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Title: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on April 25, 2019, 05:06:01 PM
I have spent a little time on this pet portrait and I’m at a point where I know I’m not finished but I’d like to know what you think so far. I went with the shape of the dog and just tried to fill it in with that I could see on the lightened reference (as Denis and Val showed me). I added eyes but didn’t want to put a lot of detail. It’s an 8x10. I’m going to let it dry and then try to sharpen the details on the fur.
What do you think? 



Terrible reference:
 

Should I remove that back leg or keep it in?
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: dennis on April 25, 2019, 08:10:24 PM
See, you CAN do it  :clap: :clap: :clap: Keep the back leg as it breaks the oval shape and also anchors the dog to the floor  O0
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Happychappy on April 25, 2019, 10:22:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  EmmaLee you have done a grand job so far.   Patricia
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on April 26, 2019, 11:24:42 AM
Thank you Dennis and Patricia! I’ll repost after I work a little more on the fur. I wanted to make sure I was on the right track. Hopefully it dries enough in the next few days for me to continue.
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: njnjgirl on April 27, 2019, 03:51:04 PM
Yes, your client will LOVE this.   :yippee:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 27, 2019, 05:29:56 PM
EmmaLee

You are doing a really good job on this, as you do with all the other dog paintings you've done.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: csebesta on April 28, 2019, 02:22:23 AM
I really like the eyes. Not sure what else is needed, but maybe that is what you got the commission!

Really nice work!

Charles
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: nolan on April 28, 2019, 09:52:07 PM
Looks good to me :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

I would also keep the back leg, it is in the corner so nobody even looks there O0
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Val on April 29, 2019, 12:19:06 AM
 :heeha:   He´s really coming on beautifully EmmaLee. I knew you could do it!  O0   He´s going to be absolutely lovely when completed. I love those eyes.
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Elizabeth on April 30, 2019, 07:48:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: Lovely Emma Lee. Job  well done!
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 01, 2019, 04:30:32 PM
Thank you MaryLou, Mea, Charles, Nolan, Val and Elizabeth. I worked on this a bit more today but I don’t think I made it much better. It looks a little better in person but on the screen I see very little difference. May have been a waste of time. Should I call it finished? Let me know if you see something I should tweak.

Title: Re: Thor
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 01, 2019, 04:47:16 PM
EmmaLee

Considering what you had to work with, I'd say you exceeded your own expectations.

DONE!  I admire you for taking on this challenge.  I would have walked away from it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 01, 2019, 04:58:41 PM
Thank you Mea!
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Happychappy on May 01, 2019, 05:11:02 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Absolutely magnificent EmmaLee.   Patricia
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 01, 2019, 05:22:30 PM
Thank you Patricia. :)
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Post by: nolan on May 01, 2019, 09:43:31 PM
If you making changes and they are not having an effect, then you know it is done O0
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Post by: johnbeam on May 01, 2019, 10:53:17 PM
Wow super impressed with this considering the reference ! You are so good at these pet portraits. Your work always inspires me !
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 02, 2019, 11:39:48 AM
Thank you Nolan and John!

I sent the image to the client and she loved it! She said she had tears in her eyes seeing it. I was so relieved because I wasn’t very confident about this one. After showing her daughters she contacted me again and asked if I could add a few more white hairs around the eyes (eyebrow area). She said he was very old and his eyes were usually hard to see through his hair.
I guess I’ll work on that a bit today and see what I can do. I hope you aren’t tired of seeing Thor, because I’ll probably repost before I send it to her.
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Happychappy on May 02, 2019, 12:33:22 PM
EmmaLee, rest assured that we NEVER get tired of seeing your work and the transformation of a somewhat very difficult reference photo into such a beautiful masterpiece which you did.  I don't know what a few more white hairs will achieve but looking forward to seeing what you do with it. I knew that your client would be over the moon with what you had already achieved for you are an outstanding animal artist.



Patricia
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 02, 2019, 01:33:23 PM
Ahh, thank you so much Patricia!

Actually she wants more hair around the eyes with a few white hairs mixed in. She mentioned that he had “old man eyebrows.” So I need to make his eyes look less visible and age him a bit.  :sweat:
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Post by: njnjgirl on May 02, 2019, 02:28:28 PM
Way to Go!!! So happy for you and the painting is beautiful. :yippee:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Val on May 02, 2019, 04:40:12 PM
Post away EmmaLee, on some of my earlier works I think I may have posted progress reports 8 or 9 times! Never worry about  ´over-posting´. You´ll be the first to know when we´re tired of it....   :attacked:         :2funny:
I´m looking forward to seeing what little tweaks you end up with. Take your time, you´ll get it done.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 02, 2019, 04:41:46 PM
Thank you MaryLou and Val!

Ok here is old man Thor.  Haha
I definitely aged him. I hope the client likes this better. She might want more of his eyes covered.  :sweat:  I’m ready to move on to a different project.

Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Val on May 02, 2019, 05:06:24 PM
 :heeha:   He´s brilliant EmmaLee  O0   He makes you just want to give him a cuddle. Banner job!  :congrats:       :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: dennis on May 02, 2019, 06:31:14 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: nolan on May 02, 2019, 08:15:41 PM
Let's see what they say :gl:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 02, 2019, 09:33:56 PM
She’s happy! Yay! So glad to have this one done. Whew. Now, what to do next... 
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: MaryAnne Long on May 02, 2019, 09:35:15 PM
Good for you. EmmaLee.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: dennis on May 02, 2019, 11:37:32 PM
 :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: nolan on May 05, 2019, 09:05:39 PM
How many pets have you now done in total?
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 06, 2019, 11:11:54 AM
This was my 18th pet portrait.  :painting:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: nolan on May 06, 2019, 08:15:34 PM
Have you set yourself up a website yet?
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 06, 2019, 09:06:21 PM
 No, not yet. I created a Facebook page for my art a few months ago. I want to get a website started but I don’t know much about it.  :confused:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Happychappy on May 06, 2019, 10:31:47 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  EmmaLee, I knew your client would be so very happy with the changes you made for even without them, you had done a wonderful job.  I am so happy for you.    Patricia    :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on May 07, 2019, 11:11:14 AM
Thank you Patricia!
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: Aniz Oniro on May 07, 2019, 03:47:30 PM
EmmaLee you did great job :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: nolan on May 07, 2019, 09:22:20 PM
Even if you just set up a basic website as a showcase for your pet portraits. You can than add price lists, contact forms, etc on it.It gives you a place to send people to when they want to know more about your painting services.
I would also suggest getting Instagram, if you are not already on it.
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: EmmaLee on June 17, 2019, 02:34:26 PM
Thank you Nolan. I really want to get a website started. I have heard it isn’t too hard to figure out with some of the user friendly sites available. I’ll definitely get on that soon.
I did make an instagram page the other day.  :)
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: nolan on June 17, 2019, 09:10:20 PM
good on you. :yippee:
I will PM you about starting your website
Title: Re: Thor
Post by: TeresaM on June 19, 2019, 09:37:22 AM
Another beauty  :clap: :clap: