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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2009 08:41:10 AM »

Amazing! I would love to get one of these for my doggies!

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« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2009 08:43:04 AM »

These are fantastic! The eyes are incredible....I know that's one of the hardest things is faces and eyes...you've captured the pups beautifully.
It looks like they're looking right at you!

Very, very nice work.

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« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009 08:49:57 AM »

I would love to receive a pet portrait like this for christmas! I am sure everyone is going to be thrilled.

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« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009 09:12:57 AM »

Ohhhh - Gizmo is adorable!  You do beautiful work!

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« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009 10:51:10 AM »

They are gorgeous!  Being a stick-man artist, I am amazed at your talent.

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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2009 01:25:35 PM »

Really fantastic!
I love the alance of tones and the saturation of color you achieve with the watercolor!
Can we see one in progress?
I'm always curious to see the method behind the genius.
I hope you are charging money for these because they are really good and too many of us give away our time.
Keep posting, can't wait to see more!

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« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2009 02:55:57 PM »

Wow, they are some of the best pet portraits I've ever seen!!! Absolutely beautiful. I'm so jealous of your talent!
What kind of watercolors do you use? Mine always turn out looking really washed out and I can never get that kind of color from them.

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« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2009 07:36:42 PM »

Thanks everybody!

llisaredd - I haven't done a bird yet, but I'm sure I could.  My grandma-in-law wants one but hasn't gotten me any photos yet Smiley  Wait!  I've done a rooster . . . in socks!  Does that count?

Craftster2 - They take anywhere from 4-6 hours.  Darker pets take me longer because it's harder to get that much pigment on the paper.

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thisbirdsabsurd - I think Gizmo is adorable too, but I'm a bit biased Wink

alohamom2three - I have some progress shots, but I always plan on documenting the process then completely forget half way through.  I'll try to post some in the next few days.  I have to figure out where I stashed em on my hard drive.  Don't worry, I'm not giving away my time Wink

notanotherxerox - I have Sakura Koi, Reeves, and a Yarka professional pan set that I use in combination.  As far as depth of color goes, it's lots and lots of layering.  I'll try to get an in progress series posted soon so you can see it.  Unfortunately I think the only one I have a lot of shots of is a black German Shepherd so it's almost all value no color.  Light Up Your Watercolors Layer by Layer by Linda Moyer is a good book.  I'm sure there are more out there, but the things are expensive so I only have the one Wink

Thanks again for all of the great compliments!  I really enjoy talking about this stuff, but I'm self taught, so I sometimes have trouble explaining it.

« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2009 10:11:45 PM »

oh, i love baby Gizmo!
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2009 11:20:37 PM »

Those are Beautiful! I hope I can do a Trade or a Comission for one or two of those for my babies? Tucker and Jocko?

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