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« on: June 24, 2012 06:52:12 PM »

Last year (my freshman year in college), I was introduced to pastels and fell in love with them. I unintentionally ended up doing a series of pet portraits, one of them being a class assignment and the other two being commissions! I have done some portraits of my dogs in other mediums and I am obviously still learning the ways of pastel. I love drawing my own pets, as well as other people's pets and hope to do more in the future, whether it be in pastel or paint!
Unfortunately I don't own a camera (can't buy one on a college art kid budget) so I had to take these with a camera phone. I also took the pictures before they were untaped and framed. Sorry!



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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012 07:20:32 PM »

These are amazing! They look so fluffy and real! Great control over the medium, and I really look forward to seeing more work from you.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012 08:33:50 PM »

Those are great! I absolutely love the textures you've created. My favorite would have to be the wee black & white puppy, he's adorable!

Beautiful work! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2012 09:42:56 PM »

Thanks! The little puppy was done for an friend whose puppy passed away. She didn't have many reference photos, but I chose the one that hand her boyfriend's hand in it to show just how tiny he was.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012 11:45:39 PM »

I am amazed by your skill! I though the first one was a photo you used as a reference, and then I noticed: no, this is your actual artwork! Beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012 01:21:28 AM »

Amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2012 02:20:35 AM »

Wow, the dogs are wonderful but what really caught my attention was the hand.  Honestly, I thought it was a photo at first.  You have great talent!
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2012 02:24:31 AM »

They're all absolutely beautiful, with so much depth and personality in each piece.  You're a gifted artist, Brenzle, able to bring your subjects to life -- I can fairly see the second dog panting and tiny drops on the end of his/her tongue, the flickering warmth of the candle next to the first one, the tenderness of the man holding the puppy's paw.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2012 07:16:54 AM »

You and pastels are going to be great friends! Your pet portraits are so lifelike and visually dynamic. They really look like any second now, they'll move! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012 10:15:21 AM »

Incredible!!!
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