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Japanese Akita - F I N I S H E D !!!

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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Sun Sep 18, 2016 8:21 pm

I can see what you meant Rob ;)
Fewer dear and the landskape full of grass !!!
I love this drawing by the way ;) and thank you for posting it on here for me ;) I've listened all the advices and I'm appreciated for all your support my friends and thank you Rob ;) I've got my plan in my mind, the way I like it to be drawn, the thing I'm struggling with is to draw it the way I'm planning to ;) Does it make any sense ? ;)
I've got no experience drawing grass, so the challenge is even greater. I'm happy that my grass is not TOO bad , but good neither ;) I'm carry on with your advices and the plan in my mind. I hope it'll work out with your keen help friends ;) Thank you ...
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:15 pm

I've had two days off so I've had some time to think, and to get some work done.
Because the left side is bothering me, and keeps me away from carry on to the right side of the drawing, I've tried to do some 'strokes' at the bottom to define some more shapes of my idea to keep the bottom part blurred, as the photo lens effect like.
More or less this is how I were able to draw it.
I do like it, though ;)
This update is for you my friends,only to give you some idea, how the bottom of this drawing will look like.
Hopefully the whole idea of this drawing that I keep in my mind, is starting to making some sense on the paper now?
If I manage to draw the grass on the right side as same as on the left.., I'll be quite happy.
I did touch the cloud above the dog as well today,it's been just basics.., and more work will be done at next steps...
The grass became the one of my biggest challenges, it has slower my work too, leaving many doubts on my mind.
Now when I see the blurred bottom, and I'm happy the way it looks, I think I feel some relief and I'll be more convenient to work on the rest part...
I hope you wouldn't mind me the 'lens blur' effect my friends.
This drawing is kind of experiment, though.
It's to try something I've never done before, and it's the test, whether I'm brave enough to deal with new challenges or not.
Thank you for watching ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby Mike Sibley » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:21 pm

Thinking back to how this looked previously.... you've worked on the grass to the extent that almost all the recession has disappeared - apart from a blurring of the distant layers - and that's worked out well! :)

Because it is now has very similar values throughout it no longer competes with the dog for attention - but it does still look like grass.

When the right-hand side is completed, I think this is going to look exactly as you wanted it to - your lovely Akita as the main character, surrounded by grass that doesn't grab our attention.
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:18 pm

I'm appreciate Mike for your positive comments regard this update ;)
Anyway I think you're giving me keen credits ;)
Thank you for that - I need it ;)
Actually I couldn't wait for this update, because now I can move on working on my dog again ;)
It's easy to get confused, what's the main subject - the grass or the dog hahaahahaaaa :)
Once again,thank you Mike for your attention.
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby Rob Bristow » Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:12 pm

Impressive that is well worked you`re doing great

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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:57 pm

Thank you Rob for positive comment ;)
I'm happy too, and I can tell that since I became more convenient, I'm working more frequently ;)
I've wasted too much time having many doubts...
Today I've been working on my dog again, so happy I could do so after long time! Everything starting making sense ;)
I'll post an update in few days time to share with you my friends some more progress ;)
Thank you Rob ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:12 pm

Hi my friends.
I am sorry to keep you waiting that long for each update.
The working hours and overtimes are killers ...
I hope you understand.
The progress is slow because I'm mostly thinking few times before I start drawing.
It's because I need to make sure I know what I'm doing, to don't cry afterwards when it might be too late for corrections...
I guess I'm happy with the way the left side of the drawing looks.
Obviously it's still open drawing, so I don't deny that I can do some additional gently changes.
I'm slowly moving on the right side.
I've finished both ears, the eyes are done too. I know they're small as the breed got very small eyes indeed, and with my poor skills I couldn't drawn them nicer as they should have be. I could drawn them bigger following to Mike's keen advises, but I think it wouldn't be good idea in case if I'm after to draw Japanese Akita, where the small eyes are well marking this breed. I might be wrong. Anyway I tried my best, but I'm not too happy...
I've increased blacks onto the areas I like it to be more dark, I were working on dog's tongue and onto the fur below it's head.
As I've mentioned above, I'm making little steps towards the right side of the drawing.
I haven't expect this drawing will take me that much time?
To be honest I thought It'll be done at least by September.
Well, you can plan whatever you like, but real life is different from what you have thought.
Thank you for watching my friends.
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby Laurene » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:13 am

It's looking really great Arthur! The Akita is full of life and the grass is detailed without taking attention away from the dog. There's a sense of depth and atmosphere to your drawing that I really admire.

The time it takes is really not important. You need time to get results like this. Keep going!

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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:20 pm

Hahahaaa!!!
Thank you Laurene for such warming up words ;)
Even I am starting to like my drawing, after reading your keen comments ! ;)
Be aware Laurene, that from now on, whenever I'll be down regards my new drawing, you'll be the first person I call, to lift me up with your keen comments ;)))
Thank you, it means a lot to me that you and the other artists favouring my drawings ;)
It keeps me drawing !!! ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:48 pm

Yeah...
A little bit more strokes on my drawing ;)
I'm pushing myself to carry on ;)
I know it's not much difference compared to the latest update, but it makes me happy to share it with you, because the half of the drawing is nearly done ;)
The most time consuming parts are behind me, the head features ;)
Now it's only the fur area of the rest part of the dog, and the grass on the right side.., and that's it ;)
Any criticism and comments very welcome.
There's not much left , so if I don't correct my mistakes now , then it might be too late.
Mistakes?
There is plenty of mistakes ;)
Whole drawing is like one big exercise/experience ;)
I wish it was more professional, but I have to learn and practice, and this is my first attempt of drawing fur since the Cat portrait, that was done nearly two years ago... Since then I were busy with my friends portraits, but you know what?
Two more friends are awaiting until I finish this drawing, and my wife too!
What a life haha ahahahaahhaha ahhahaha ;)
I feel I have to apologise for poor quality of pictures.
The simplest way is to pick up my mobile phone and - shoot.
I promise, I'll post the finished drawing in better quality for you.
Thank you ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby Rob Bristow » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:32 pm

That's one big fluffy dog. Its coming along so well

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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:39 am

Hahahaaa !!!
Thank you Rob !!!
I'm so appreciated for good words regards my dog ;)
She's in real life a very nice dog indeed ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby Bev » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:00 pm

This is coming on very well Artur, she looks so happy lying in the grass and you have captured that happiness. Love the fur detail too. Nice one!
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby PogArt » Sun Oct 16, 2016 2:32 pm

I'm very appreciate your warming up comments dear Bev.
As I said many times before, it's my first pet drawing after a while and I can see some faults you might miss...
I'll skip the grass because you all known my troubles drawing the grass already.
I've noticed some improvement regards the fur on the right side of the dog. It seems like I wasn't sure how to manage it when I've started this drawing.
Especialy I hate the left side of the muzzle.
Compared to the right side, it does looks less precise and in some way, incorrectly managed.
It seems like after a while, I started understanding the fur and I'm much more happy looking at the right side of the muzzle. Saying that, I don't know if you've noticed it, but I have the same feeling regards the part of the grass at the right side..?
I feel it's much softer and it's already giving me an illusion of the grass character...
I've started this drawing as a challenge.
I'm learning while drawing it.
Hopefully I think I'm improving my skills.
Lesson learnt ;)
The next animal drawing should be better done - fingers crossed ;)
Thank you Bev ;)
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Re: Japanese Akita

Postby kennyc » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:01 am

This is looking great! Progressing nicely! Will be watching!
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