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ericav
« on: March 05, 2008 04:00:05 PM »

I was asked to create a portrait for Midwest Dachshund Rescue. http://www.mwdr.org/They're having a silent auction this Saturday. I'm really hope the portrait will help them out. I'm kind of nervous about it. Anyway, it's an 8x10. It's pastel on velour. Comments are always appreciated.





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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008 04:05:12 PM »

Wow - gorgeous! They should definitely love it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008 04:11:30 PM »

Oh my god, That's my baby.
Is the auction going to be an online thing cause I know I'd love to have that.
You even got the expression right (that's the look I get everytime I have to go to work w/o him).
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008 04:14:57 PM »

I'm not too sure if they will have an online thing, but I'm sure you could email the group. They're very friendly there and since it's a silent auction, I don't see it being impossible.

It's great to hear from a Doxie owner that I got the expression right! I was kind of worried because I don't know anyone that has one that I could reference!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008 04:27:47 PM »

You have nothing to be nervous about, it's beautiful  Smiley
Is that chalk pastel? I've never used anything but oil, but I really like the look of this.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 04:29:40 PM »

awww!   I had a long haired dachshund Rescue growing up  he looked just like this!  I hope it raises lots of money!
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ericav
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008 04:31:59 PM »

You have nothing to be nervous about, it's beautiful  Smiley
Is that chalk pastel? I've never used anything but oil, but I really like the look of this.


Yes, it's done mostly in soft pastels, but I used some hard pastels too for the finer detail. I love drawing on velour paper, it's just awesome for pastels. You can't erase with it though. I usually draft something out on paper first and then transfer it onto the velour with carbon paper.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008 06:14:29 PM »

Drop dead gorgeous!!   Shocked  I am in awe!!  If that doesn't go for beacoup bucks, I would be stunned!
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2008 01:19:48 AM »

thanks, i'm still a little nervous. first i hope it arrives, second, I hope it makes more than it cost me to mail it there. Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2008 01:56:01 AM »

Beautiful, very impressive and soft - I want to hug it!!!!
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