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EmmaLee

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on: April 29, 2021, 04:33:33 PM
 Sparky passed away and his owners were only able to give me low resolution photos. Such a struggle for me. I was working from a printed photo and now that I upload I see I completely missed the mark on his coloring.  :-\
I would love to hear any advice you have to make this a better portrait. I want his owners to love it. Thank you in advance!





References: looks like two totally different dogs.  ???







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njnjgirl

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Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 11:57:53 AM
He looks fabulous!  Looking at the photo, I think he has a bit more reddish brown in his face and the ears have less black then in the painting.  That is what I see..but let others comment as well.  You do these so well! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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EmmaLee

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Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 12:26:12 PM
Thank you MaryLou. I did deviate quite a bit from the reference, which I normally wouldn’t do. I agree with your observations. I’ll play around with it more today.
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Reply #3 on: May 03, 2021, 06:20:34 PM
 I did some glazing and cleaned up some areas that were bothering me. I don’t feel like the picture is showing the correct colors, the painting is warmer in person.
I sent a photo and video of it to the client,  she was moved to tears and said I exceeded her expectations. I’m so thankful because I reached a point where I didn’t feel I was making it any better.  :sweat:

EmmaLee


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Reply #4 on: May 07, 2021, 09:39:16 AM
Beautiful work.  :smitten:
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Reply #5 on: May 08, 2021, 07:17:44 PM
You brought the character beautifully. Love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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EmmaLee

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Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 03:06:13 PM
Thank you Maryna and Dennis.
EmmaLee


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Reply #7 on: May 26, 2021, 03:59:33 PM
EmmaLee, it appears to me that the colouring you applied is more like the 2nd photo of Sparky ( playing on the lawn), but as others have noted, you have caught his character and that is the main reason for wanting the portrait, I am sure ☺️
Well done.
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Reply #8 on: June 08, 2021, 12:25:09 PM
Absolutely beautiful EmmaLee. I can see why it had the client in tears.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #9 on: June 11, 2021, 02:38:38 PM
Lovely painting EmmaLee and your client's reaction tells the whole story.   Bravo! :smitten: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #10 on: July 18, 2021, 09:41:20 PM
You did an amazing job especially considering the bad references :congrats:


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Reply #11 on: September 07, 2021, 05:49:36 PM
This is so good... and so much better than the photo references. This had to be a challenge!


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Reply #12 on: September 08, 2021, 12:04:13 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: I somehow missed this


 

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