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Title: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on June 14, 2014, 01:01:12 PM
In order for me to easily find and answer queries about this Lesson I will appreciate it if everyone will keep these  to this specific Lesson Posting only. This will also be of benefit to you as well in the future.  Thanks


Download Template HERE (http://courses.paintbasket.com/handouts/pastels-lesson20-dog-portrait-template.pdf)

(This is a pastel pencil demonstration)

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on June 22, 2014, 02:20:37 PM
Awesome class Dennis-enjoyed it a lot!  :thankyou:
Corrections
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on June 22, 2014, 02:38:54 PM
Good job in the paint along Natalie.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 22, 2014, 02:51:56 PM
Here's my paint a long.  I was too scared to go dark so my portrait is much too light.  However, I enjoyed the class immensely.  Thank you Dennis.




Patricia


Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 22, 2014, 02:52:54 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely painting Natalie.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: NHC50 on June 22, 2014, 03:17:09 PM

Well here is my first pastel drawing of a dog. It was fun.  :congrats: Dennis you did a fantastic job of slowing down. It was easier to keep up with you. Your speedos must of been in the washer.  :2funny:

Natalie and Patricia great job.  O0 O0 O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 22, 2014, 03:57:13 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great painting of your dog Nina and thank you for your comment about mine. 


Patricia 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: sally13 on June 22, 2014, 03:58:30 PM
Natalie, Patricia and Nina, You have all done a wonderful job of the dog portrait. Well done for a paintalong. :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on June 22, 2014, 04:01:57 PM
SWEET!!!  Awesome ladies!  :clap:
 :thankyou: Sally
I need to darken up my light patch a bit .
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 22, 2014, 04:05:02 PM
 :thankyou:  Sally, I appreciate you taking the time to comment.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jennylynn on June 22, 2014, 11:01:40 PM
Natalie, nina & patricia absolutely awesome work  :yippee:  looked a real great class sorry I had to miss it but definitely gonna be there for Wednesday  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on June 22, 2014, 11:13:48 PM
All three of you Ladies have done a tremendous job with the dog portrait - and that for a draw-a-long  :yippee: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Natalie, The right ear edging is not sharp enough - it should be the same as the left ear.

Patricia, apart from the blue cast (camera?) the pupil in the right eye should be in the same position as the left eye. Try not to put the highlight right in the center of the pupil move it to the top right of the pupil to look the same as the left eye O0

Nina, the only comment I have is that I am missing the small pink spot for the tear duct in the left eye.
However, I can't guarantee just how long the speedo will stay in the washer :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 23, 2014, 03:20:12 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis, I fixed the pupils/highlights and it makes all the difference.  Thank you.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Ray3 on June 23, 2014, 03:38:29 AM
 Natalie, Nina & Patricia  Wonderful work on the dogs and to do them as a draw-a-long is astonishing you should be very proud of yourselves and Dennis has given you valuable advice   Well Done   Ray
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on June 23, 2014, 04:06:43 AM
Thanks Jennylynn and Ray! 
(Jennylynn you need to hurry up and get settled)   ;)

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on June 23, 2014, 07:21:36 AM
Patricia and Nina, excellent work on your dogs. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on June 23, 2014, 07:45:08 AM
Wow...you guys did really great!!! Natalie, Pat n Nina...you guys just whiz along. Terrific dogs...I love the paintings...
I'm 'bringin up the rear'...I started off on the left foot instead of the right!!  LOL
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: NHC50 on June 23, 2014, 08:03:32 AM
Thanks Patricia, Sally, Natalie, Ray, Jill, Bella and Dennis for all your comments, and encouraging words. It is always appreciated.  :hug:

Nina
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on June 23, 2014, 08:15:07 AM
Bella-it's hard to change gears!!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on June 23, 2014, 11:57:00 AM
 :heeha: Wow guys....these paintalongs are just too good.  O0 :clap: :clap: :clap:   

Got to poke my nose in the art shop yesterday....they have pastel pans on sale! Ooooooh man!!!!!  :eyesclosed:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jennylynn on June 23, 2014, 02:07:05 PM
Natalie I'm trying honest O0 will b in the acrylics class  O0for definite
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 23, 2014, 02:13:07 PM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:   Jennylynn, Ray, Jill, Retta and Val for your supportive comments.  It is much appreciated.


Looking forward to having you back on the forum Jennylynn.


Val, I can just imagine what fun you must have had looking around the art shop.  I feel like I am in another world when I go into any of them ... usually go in with my purse full and come out with it empty!!!  There is always something that I need. lol!!


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on June 24, 2014, 03:25:48 AM
Beautiful pastel of the dog Natalie, Patricia and Nina.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dbald8 on June 24, 2014, 11:13:05 AM
I downloaded the template for this class but there was no copy of Dennis' finished portrait or a sketch to work from. Is it in a different place on the website?
Thank you
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on June 24, 2014, 11:29:47 AM
Hi...the template was with a photograph of the dog.
The sketch will come up with the replay.


Welcome to our great Paint Basket family.  It's a blast here, and you sure learn while having fun!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 24, 2014, 12:23:02 PM
 :thankyou:  So much Danielle.  I know I could do better if I did it more slowly but Dennis says that it is good practice to paint a long and as he is the Master Artist, I do what he says and it is good practice for you don't have time to think and it is more spontaneous if I can put it that way. 


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on June 24, 2014, 12:42:55 PM
dbald8, the finished copy of the class demonstration will  only come out a day or two after the class as we still have to do the editing and uploading. In fact I have  just done that a few minutes ago so you are now able to view it. An email will also be going out shortly to all registrants.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dbald8 on June 24, 2014, 07:53:52 PM
Dennis, again I have to apologize for my impatience. I was upset I missed the class and eager to view it.
Thanks for explaining how the process works and I will work on being more patient.
If your classes weren't so good I wouldn't be so eager to see them.
Diane
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on June 25, 2014, 02:52:04 PM
Here is my version of the dog. Any constructive comments are welcome.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Daisyblue77 on June 25, 2014, 03:44:30 PM
Your dog painting is gorgeous !!!!!!  He /she  looks 3D.  Nice work.    :clap:   :)   :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on June 25, 2014, 04:32:10 PM
Danielle you did a wonderful job with this lesson!  :heeha:   :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 25, 2014, 05:05:52 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Wow, Danielle, a magnificent job on your dog portrait.  Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: NHC50 on June 25, 2014, 05:23:37 PM
Danielle all I can say is WOW WOW WOW!  O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Lillian on June 25, 2014, 05:49:29 PM
Amazing dog portraits here!   :congrats:    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on June 25, 2014, 06:46:49 PM
Thank you Lillian, Nina, Patricia, Natalie, and Didwaud   So much for your lovely comments.   
I must say you all did a great job on your dogs yourselfs, Natalie, Nina and Patricia.   
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on June 27, 2014, 10:28:47 AM
Danielle....excellent painting!  It's great, and you should be very proud. It's a wonderful job.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on June 28, 2014, 04:51:30 AM
Geez Danielle!  What a FANTASTIC job you did on the dog.  He is so life like, I can virtually feel the soft silkiness of his fur.  Just awesome!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on June 28, 2014, 10:52:07 AM
Thank you so much Tousabela and Jillfor your encouraging comments.   I am presently working on a dog for my nephewS weeding and I will post it when completed.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on June 29, 2014, 04:35:20 PM
Danielle, just like mine :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on June 29, 2014, 05:35:09 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis what an honor that comment.  :-* 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dbald8 on July 05, 2014, 11:55:08 AM
My pup wants to join the other great dog portraits. I liked him more without the background color.
If you have time please comment. Thanks Diane
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: doina on July 05, 2014, 12:00:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: B E A T I F U L !!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :flowers: :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on July 05, 2014, 12:07:36 PM
Diane you did a fantastic job on your dog.  :congrats: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on July 05, 2014, 12:15:33 PM
Beautiful work Diane  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dbald8 on July 05, 2014, 01:01:18 PM
Thank you all so much. I didn't expect such fast replies.
There is a great bunch of people on this website. I'm so glad I found it.
Thanks again
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Lisa gale on July 05, 2014, 04:37:55 PM
Wow!  Everyone's dogs are really amazing.   What a fantastic job to all of you!     :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 05, 2014, 08:12:17 PM
Brilliant Diane! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dbald8 on July 06, 2014, 02:15:29 PM
Thank you Jill. The encouragement is always welcome. It keeps me going.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on July 06, 2014, 04:15:32 PM
 :thankyou: for the compliment Lisa.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: JayJ on July 07, 2014, 01:47:16 AM
Such amazing work everyone!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on July 07, 2014, 05:00:11 AM
 :thankyou: Jay
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on July 07, 2014, 09:48:44 AM
Great job, Dianne. I keep waiting for him to close an eye!'
Everyone did a super job on this one!!  Congratulations, painters!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 07, 2014, 01:29:06 PM
My doggie.  Really enjoyed drawing this. Finally finished something.  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on July 07, 2014, 02:28:17 PM
He's a winner!  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: scouserl41 on July 07, 2014, 02:41:37 PM
Jill that's a complete knockout! He looks like he's coming out of the paper ready to like your face.
Exceptional work, congrats
Brian
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 07, 2014, 02:52:01 PM
Thank you Natalie and Brian.  Your comments put a smile on my face!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on July 07, 2014, 03:37:30 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Jill your dog is BEAUTIFUL.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 07, 2014, 03:43:17 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 07, 2014, 04:53:49 PM
Jill,

Nice work on the dog. Love those ears.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on July 07, 2014, 05:33:40 PM
Love your dog Jill, well done.   :clap: :clap: :clap: 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 07, 2014, 07:38:06 PM
 :thankyou: Mea.  Good to see you back.

 :welcome: Danielle.  Gee you are doing some good work.  Just seen your horse.   Just Beautiful!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 07, 2014, 07:39:24 PM
That was meant to be  :thankyou: Danielle.  Had a senior moment LOL.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on July 08, 2014, 04:09:56 AM
 :thankyou: Jill  easy to hit the wrong button they are so close together.  ;)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dbald8 on July 09, 2014, 10:39:38 PM
Thank you Tousabella and Jay. I really enjoyed doing this dog and am waiting for Sundays class on the long haired dog.
Jill you did a very nice job on your pup. He looks so friendly you want to hug him.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on July 10, 2014, 01:06:48 AM

Excellent, Jill  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 10, 2014, 07:44:51 AM
Thank you Diane and Dennis for taking a look and your nice comments.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: JayJ on July 10, 2014, 09:21:57 AM
Great work Jill!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 10, 2014, 03:27:56 PM
Thank you Jay.  Appreciate you looking.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Lisa gale on July 29, 2014, 05:34:13 PM
Love your dog Jill!   He is excellent. :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on July 29, 2014, 07:02:23 PM
 :thankyou: Lisa.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Lisa gale on August 01, 2014, 05:31:37 AM
I have acquired a deeper appreciation for all of you portrait painters! Here is my dog, he's got two black eyes ;) I started panicking in the middle of the class when his ears were half blue!
Dennis another great class!


Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on August 01, 2014, 06:21:22 AM
Every once in awhile you just gotta take a deep breath and trust the process and keep :painting:
 :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 01, 2014, 07:55:02 AM
Lisa,

Nice job on the dog.  Looks like you rescued the blue ears.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on August 01, 2014, 08:38:02 AM
 :heeha: Great job on your dog Lisa! Reminds me of an old hound I had. His name was 'Blue'. Just loved those velvet ears. We travelled many a mile together, thanks for kicking in the recall...fond memories.  O0

                                                 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Lisa gale on August 01, 2014, 12:05:05 PM
 :thankyou: Natalie and Mea,  there was that moment were I actually held my hand over the paper to snatch it up and start all over and I thought well maybe I used too dark of a blue .... But what do I know !   lol
:thankyou::Val,     Those types of memories are the best.  Mine was called Ellie,   She was my best friend.



Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Lisa gale on August 01, 2014, 12:06:09 PM
Oh my gosh, I've graduated to color wheel  :yippee:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on August 01, 2014, 01:48:11 PM
Lisa you did a great painting of the dog. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on August 02, 2014, 11:40:45 AM
Lisa, great job on the dog. He looks wonderful.
I'm still 'holding' on mine...1/2 done, but it's so very hot in my apt. I stick to the paper!!  LOL
You did well on yours.
 :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on August 03, 2014, 01:31:53 PM
Excellent painting, Lisa :clap: :clap: :clap: With pastels one cannot mix  like oils, here one has to "merge the colours" directly on the paper O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on August 03, 2014, 04:53:40 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Great job on the dog portrait Lisa.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: lynn p. on August 03, 2014, 07:14:54 PM
Lisa, quite wonderful!  I love the look in his beautiful brown eyes!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Lisa gale on August 03, 2014, 07:22:17 PM
Thank you Danielle,  I had fun doing it.
 :thankyou: Lynn, :thankyou:Patricia,  I really appreciate everyone's encouragement.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Lisa gale on August 03, 2014, 07:26:42 PM
 :thankyou: Retta,  I have actually been sticking to my paper too, so now I sit right I front of the AC when I work.  It cools me down and blows off the excess dust :2funny:

 :thankyou: Dennis,   I really enjoy your classes and I am learning so much. 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: NHC50 on August 04, 2014, 03:34:27 AM
Lisa and Jill your paintings look great.  O0 O0

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on September 16, 2014, 04:01:11 PM
Wow....it's cooled off, so I caught up on some pastels. It seems the only thing I can do with pneumonia. Doesn't tire me too quickly.  The main thing....I did it!!  LOL


My Dog needs to be done again....just cuz.  I need to get more comfortable with the blending.


Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 16, 2014, 04:13:57 PM
Good job on the dog, Bella.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on September 16, 2014, 05:24:37 PM
Thanks, Mea.  It was fun to do, but had trouble 'getting acquainted' with my pastels again!   :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on September 16, 2014, 05:31:48 PM
+Excellent  job, Bella :clap: :clap: :clap: Just define the eyes a bit more then it will highly improved O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on September 16, 2014, 06:02:04 PM
Bella I hope you get better soon!  :1hug:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on September 17, 2014, 06:06:08 PM
Thanks for the comments.  Dennis I'll fix the eyes, but I think 'another' dog would help get the hang of blending some more.
Lookin up Nat....the anti's are doin their thing!

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on September 17, 2014, 06:22:41 PM
 O0 Good to hear. I'm glad you are on the mend.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dbald8 on October 09, 2014, 10:04:03 PM
Thank you Retta or is it Bella for your comment. I just read it.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 14, 2014, 08:26:43 AM

Decided to take a break from the beach scenes to try my hand at a pet portrait in pastels...I'm just so floored by the ones others are doing in this medium! Please let me know if there's something I can do to make this better...thanks!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 14, 2014, 08:48:56 AM
Sharon,

Looks really good except for the soldiers-in-a-row whiskers.  Are they really that stiff and evenly spaced?  I don't have a dog so don't know.

Love the eyes - so shiny and deep.

Good work as usual.  You must have brought one suitcase just for art supplies.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 14, 2014, 09:34:40 AM
Good catch on the whiskers, Mea - I'll correct that and repost. And yes, I did bring a bag with my painting supplies - but we've been so busy I haven't been able to paint nearly as much as I hoped.  Now we're in the villa where it's a bit more remote I'm hoping to get through a few more pastel lessons!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on December 14, 2014, 01:08:44 PM
Good work Sharon  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 14, 2014, 01:33:33 PM
Thanks, Natalie! Added a bit more to the whiskers to make them look less like soldiers!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on December 14, 2014, 03:42:33 PM
Well done Sharon!  You are definitely getting the hang of these pastels.  I love his sad eyes and his ears look soft and silky.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on December 14, 2014, 05:12:04 PM
Sharon, overall very well executed :clap: :clap: :clap: His whiskers are just very wild - he needs to go to the barber for a moustache trim :2funny: Check the photo you can hardly see the whiskers O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 14, 2014, 05:35:20 PM
OK - I'll find a barber here in Puerto Vallarta and will repost once he's had a trim!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on December 14, 2014, 09:00:25 PM
 :2funny: :flowers:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on December 17, 2014, 09:18:42 AM
 ;D  Nicely done Sharon and I know he'll be quite dapper after his trim.... just watch out for that 'pencil thin mustache'!   ;)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 17, 2014, 01:30:07 PM

OK, found someone to trim this fellow's whiskers - and no thin mustache, Val!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on December 17, 2014, 05:22:27 PM
Look at you go...making changes like it's nothing!  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on December 17, 2014, 06:53:57 PM
Yes, Sharon, he looks better now.

Have fun your last few days.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 17, 2014, 09:05:17 PM
Thanks Mea and Natalie! And I actually did those dang whiskers over and over about 8 times before I got them thin enough!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Bellarina on December 18, 2014, 06:38:45 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Sharon.  lovely job
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on December 18, 2014, 07:41:45 AM
Thanks, Robin!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on December 18, 2014, 10:34:19 AM
There you go, Sharon :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on December 22, 2014, 12:04:35 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Oh I wish I had a pencil thin mustache.... (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50404/1508635.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   The Boston Mackie kind....  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/129003/1514025.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on December 22, 2014, 05:21:57 PM
Nice work sharron,  i would just put more of the redish burnt umber where you have white on the left cheek.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on December 22, 2014, 06:25:37 PM
Good work Sharon!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Selen on February 24, 2015, 05:57:49 AM
Hi, here is my dog portrait....I think the wrinkles on its forehead should be lighter, but I could not figure out the tone of the color in the beginning of the class....
Love
Selen
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Bellarina on February 24, 2015, 06:13:43 AM
I just love this pup.  :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on February 24, 2015, 06:31:53 AM
Nice job Selen.  :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Selen on February 24, 2015, 06:45:51 AM
Dear Robin and Natalie,
I just wieved everybodys renditions and they are very succesful, looks like has been an enjoyable class for all of us....
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: JayJ on February 24, 2015, 07:25:25 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: jillh on February 24, 2015, 08:33:01 AM
Well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 24, 2015, 08:44:36 AM
Selen,

I love the way he is looking me right in the eye and saying, "What?  What?"

Nice job.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on February 24, 2015, 12:12:59 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Lovely painting Selen.   Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on February 24, 2015, 01:02:11 PM
Selen, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on February 24, 2015, 01:36:28 PM
Beautifully done Selen  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Selen on February 25, 2015, 10:29:29 AM
 :thankyou: Jay, Jill, Mea, Patricia, Dennis, Danielle... He is questioning is not he, Mea :) our cats looks at me like that sometimes. I made his photo ready to be painted, but I will wait for some time.
Love.
Selen
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on February 25, 2015, 02:49:56 PM
Well done, Selen.  He looks awesome.  Yes, it was a fun lesson, and I think we all enjoyed it.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on June 28, 2015, 06:00:20 AM
Hi All,

Posting my rendition to Dog Portrait. I've never done this before as far as animal portraits are concerned. It was difficult but challenging. Please comments and critics are well received.


Cheers
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on June 29, 2015, 03:49:33 AM
Woof, woof, Juan Carlos.  Good job - - maybe more shading around the eyes to make them look more lively?

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: ncwren on June 29, 2015, 07:34:52 AM
Great job Carlos  :clap:
-missing those darks!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Fiona on June 29, 2015, 08:31:41 AM
Nice work Juan - I agree with pushing the darks a bit that will really make him pop  :)    :clap: :clap: :clap:

Cheers
Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on June 29, 2015, 09:10:39 AM
 :thankyou: Mea, Natalie and Fiona for your important suggestions. I'll work out some darks.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Tousabella on June 29, 2015, 10:27:34 AM
Good job, Carlos, but I have to go with the 'rest of the crowd'...don't be afraid of the darks. Have a look at the main pic, and there is a lot of dark.  Really coming along, tho. Looking good!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on June 29, 2015, 11:14:28 AM
 :thankyou: Retta!!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on June 29, 2015, 11:49:57 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Great job Juan.    Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 01, 2015, 02:30:37 PM
 :thankyou: Patricia...
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Danielle123 on July 07, 2015, 10:47:41 AM
Great job Juan,  i too agree with the darks and soften the orange into the beige of his body.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on July 07, 2015, 11:13:02 AM
Excellent for a first try :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on July 09, 2015, 05:10:08 PM
Merci Danielle.

Dennis always appreciate your encouragement, thank you very much.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 09, 2017, 01:48:44 PM
Hmm. For some reason the video wouldn't work for me. So.... I decided to go it alone anyway.  :doh: What a royal cock-up!  :faint:     ;D   Didn't notice this was a 'pencil' portrait, doesn't matter, I'm short on the pencils anyway. Didn't have colours even close to those needed so I made up my own colour scheme. Going to have to work on that!  :whistle:    :2funny:
I'd say I'm about 2/3 there, but not posting until it's done...or I'm done, whichever comes first!  :D    :2funny:

I will warn you that between the printer not printing, and my baby blues have not been treating me well at all this week so this should be a surprise for all of us!  :heeha:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 16, 2017, 03:47:28 PM
 :help: Having some major issues with this critter.

He is freehand so parts of him may be a bit out of wack, (still no printer) the video won't run properly for me...due to net at my end I think. Having to use makeshift colours. My pastel pencils just don't want to work over the pan pastels.  :stress:   That's my rant done.  :crazy2:

I ended up laying a dark grey on his ear and lifting it off with my putty rubber to get it as light as I could. Now before I pull a 'Zorro'    Z   on this, looking for ideas on how to put the darks in place with just the pan pastel. The little sponge tools just make a mess, not thin enough. I tried using tissue, not good. I'm sure I'm missing something....just don't know what. Any thoughts?

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 16, 2017, 04:59:49 PM
Val,

Doesn't look as bad as you think it does.  Nice color.  I don't do pastels so am not much help.  That triangular eye socket is an interesting touch.  Maybe should be more rounded than angular??

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 16, 2017, 06:57:09 PM
 :-* Thanks Mea.  Actually, I was thinking the other eye should be more like the triangular eye!  :D    ;D

There's still a long way to go so I guess I'm still in the 'ugly' stage. I think I'll put the rest of his mouth in, maybe a suggestion for the other will turn up.
 
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on February 16, 2017, 07:17:56 PM
Excellent for freehand  :clap: :clap: :clap: Face needs some more shadowing. The left ear needs to be more detailed to show it up  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: EmmaLee on February 16, 2017, 08:01:08 PM
Val, I think you are doing much better than you are giving yourself credit for on this one.  Your proportions are wonderful for freehand.  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Straynative on February 16, 2017, 09:16:57 PM
Looking reall good Val...
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 17, 2017, 12:55:24 AM
Thanks Dennis, the outline/shape of that ear is not quite right, but I'll leave as is. I think it looks passable. I haven't put any real detail in that ear yet, and am thinking since the graying down of the other ear isn't going so well.... I'll try to put the original colours back and he'll just be a much younger dog!  ^-^      :2funny:

Agree, still needs more shading overall. Feeling much more optimistic!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 17, 2017, 01:00:25 AM
Ta much EmmaLee, I'm quite chuffed you think so. Very uplifting.... there is hope for me yet!   ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 17, 2017, 01:01:48 AM
Thanks Trev, still a way to go but getting there.   :knight:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: JayJ on February 17, 2017, 01:19:12 AM
Beautiful Val!


You think tortilon (blending stump) dipped[size=78%] in pan pastel would help?[/size]
I remember using that with charcoal powder in a charcoal drawing.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on February 17, 2017, 05:20:23 AM
Val, I have just seen your drawing of the Dog Portrait, how I missed it, I don't know.  Unfortunately, I have no experience with pan pastels in fact, I was wanting to get some to try. With regard to your pastel pencils not taking over the pan pastels, I have often found that if the tooth of the paper has been worn down, the pencils won't adhere to the paper. I too, have tried removing the underlying colour without much success but what may help after removing most of the colour with your putty rubber, try taking a very soft eraser and go over what remains of the colour and this 'may' help. Mea, in one of her Newsletters told us about the erasers for the end of our pencils. Well in my estimation, they are the best erasers ever.  Gosh, try anything because you have done a good job thus far. Wishing you success Val, keep us informed.   


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 17, 2017, 08:08:02 AM
Patricia,

Regarding those pencil-tip erasers, I have tried several brands.  But, they are not all the same quality.  The best ones I bought were back-to-school specials at our local CVS.  Can't remember if they were a generic CVS brand or something else.

Luckily, they are only a few cents each, so it's pretty cheap to try different brands.

Keep at it, Val.  No turning back now.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on February 17, 2017, 08:43:01 AM
Mea, the only pencil top erasers I have tried is the "Helix Professional Pencil Cap Erasers" and I got them at Hobby Lobby for less than $2 for a pack of 10.  They are the best erasers I have ever had and do a perfect job of erasing. Thanks to you for letting us know about them for I otherwise would never have tried them. 


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 17, 2017, 03:46:43 PM
Beautiful Val!
You think tortilon (blending stump) dipped[size=78%] in pan pastel would help?[/size]
I remember using that with charcoal powder in a charcoal drawing.

 :heeha: Now I should have thought of that!  :doh:       :2funny:   I can sharpen that to a fine point with my sandpaper!  :yippee:

Thanks much Zayn, you are the best!  :-*
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 17, 2017, 03:51:48 PM
Patricia that is one thing I like about the pan pastel.... they can be rubbed out completely with a good quality white vinyl rubber! I was hoping I could just take it down a level and rework from there.

Zayn reminded me of a very useful tool which I haven't used since I last used my charcoal which was a while ago. So, going to give that a go.

Stay tuned and ta ever so for your never flagging support.  :-*
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: JayJ on February 19, 2017, 04:48:58 AM
Beautiful Val!
You think tortilon (blending stump) dipped[size=78%] in pan pastel would help?[/size]
I remember using that with charcoal powder in a charcoal drawing.

 :heeha: Now I should have thought of that!  :doh:       :2funny:   I can sharpen that to a fine point with my sandpaper!  :yippee:

Thanks much Zayn, you are the best!  :-*
Hey Val!
Was wondering if it blending stump worked?
You could also try smallest Watercolour brush....I remember now, I also kept one specially for lifting  and applying charcoal!hope that helps !
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 19, 2017, 01:02:54 PM
Still playing about a bit with the stump.... I think it should work as long as I haven't demolished the paper by now!

I've not tried using a fine brush.... will look into that. Thanks Zayn.  :)
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 20, 2017, 01:47:01 AM
Zayn, I did try the stump but it seems I have flattened the paper one to many times.  :doh: It just won't hold anymore pastel. Lesson learned! I've left that ear until I can figure out something else. I did do more on the mouth and it looks better so the stump does work pretty well if you haven't mucked up the paper.  O0
I've added some grayish colour to the other ear, just so i could see where it was!  :D just thinking out how to finish that ear without creating the same fiasco as the other ear.
I'll say this for it..... it sure has been an interesting process!  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Win on February 20, 2017, 11:06:00 AM
Hes already looking good Val, look forward to seeing him finishe.  :smitten:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Fiona on February 20, 2017, 11:59:39 AM
He's looking mighty fine so far Val  :) 

Sometimes when I have filled up the tooth on my paper, I will scrape a razor blade over the surface to remove excess pastel.

Cheers Fi
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: JayJ on February 20, 2017, 01:13:15 PM
Aww sorry about that Val!
Glad the stump worked in other areas.I am sure u will figure out soon how to fix ....it's a beautiful dog
portrait!
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 21, 2017, 04:54:55 AM
Thanks Win and Zayn, he hasn't got me beat yet!  :fight:     ;D
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on February 21, 2017, 05:11:01 AM
Thanks for that Fi.  O0   I tried w/c 140# cp this time just to see what it was like. I don't think it's as tough as the pastel paper. Right now it feels almost like printer paper! I'll give it a scratch and see what happens.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on March 03, 2017, 12:43:43 PM
One step forward....two steps back  :doh:

Not sure what round I'm in  :fight: with this fellow. Have done more on him, but still no luck with the ears.  :thumbdown: Thinking perhaps I should forget the grey and just fill in with the brown tones. Sometimes you just have to work with what you've got.  :tongue:

Here's the update. Still open to thoughts and suggestions  O0

Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 03, 2017, 02:35:22 PM
Val,

Poor fellow, the gray makes him look washed out.  Maybe a darker grey,

I think your idea for browning him up might work.

I just went back an looked at all the earlier versions that people did.  Seems that they are all in the "50 shades of gray" range.

Hang in.  You'll get it yet.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Happychappy on March 03, 2017, 04:49:15 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Val your dog has such a beautiful face and I think you are right going with the more ochre colours. Give it a try and see if it works. 


Patricia
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on March 04, 2017, 04:38:09 AM
Mea, I did try a darker grey originally....didn't work out very well. I think I may set this aside for a bit and come back to it. Overthinking it just clouds the issue.
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on March 04, 2017, 04:43:21 AM
Thanks be Patricia for always being there.  :-*   I think I'll put this fellow aside for a bit....I swear he's getting more and more worried looking every time I look at him!    :eek:    Can't blame him poor soul, I'd be worried too!  :2funny:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on March 08, 2017, 10:23:57 AM
Looks really good to me, Val!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on March 08, 2017, 02:41:40 PM
Ta much Steve. You are a sweetie!  :-*
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: dennis on March 09, 2017, 12:47:11 PM
Add a small cast shadow below the left ear to lift it off the body. That will make a big difference to the ear  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on March 10, 2017, 04:56:26 AM
Thank you Dennis I will try that.... soon  ;)     :angel:
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Juan Carlos on April 02, 2017, 05:20:01 PM
Nice job Val. Guess the dog's right ear needs to be lifted a bit from its shoulder. Keep it up!!  O0
Title: Re: PA - LESSON #20 - Dog Portrait
Post by: Val on April 02, 2017, 08:01:07 PM
Thank you Juan, this fellow is near the top of the pile. Still needs more work to complete, taking a breather from him.