Portraits in Progess...

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  1. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Portraits in Progress...

    Well I have been working on 2 portraits so far... and I have more yet to begin. I will be posting progess here.

    This is 9" X 12" portrait of "Mandy" (As you can see, it's far from being finished, I am working on it more today):

    Clients Photo:
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    Progress...:
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    It is going to be a some what difficult photo to work with, normally I would have rejected it and tried to get a better photo (the better the photo, the better the drawing will be) but I made an acception because this beloved pet is deceased now.


    AND this is a horse I was drawing just for fun before started drawing Mandy. Don't worry, I will finish it later. although it's not as important as it was just for practice...
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    ALL HONEST OPINIONS WELCOME
    Please tell me if I messed up somewhere.:eek:
     
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    Kase New Member

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    WOW they are both looking great. I understand how the pic of May is difficult to work with but you are doing a great job so far. I love the horse one, the eye and nostril are so beautifully done and the bridle is so detailed.

    You've done a great job with them both, I can't wait till they are finished, be sure to post pics of the finished products :D.
     
  3. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Thanks:D

    I will!:D
     
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    cant wait to see step two!!!!! Good for you:D I enjoy seeing the process as much as the finished art:)
     
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    Snark Mutts to you

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    Very nice! And while Mandy's photo isn't the best to work with, it could have been a lot worse (think white coat on a sunny day or a fuzzy white dot out in the backyard). At least with this photo you can see the shadows and textures of her coat, even though the area around her eye is compromised. (I usually use a lighted magnifying glass to see dark areas in photos when I'm trying to find details to draw. The horse portrait I'm working on now, all I have to work with is a color copy of a photo of a dark horse on a dark background. Aaarrggghhh! It's all the person had to give me and horse died recently besides, which makes this portrait even more important to her. What can you say except that you'll do your best??)

    I like the horse too, very nice beginning. Are you finished with the bridle cheekpieces? If so, I'd be tempted to add a bit more shading to the caveson's cheekpiece to differentiate it more from the headstall's cheekpiece (from what can see on my computer, it looks like a single wide piece, but that's probably just my view.) Watch your throatlatch, too, it ends on the same line as the horse's jawline and usually there's some indication of it curving under the jaw.
    Keep up the good work!
     
  6. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Thanks for your comments and tips, I'm only 16 so I still have a lot of improving to do. And no, I am not finished of the bridle yet I still have to finish part of it and shade it in better (this is my first horse by the way, well besides the crappy ones without a reference that I did as a kid lol).
     
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    You're doing really well!
     
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    Looking great!! Cant wait to see the finished products!!
     
  9. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Oh, my!! I just remembered about this thread. :eek:

    I have much more progress done of Mandy. I'm going to be finishing it today. I am a little late, but she understood because I had a lot of review work to do plus my exams. (Darn school work gets in the way of everything). She wants it by fathers day so I think I'm going to fed ex it to her. I really don't want it to be late!:(

    So, again, here is the photo:
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    Progress: (Please note: The scanner couldn't pick up the details done in 4H because it's too light, so it looks a little strange, lol. I tried making it really dark, but you still can't see it... But any way!...)
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    And yes, her leg is in the picture, the scanner couldn't fit it all. And no, I am not finished of the mask around her eye.

    The eye is going to be the most difficult part as it is really hard to see, so I'm saving it for last... I have no programs that can brighten, or zoom into the eye part of the picture, so that kind of sucks.. lol

    Any tips?
     
  10. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Oh, the horse! I didn't do any more of it, and I won't be until Mandy is done.
     
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    Wow, that is looking great :)
     
  12. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Thank you! I really hope it looks good when it's done. I wish the scanner would show the lighter areas too...
     
  13. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Any ideas on how to do the eye? Anyone?
     
  14. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    I'd ..ah...kinda like to know soon... I told her I would have it finished by tonight and that I was going to scan it and send it to her... Does any one have a program that could clear up the eye area a bit? *Trys to wait patiently*.

    lol.
     
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    Sorry hun, i don't have an artistic bone in my body.
    Hope someone else can suggest something soon for you.
     
  16. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Where is smkie when you need her? lol.
     
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    Hang on i will call her.......................SMKIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE..............see if she heard me :D
     
  18. AusCatDogs_4Ever

    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    LOL. I thought you were actually going to phone her at first! :D
     
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    AusCatDogs_4Ever but please call me Aus.

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    Well, I tried to work something out. I'm sending her the picture now.... I'm trying to make the lighter areas show up when I scan, but they won't, it's making me really mad. lol.
     
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    I am sure that she will love it :)
     

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