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ericav
« on: February 06, 2011 09:41:04 AM »

Hi Everyone,

So I just wrapped up a portrait of a Pit Bull for someone that I know. (I'm still waiting to hear back from her and I'm really hoping she likes it.). Her dog was dress up for a contest and she wanted to have a portrait of him in the outfit. It wasn't my first time creating a portrait of a dressed up dog, but my first drawing camouflage! I would love to hear some feedback, especially before I post it on facebook.



This is a close up of the face.



The size  is 11x14 on Somerset paper, I only used Prismacolor pencils and Art Stixs for this.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 11:12:46 AM »

It's really great!
i love the highlights on the glasses.
great job   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011 05:21:22 PM »

Amazing!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011 07:07:18 PM »

so much attention to detail, truely amazing!
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011 12:58:41 AM »

I loooove it, you did a great job and he's adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011 02:11:27 AM »

great portrait! im sure she will be over the moon with it Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011 04:20:45 AM »

good work did you use a blending stump or the prismacolor blending pencil to get them smooth blends? and i think if you tossed a little more white highlights on the lip and mouth area it will give it more of a wet look. =D
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011 05:24:13 AM »

Thanks guys! I was considering going back in to add some more white highlights in the mouth. They're not as predominant in the scans as they are on the drawing, so I think I might go back in and work on them a bit.

bonesaw, I used a icarnus drawing board (http://icarusart.net/products.html) and I layered the blue tones on the cold side and in the warm side I blended with a paper stump or Colour Shapers (clay shaper?). I move the areas back and forth from the cold and warm side to blend the areas.  I've heard of people using hair dryers to heat the wax and force the area to bloom as well.  Before I had the board, I was able to just keep burnishing layers with art stixs to get the backgrounds like that, but it was several hours. Even with the heat from the board, the background was at least 6 hours.
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« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011 12:41:49 PM »

OMG I love this. Before I even read the title of the thread, I knew it was a pit bull. The distinct muzzle and floppy cheeks. heehee

and is that a mole I spy under his chin? A pitty beauty mark <3
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2011 07:09:14 PM »

That is just awesome!
lol @ the subject matter  Cheesy The bright colors really goes well.
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011 01:18:17 PM »

As usual my wife and daughter expressed my thoughts on this best (well, what were supposed to be my thoughts, not sure who they belong to now).
"No flippin way" and "It looks like a real dog", you did an amazing job with this. I'm one of those people
who can draw from my imagination endlessly, but drawing something realistic from a picture is a real challenge.
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2011 06:03:44 PM »

I'm always so in awe of people who can create real art with colored pencils. This is seriously so awesome!
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