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Title: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: dennis on January 04, 2017, 09:57:01 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks

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Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Val on January 04, 2017, 11:49:49 PM
(http://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50125/1507044.GIF)  I'm not looking, how did I get here? Where's that dang cat I was working on?!
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: dennis on January 05, 2017, 08:13:17 PM
It's a strange, strange world we live in Master Jack  :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on February 11, 2017, 07:32:48 PM
Oh! Dennis, another very interesting lesson.  Just loved it, thank you so much.  Here is my submission for comments and critiques.  Thank you, Patricia


Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Fiona on February 11, 2017, 07:36:33 PM
Patricia your pug is perfect!! Such a cute little fella :)  You are certainly mastering these pastels - well done  :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Val on February 11, 2017, 09:48:01 PM
He's gorgeous Patricia.  :smitten:   I watched the video the other night, fantastic lesson and you have done a banner job on it.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: dennis on February 11, 2017, 09:51:02 PM
Patricia, what more can I say than Masterful  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on February 11, 2017, 10:04:18 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Fi, Val and Dennis for such wonderful comments on my Pug painting. You all make me feel so proud and uplifted. Thank you and bless you all.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: EmmaLee on February 12, 2017, 01:33:58 PM
Wow Patricia!! That is excellent!  :heeha:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Win on February 12, 2017, 04:56:06 PM
Amazing softness to his fur Patricia you sure are master with the pastels,  :smitten: ......makes me wish I had my pastels with me :(    (but my Nomadic lifestyle only allows for my trusty pencils and one other medium in my suitcase,  this time around its pen and watercolours, pastels have had their turn  ;D)
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: MaryAnne Long on February 12, 2017, 05:10:11 PM
Patricia,

Love the pug painting.  You ability to do fur amazes me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on February 12, 2017, 07:46:40 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  so very much EmmaLee, Win and Mea for all your encouraging comments on my Pug painting. I think if you love a subject which you paint, you will do well at it and I love dogs. Growing up in SA, we were never without dogs ever. When my husband decided to come back to Canada, we brought our dog with us which cost an arm and a leg but it was worth it. Sadly she died after two years here but then she was up in age (14 years old) and we have never replaced her. However,  my eldest daughter has two huge dogs, a Bull Mastiff and a Boxer, sadly she lost her Boerboel (SA breed) two years ago so while I don't personally own any dogs, I still have them in my life.


Win, I understand how difficult it is to carry one's hobby with them especially if you are flying for you are not only limited by weight but also by what you can take into the cabin with you.  Wherever I go, I carry all my art paraphernalia  with me because to have anything confiscated or lost is expensive. Anyway, the pastels will always be there so when next you travel, they will have their turn to be used.


Mea, with regard to the fur, I just follow Dennis' lead and I watch how he lays his strokes into the painting which is very gently and I think that this is the secret to achieving a "soft" look.


Thanks once again for your encouragement.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on March 15, 2017, 08:17:54 PM
Wow Patricia. The fur looks very vivid and its look is adorable, like a pug!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on March 15, 2017, 10:58:27 PM
 :thankyou:  so much Juan for your lovely comments. I really enjoy painting/drawing dogs.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Maryna on March 18, 2017, 03:53:08 PM
Here is my rendition of the Pug in a Rug.

Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Val on March 18, 2017, 05:07:35 PM
Great job Maryna. Just think there is a bit too much contrast between the bottom half of his face through to the top of his head. Minor adjustment and he'll be the pick of the litter!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Win on March 18, 2017, 05:18:28 PM
I agree with Val otherwise a perfect painting Maryna :clap:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: dennis on March 18, 2017, 05:58:28 PM
Excellent work, Maryna  :clap: :clap: :clap: You are just missing the folds (frowning) in the forehead  O0
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: MaryAnne Long on March 18, 2017, 07:59:08 PM
Maryna,

Love your pug in a rug.  If you need forehead wrinkles, you can take mine!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on March 18, 2017, 11:25:00 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Very nicely done Maryna.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Maryna on March 19, 2017, 01:27:42 PM
Here is my revision of the Pug in a Rug.



Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: EmmaLee on March 20, 2017, 12:02:40 PM
Your pug looks great, Maryna!
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Val on March 20, 2017, 01:05:07 PM
 :heeha: There you go, just look at the difference!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Win on March 20, 2017, 03:29:19 PM
Perfect Maryna  :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: dennis on March 20, 2017, 07:01:55 PM
Big improvement  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on April 03, 2017, 01:27:54 AM
Great painting Maryna.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Gita on January 10, 2018, 07:25:42 PM
I was watching this video and I was curious to see who did this class. Patricia, Maryna your pugs look fantastic!
One question: what blending pencil is Dennis using? Is it a special one? Thanks for an answer.
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on February 10, 2018, 01:16:50 PM
 :thankyou:  Gita for your lovely message.  With regard to the blending sticks, I am not sure what make Dennis was using because there are different brands of these blenders. The ones I have are called "Loew-Cornell Style Stix" which you get in all different sizes and shapes. They are all basically the same in that they have like a rubber tip, it may be some other synthetic material but to me it feels like rubber and they are shaped to a point or chisel shaped and as I mentioned, are all in different sizes.


As an added note, I have just remembered that the type that Dennis used is called the "Colour Shaper".  You may be able to find out more online about the price and where to purchase them Gita.  I noticed that all the Professional Artists I have seen, use the Colour Shaper.


Hope that this helps you.


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Val on February 10, 2018, 03:45:35 PM
I did have a photo of mine somewhere on here but it and a few others seem to have gone 'poof'!!!  I'll put up another one for you.
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on May 03, 2018, 01:50:02 PM
Hi everyone,

I've been away for a while, but not gone. I'll try to start over where I left, hopefully. As for the tools, I agree with Patricia, they are "Color Shapers", you can find them in packs of 4 up to 12 different styles.

Cheers
Title: Re: PA - Lesson #54 - Paint a Pug Portrait
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 03, 2018, 11:56:27 PM
Marina,
I like your pug in a rug.  He looks quite proud of himself.

Juan - nice to see you message.  Good to have you back.

aloha

mea