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Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Pet Photos' started by Snark, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

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    This is the portrait of the horse who was recently deceased. At least the person who picked it up seemed to like it.

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    These are the color xeroxes I worked from, the one on the left was for the pose, the other to show how much he'd lightened up over the years.

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  2. dr2little

    dr2little Moderator

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    I don't even know what to say...I'm in awe.:hail: :hail: You are an incredible talent Snark:)
     
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    Wow! I'm officially impressed!
     
  4. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Wow. :hail: What striking work. So impressive.
     
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    Awesome--love the expression!
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    Beautiful, Snark!
     
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    WoW stunning :hail:
     
  8. Snark

    Snark Mutts to you

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    Thanks everyone. I really wasn't sure I could make this work and I'm still not sure I 'caught' him. The pose xerox was fuzzy and and with the one showing him more white, I couldn't tell what was shadow and what was coloring. He almost looked flea-bitten (for non-horse folk, that's what they call speckles on a white horse).
    I keep a 'morgue file' of horse photos from past portraits, so I wound up looking through that for a horse with a similar build and pose, just to find some detail for the muzzle and eye areas.
     
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    Oh its so beautiful!! I LOVE it :D.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I was thinking from looking at the photos..how in the world were you suppose to tell where the dappling ended and the shadow began. THat was a difficult one! White and silver are so hard to begin with. You did a magnificant job.
     
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    Wow! Really great work ... so smooth and soft - I love it!
     
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    shadowfacedanes *Biter*

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    Amazing!! What wonderful talent you have. :hail:
     
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    hockeychk44 Not a morning dog

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    Wow!!!!!!!
     
  14. SummerRiot

    SummerRiot Dog Show Addict

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    How much do you charge for these pictures??

    I'd love to get a nice one of Riot done..

    I could do it I guess as I used to do this.. but I just dont have the time right now to sit down and sketch
     
  15. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Here is the price list on her site.
     
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    Umm, was this post meant for Snark? The price list that mom of 2 pups posted above is mine (thanks mom!), but the original post was Snarks, and I'm sure she would love to give you her information as well if that is what you were looking for. If you were directing this post to me, please feel free to email with any questions that you may have. :)
     
  17. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

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    Oh, yeah *covers eyes* :eek: :p
     
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    Wow, those are magnificent! Keep up the great work.
     
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    Nice job.

    I like it. Very clean and excellent line work. The colors look so smooth and soft. Nice style. I do feel it looks a little flat though. Maybe some softer line work in some areas would add some more depth. A background isn't always necessary, but in this painting something simple could help with the flatness. That's just my opinion...I've seen drawings and paintings that have a stylized flat look to them that look great like yours. However, most of the art that I have seen that have that flat look to it are more graphic orientated with more content in them to help support one another. Overall, I think it came out great!
     

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