know how long this took...I spent most of my drawing time eating marshmallows and yelling at the Red Sox):

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    Yayyy!
     
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    Teal ...ice road...

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    Wow, I love your style!

    I don't at all want to know your prices. Because I have 5 dogs. And that is expensive any way you look at it LOL
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    IIRC it was like $35 for the cheaper ones, which is **** good for what I'm seeing XD

    Thankfully, I already have some portraits coming from Allie, so I'm good... For now LOL
     
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    Gorgeous! I love how confident you are with your pencil strokes. Everything Smkie said. Especially the more more more! part. :D
     

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