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Title: Chato
Post by: EmmaLee on June 21, 2022, 05:24:29 PM
This is an 8x10” commission charcoal drawing on toned paper. I hyped up the contrast a bit (maybe too much?) and also added the impression of a flopped down ear on the left.
Do you see anything I need to do to improve this one? I feel like it isn’t complete yet.



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Title: Re: Chato
Post by: Bill76434 on June 21, 2022, 10:48:09 PM
Well done EmmaLee, I feel that the background need to be lighter to separate it from the head hair.
Title: Re: Chato
Post by: EmmaLee on June 21, 2022, 11:00:44 PM
Thank you Bill. I wish I would have chosen a lighter paper to draw on. I think what I’ll try first is lighten the fur on the head to create more contrast against the background. Really the whole dog could probably  go lighter. I’ll work on it a bit more and see if I can brighten the dog more.
Title: Re: Chato
Post by: EmmaLee on June 22, 2022, 04:44:03 PM
I spent a little more time on Chato’s portrait this morning. What do you think? Did I create better contrast from the background? Should I keep on or call it finished?

Title: Re: Chato
Post by: Bill76434 on June 22, 2022, 10:05:49 PM
Sure makes a difference EmmaLee, quite acceptable to me  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Chato
Post by: EmmaLee on June 22, 2022, 10:19:18 PM
Thank you, Bill. I’m so glad you mentioned creating a better contrast between the background and the top of his head. It was good advice and Chato’s owner is pleased with the result.
Title: Re: Chato
Post by: Bill76434 on June 23, 2022, 10:09:34 PM
 O0
Title: Re: Chato
Post by: njnjgirl on July 07, 2022, 03:02:03 PM
Stunning work again EmmaLee.  I am in awe. :yippee:
Title: Re: Chato
Post by: Val on August 12, 2022, 02:02:23 PM
Marvelous!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Chato
Post by: nolan on August 15, 2022, 12:26:39 AM
Too cute. I love the eye reflections :smitten: :smitten: :smitten:
Title: Re: Chato
Post by: dennis on August 15, 2022, 07:33:09 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Looks like quite a character!
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