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Jake the much loved daschund - Finished

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby Mike Sibley » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:08 pm

KrissyNZ wrote: It's really challenging working from two different photos with two different light sources but I think I'm doing ok so far.

That can be a real benefit - because something lit from different directions in different references allows you to understand the three-dimensional form much more easily. And when you understand it sufficiently well you then have the choice of choosing either direction or imposing your own.

And I think you're doing much better than "OK"! :)

From the lovely glassy eyes to the way the right-hand ear stands away from the body, and the tactile textured nose to the warm, almost quizzical, friendly expression.... there's nothing I don't admire about it.
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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby KrissyNZ » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:02 am

Artur, you most certainly can and will get better if you keep working at it. Look how much progress I made! First drawing of Jimi was in 2006 when I was 14 and now 10 years later (with a very large break from drawing of about 5 years) my new drawing is so much better! I hope that in another 10 years I will be as good as Mike! Practice and a desire to improve is all it will take. Thank you so much for your kind words :)

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Mike, I am truly grateful for your comments! This drawing is reinforcing that I don't give myself enough credit for my capabilities. I was worried that combining two photos into one drawing would be too hard for me but I was wrong. It gives me confidence to keep pushing the boundaries of what I think I can do. Now I just wish I had more patience to resolve the details with more care and intricacy!

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby PogArt » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:10 am

Krissy thanks a lot for your warming up words ;)
I've got not that much time left to get better regarding my skills though, I'm already 44 hahahaaa ;)
I have wasted too many years, not realising what could be drawing means for me ;)
At least I had started, that's most important thing to me ;)
Thank you for sharing some of your past with me ;)
All the best!
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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby kennyc » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:07 am

Coming along very well!
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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby KrissyNZ » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:44 pm

Nearly finished with Jake now. So pleased with how it has come along :)

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby kennyc » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:46 pm

Looks good. You might want to add a bit more randomness/random hairs in the chest area. Seems a bit too round/regular to my eye. :)
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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby KrissyNZ » Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:48 pm

kennyc wrote:Looks good. You might want to add a bit more randomness/random hairs in the chest area. Seems a bit too round/regular to my eye. :)


Will do! Thanks for the feedback Kenny.

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby Laurene » Sat Nov 26, 2016 4:25 pm

This drawing is all about capturing expression and personality and you've done both brilliantly. I feel like Jake is holding my eyes with his and it's hard to look away!

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - Finished!

Postby KrissyNZ » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:18 am

I'm calling it finished, subject to critique from you all! 12hrs and 23mins total drawing time. I think I could still fiddle with it for hours but not necessarily make it look better. Keen for critique, there are parts I am not happy with but as the international christmas shipping deadline is almost on my doorstep, I need to get it out pretty quick!
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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby PogArt » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:15 am

You know me Krissy ;)
I'm beginner into pencil art's world, so I can't be much of help regarding any proper critique, that you may have concider as being of any help ;)
I think you've got already very professional skills to draw portraits like this for example ;)
I'm just hard trying to practice and learn from artists like you to be able to make my hobby-like drawings as much professional looking as yours ;)
It's very nice drawing Krissy, looking like b&w photography, so realistic ;)
I love it , and you've managed to get it done in such short time ;) Well done Krissy !!!
Congratulation ;)
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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby Laurene » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:25 pm

Very soft and alive Krissy. He looks like he could walk right off the page! I've already commented on those eyes that just pull the viewer in and won't let go!! It's as though he's trying his best to communicate with us with those eyes.

All he needs now is your signature! :D

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby danluc » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:40 pm

Hi Krissy.
Your work is absolutely beautiful.
Jake's expression is a mixture of gentleness and class.
I think that you definitely did a good job!
Congrats.

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby KrissyNZ » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:19 pm

Thank you all so much! I am really proud of how this one turned out. After looking at the drawing some more, I removed the dark edges on the left front leg because I felt they conflicted with the overall lighting too much. Once I'd done that, the drawing reached it's end for me and looked right! I added my signature too Laurene :)

Just waiting to hear back from the client to make sure he is happy, get the remainder of the funds paid and then send Jake off to his new home! I will miss that quizzical little face staring back at me every time I enter my studio :( Doing this drawing has definitely confirmed for me that animal commissions are what I want to keep doing though! Thanks for all the kind words!

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - work in progress!

Postby KrissyNZ » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:02 am

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Here is the finished piece mounted on black A2 foam core board for transit. His owners gave me a rave review when they received the drawing! I'm very happy with it :)

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Re: Jake the much loved daschund - Finished

Postby PogArt » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:02 am

Congratulations Krissy !
You well deserve it ;)
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