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Carole

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Reply #390 on: December 07, 2020, 09:27:28 AM
Your Shephard is so good Marie.  :clap:  I had to zoom in to check it wasn't a photo! He is so real. Well done.


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Reply #391 on: December 07, 2020, 01:12:35 PM
Ellen, love the border collie and you are certainly doing so well! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Marie, your shepard looks like a photo.  Very well done!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #392 on: December 07, 2020, 08:22:28 PM
Marie, I am even more glad you kept at it - your German Shepard looks better than mine :congrats: :not_worthy: :cloud9:


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Reply #393 on: December 07, 2020, 08:51:33 PM
Marie, your shepherd is absolutely stunning  :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers:
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Reply #394 on: December 08, 2020, 12:16:16 AM
Yay, finally finished the Dog painting course, nearly gave up a few times, this was way out of my comfort zone and harder than I thought it would be but I am so glad I persevered. Thankyou Nolan for your thorough teaching.

This absolutely rocks Marie... Very well done,,, I wanted to comment on it earlier when I saw it on the forum (your gallery) but can't comment there... why not?

Very well done... I love the selective texture buildups throughout in particulat - short hair/long hair...  frame it... hang it!

If there is any criticism at all I might have ,,, its negligible...

For me the top of the dogs muzzle seems too sharp.. not sure if its the lighter hair values  closer to the eyes or what but I'm seeing too much separation if it were mine I'd dampen down just those lighter hairs a tad (if it were oils maybe soften them slightly too) so that the transition to the background is not quite as sharp.. That said... that's just me.. do not touch this!!!! ;)
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Reply #395 on: December 08, 2020, 02:22:29 AM
Thankyou everyone for your kind comments. I tried my hardest to make mine as good as yours Nolan, so thankyou for the compliment. The real challenge will be trying to paint my dog now. But first I need to attempt the owl painting I started ages ago. :thankyou:


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Reply #396 on: December 08, 2020, 08:23:01 PM
you can do it :gl:

Please show us when you are done


aussiemate

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Reply #397 on: December 22, 2020, 09:18:11 PM
Nolan, I have the Dog Portrait course but am missing the Shepherd PDF reference photos. All the other animals are there but not the shepherd. Have I missed them somewhere?  Thanks



bmquirk7895

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Reply #398 on: January 02, 2021, 07:59:10 PM
Here is my Border Collie.  I painted it in oil. 

Now on to the remaining dogs.

Bob


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Reply #399 on: January 03, 2021, 09:53:39 AM
Aussiemate the pdf for the Shepherd should come up when you view the first class of that dog. Let me know if it doesn't


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Reply #400 on: January 03, 2021, 09:57:13 AM
Great job Bob :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

The eyes are nice and alive and you have a lot of detail in the hair.

I can see the photo came out a bit light so I suspect the hair is showing greyer than it really is, if not just add more black hairs in the dark areas to ensure the dog appears black and not grey O0


bmquirk7895

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Reply #401 on: January 03, 2021, 03:39:37 PM
Thanks Nolan.  Yes, I tried taking the picture outside but it was very bright out.  Also, I do have a lot of mid-tone grey.  I'll add some more black. :thankyou:
Bob


Bill76434

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Reply #402 on: January 10, 2021, 09:53:32 PM
Got back into the course and loving it



njnjgirl

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Reply #403 on: January 11, 2021, 01:52:29 PM
Bob and Bill, your dogs are so good! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mary Lou

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Reply #404 on: January 11, 2021, 02:12:41 PM
Great job, especially on his mouth.
EmmaLee


 

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