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Title: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 08, 2014, 10:16:36 PM
Hi everyone,

I have been missing from the forums for some time, but I am back with a pencil in my hand at long last. I thought I would share my current project with you. I haven't finished it yet, but if anyone can spot any areas where I might be "off" I would appreciate your input...


This is the iPhone photo I am working from...


Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 08, 2014, 10:18:33 PM
Cazza,

Your kitty painting is really lovely.  Great likeness.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 08, 2014, 10:20:11 PM
Thank you very much, Mea.

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Happychappy on April 08, 2014, 10:20:53 PM
Carol, Welcome back home.  It is so nice to have you with us again.  Your drawing of Leo so far is excellent.  Patricia
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 08, 2014, 10:24:01 PM
Thank you Patricia. Lovely to speak with you again. Its good to be back. 2013 was not a happy year for our family, but it is past us now, and I am back drawing. :)

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Happychappy on April 08, 2014, 10:37:00 PM
Yes, Carol, I remembered the sad time you and your family have gone through but it is now in the past and you have to look ahead, as hard as it may be, but life carries on and so must we.  We will all meet again one day.  Patricia 
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Val on April 08, 2014, 10:59:28 PM
 :heeha: Welcome back Carol! So happy to see your smiling face.  :wave:

That is a great photo of Leo, what a pose! (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50530/1509906.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  Looks excellent so far, looking forward to the conclusion.  O0

                                                             :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: nolan on April 08, 2014, 11:24:03 PM
very good likeness so far. :clap: :clap: :clap:
great drawing work :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

What I can suggest is the lighter curve to the right of the mouth on the neck - the highlight line darkens as it meets the face, just darken that line away as it nears the face
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Danielle123 on April 09, 2014, 12:08:51 AM
Carol your cat is very life like,  it willbe gorgeous once all complete.   :clap: :clap: :clap: 
Beautiful  cat,  my daughter's cat looks just like it and he had extra fron toes (Van cat). 
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 09, 2014, 06:18:16 AM
Hi Val and Danielle,

Its great to be back!

Thank you, Nolan. I see what you mean. I will correct the highlight as you suggest.

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 09, 2014, 10:57:57 AM
I have worked on the lighter tones, pumped up the darker tones, and corrected the jawline as per Nolan's suggestion.


Regards,

Carol

Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Val on April 09, 2014, 11:31:19 AM
Good job, those little tweaks have given the face more dimension. Coming on famously.  O0
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 09, 2014, 12:23:09 PM
Thank you, Val. :)

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: NHC50 on April 09, 2014, 01:33:13 PM
Carol good to see yo back. Awesome kitty.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 09, 2014, 01:42:46 PM
Its great to be back, Nina.

Thank you so much.

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: JayJ on April 09, 2014, 01:44:19 PM
Lovely drawing Carol!
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Bev S. on April 09, 2014, 01:46:38 PM
Meow. . . .looking good. . .meow. . !!!!
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 09, 2014, 03:56:57 PM
Carol,

It was a great drawing before - greater now.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Karen on April 09, 2014, 11:17:17 PM
Lovely cat. I'm going to take another look at mine! You have a great range of greys from your pencil.
The only thing I can see is maybe the shadow in the corner Nolan was talking about could be a shade darker still - over the light line.
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: nolan on April 12, 2014, 10:25:38 PM
looks all soft and cuddly now :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Elizabeth on April 13, 2014, 09:36:21 AM
Lovely drawing, Carol. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: jennylynn on April 13, 2014, 09:51:40 AM
carol so glad to see you back  :yippee: I so hope 2014 will be a fantastic year for you and your family  O0  leo the cat is adorable you have done really well with this  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 13, 2014, 11:08:01 AM
 :thank you: guys!

I  believe I have now completed the drawing, unless anything else needs attention? Here is Leo...


Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Chrisanne on April 13, 2014, 12:01:25 PM
What a lovely cat and what a beautiful drawing of him Carol, very well done.
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: NHC50 on April 13, 2014, 12:49:51 PM
Carol I think this is awesome.  :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Happychappy on April 13, 2014, 01:34:17 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wow, Carol, Leo is fantastic, such a realistic drawing.  Good job for sure.   Patricia
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Val on April 13, 2014, 01:39:35 PM
(https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50530/1509906.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   Brilliant!!       (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50396/1508575.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: jennylynn on April 13, 2014, 02:36:53 PM
FANTASTIC carol well done  :yippee:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: JayJ on April 13, 2014, 02:41:42 PM
Beautiful drawing Carol!!
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 13, 2014, 03:19:01 PM
Wow! Thank you so much everyone! I am really pleased with how he turned out. Good job really as someone was actually paying for his portrait! LOL

I have just signed up for the drawing dogs class so that I can learn even more about drawing animals.

Regards,

Carol

Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 13, 2014, 03:20:59 PM
Oh I forgot to ask my question, in my excitement. LOL.

How does one present a finished drawing to a customer? Would you mount it on a board and put a mat around it? The paper I did this on is not very thick and I would hate for it to be damaged.

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Danielle123 on April 13, 2014, 03:46:18 PM
Wow I want to take Leo home he is so georgeous. Job well done you are a good artist.
Your costumer will be very impressed  :smart: :clap: :clap:
As for the presentation if you frame it, I would have to pay for it on top of your art.  Others that are more experimented in the sale of their art would able to help you.
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: ImBatman on April 13, 2014, 03:51:47 PM
Great drawing Carol. Personally on the framing thing, I'd get some kind of agreement with the buyer. Say X dollars for unframed, and Y dollars for framed (and add some markup for you effort). Point out that they won't have the hassle of getting it framed and it would lower the likelihood of damage.

I've never had the problem unfortunately, but that's just what makes sense to me...

Batman.
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Daisyblue77 on April 13, 2014, 06:48:29 PM
Carol .... your drawing of Leo is stunning.  Congratulations on a beautiful drawing.   :cheering:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: MaryAnne Long on April 13, 2014, 11:08:22 PM
Carol,

Lovely kitty.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 14, 2014, 08:59:24 AM
 :thankyou:

Thank you everyone! I am so pleased your liked my drawing.

thank you for the tips on presentation too.

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Lisa From Oto on April 14, 2014, 09:00:39 AM
You have done an outstanding drawing  :clap: :congrats:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Paulaj on April 14, 2014, 05:31:49 PM
I am a dog person; however, Leo's face is sooooo cute.   Nice job.
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: nolan on April 14, 2014, 08:38:22 PM
you can be very proud of this drawing :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 14, 2014, 09:33:56 PM
 :thank you: Nolan, and everyone else. I am proud of my drawing of Leo. :) I'm hoping its not a fluke though, and that my next attempt turns out well.

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Val on April 14, 2014, 09:51:32 PM
  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/125927/1512042.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/) We'll have none of that! A fluke?! Hardly!  :heeha: You my love are a very talented artiste, and you have many, many more masterpieces to create. They are in you battling to come out. Honestly! (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50136/1507119.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/) 
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 15, 2014, 05:38:57 AM
Bless you, Val.  :)

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: nolan on April 15, 2014, 09:43:06 PM
of course is wasn't a fluke ???
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Danielle123 on April 15, 2014, 10:07:15 PM
I agree with Val and Nolan. A fluke no, artiste yes. :clap:
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: cazza52 on April 15, 2014, 11:27:46 PM
You are all tooooo kind. :)

Thank you,

Regards,

Carol
Title: Re: Leo - in progress
Post by: Zilpa on April 17, 2014, 08:06:40 AM
wow fantastic Carol, good job  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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