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Axel the bulldog - Finished

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Axel the bulldog - Finished

Postby KrissyNZ » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:06 am

My friend's bulldog passed away unexpectedly recently so I decided to draw the dog as a surprise gift for him and as a chance for me to practice drawing dog fur :)

Today I spent almost 3 1/2hrs working on it. I want to have this finished by Friday 3rd Feb!

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Re: Axel the bulldog

Postby Laurene » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:14 pm

Great start Krissy! Love the soft folds of the cheek and eye.
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Re: Axel the bulldog

Postby PogArt » Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:14 pm

It's good job and well done , as usually Krissy ;)
You've got some great skills , don't you ;)
All the best ;)
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Re: Axel the bulldog

Postby KrissyNZ » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:16 am

Thank you Artur & Laurene! This one is a challenge but in a good way :) It has also earned me another commission too so it is a worthwhile exercise!

I am 7 1/2hrs in now and only have tonight and tomorrow left to complete it :shock: I might need to have a few late nights I think!!

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Re: Axel the bulldog

Postby PogArt » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:50 am

The time is clicking for you I know...
I know you'll make it on time ;)
I'm having bad time this week,regarding my working hours... I came home after midnight last night, but I mean this night ;) as I were working late shift yesterday...
I just have woke up and made my coffee...
In over one hour time I'm going to work...
I'll finish about 8pm ...
So I'll be home before 9pm...
And tomorrow, then Saturday as well...
Honesty, how to draw my drawings... ;/
Best regards Krissy ;)
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Re: Axel the bulldog

Postby Laurene » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:04 pm

Beautiful work Krissy! I was wondering how big your drawing is?
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Re: Axel the bulldog

Postby KrissyNZ » Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:15 am

Laurene, it is 9"x12" :)

Artur, I hope you can find some time for drawing soon! I know when I get busy it helps me to relax a little bit. It's hard to squeeze in time for it though I know!

All finished! 12hrs 14mins spread over just seven days. Probably my fastest full detail drawing in about 10 years ha! My friend was overwhelmed with emotion and I received a half dozen hugs and a kiss on the cheek :lol: He has shared a photo of the drawing on his Facebook profile which has resulted in a few commission enquiries! One for another bulldog :)

The dark graphite powder sections haven't come out very nicely in the photo, they look much smoother in person!

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Re: Axel the bulldog - Finished

Postby PogArt » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:22 am

Thank you Krissy ;)
Yeah , every morning I manage to have a breakfast and a coffee before I go ;)
I manage to do the same beforr I go bed ;)
After my work I'm walking dog yet...
She's waiting locked home for many hours, so even I'm tired I walk her, to treat her for long waiting time ;)
Just can't wait till Sat evening...
I'm going to be home around 7pm but Sunday off ;)
So I can start some drawing at Sat night...
No need to go bed sooner ;)
As I said many times before, you drawings are amazing and I saw your leopard's eye in pastels moments ago while enjoying my coffee, so anything you touch you're very well at !!!
Congratulation once more ;)
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Re: Axel the bulldog - Finished

Postby Laurene » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:33 am

Congratulations Krissy! A satisfied customer and more on the way!! Love the soft velvety feel and there's so much personality and character in that little face.
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