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nolan

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Reply #405 on: January 11, 2021, 08:42:00 PM
You are doing great Bill, the face is looking fabulous :clap: :clap: :clap:

I would like to see more hair detail in the chest area O0


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Reply #406 on: January 11, 2021, 09:32:54 PM
 :thankyou: Mary Lou and Emma Lee


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Reply #407 on: February 19, 2021, 01:59:46 AM
I finally finished the Retriever.  I painted him in oils, since that is all I have. 
Bob


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Reply #408 on: February 19, 2021, 01:36:06 PM
He looks terrific! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Mary Lou

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Reply #409 on: February 20, 2021, 11:45:16 AM
Thanks Mary Lou.
Bob


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Reply #410 on: February 21, 2021, 06:50:11 PM
Looking great Bob - just look at those reflections in the eye :clap: :clap: :clap:

What is bothering me are the high contrast lines around the eye and between the eyes. You would either need to go over them with a light colour to tone down or add an inbetween colour in other places to balance the difference in tonal value out O0


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Reply #411 on: February 28, 2021, 06:14:09 PM
Thanks Nolan for the feedback.  Souns good.  I see what you mean.
Bob


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Reply #412 on: March 29, 2021, 11:04:32 PM
Just finished the collie and it's in my gallery. Welcoming all constructive comments. Has not received any varnish yet as the store was in shortage and I had to order from a store much further away...

I realize the right eye is a bit small and the reflections in the eyes are a bit too opaque/bright, but once the paint was on, its fate was sealed ! I struggled to make the white hair look realistic particularly in the neck. I particularly like the mouth, it looks so real !

For the labrador, I plan on using a retarder in the paint to slow the drying time and ease blending a little. Eventually, I want to use oil as well in this course.


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Reply #413 on: March 30, 2021, 07:37:02 PM
To add your photo here, you copy and paste the BBC Embed code then you get this:
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Reply #414 on: March 30, 2021, 07:39:40 PM
You have done a great job with your Collie Emilie :congrats:

The reflection in the eye is not too bright at all O0

With the white hair, what you want to do next time is start with a darker inside hair colour. That will give you the contrast you are looking for O0


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Reply #415 on: March 31, 2021, 04:50:08 PM
I aim at becoming good enough to maybe take commissions. Back to practice ! A cat course in acrylics or oils would be nice. ( I don't think there is one ?)


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Reply #416 on: April 01, 2021, 12:56:39 AM
Can anyone tell me what filbert brush can hold enough paint and yet retain its sharp edge for doing the "defining" part of the fur ? I'm struggling as all my brushes tend to render clumps of hairs that are either too big or not subtle at all.


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Reply #417 on: April 01, 2021, 12:11:01 PM
Emilie, I think your dog looks terrific!  Well done! :yippee:
Mary Lou

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Reply #418 on: April 01, 2021, 09:32:46 PM
You will find that you need to replace filbert brushes often as then tend to loose their chisel point after a while. If you are battling with the filbert then you can also try using the fine round or a rigger brush O0


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Reply #419 on: April 16, 2021, 04:26:27 PM


 

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