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Sherri

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Reply #15 on: March 14, 2015, 07:55:45 PM
My submission for this lesson.  I did not put the bridal on because one of my nieces wants this picture but without the bridal. She is a large animal vet tech and specializes in horses!! 

Boy did I have trouble with the nose.  At first it looked like someone had drilled a hole into the side of his snout!!!!   :2funny: :2funny: Suggestions for improvement would be appreciated.

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Reply #16 on: March 14, 2015, 09:19:27 PM
Sherri,

I like your horse.  Also nice background and white fence.

The white hairs and whiskers seem to need a softer flick to them.  I'd soften the quilt-stitched look around the triangular patch between his eyes.  Check the reference photo for the eye - compare to yours.

Otherwise, I think your vet niece will be proud to have this in her office.  Especially if she can say, "My aunt painted this for me!"

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Reply #17 on: March 14, 2015, 09:55:06 PM
Thanks Mea  I will relook the items you mentioned.  Boy this was much harder than I thought it would be.

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Reply #18 on: March 14, 2015, 10:28:30 PM
Sherri,

Since it is going to be hanging in your niece's office, it will get a lot of lookers.  Best advertising is a great painting in the right place!

I can just see the sign now:  "Sherri's Pet Portraits, Inc."

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Reply #19 on: March 15, 2015, 01:40:09 AM
Mea - You have me chuckling!!!  I would love that to happen.  Only time will tell!!

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Reply #20 on: March 15, 2015, 05:41:10 AM
Sherri this is a hard class-nice work  :clap:
Maybe a few wispy bits in the mane-this one looks like he had a blunt haircut.
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Reply #21 on: March 15, 2015, 07:10:34 AM
Thanks Natalie - will do that. 
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Reply #22 on: March 15, 2015, 11:59:09 AM
well done Sherri :clap: :clap: :clap:
the back of the eye seems too sharp, just round off the shape some more O0


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Reply #23 on: March 15, 2015, 12:54:21 PM
Made suggested changes.  Thanks everyone for your feedback!!

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Reply #24 on: March 15, 2015, 12:56:38 PM
Great piece of art for a vet's office.  O0
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Reply #25 on: March 15, 2015, 05:11:46 PM
Oh, yes, the eye is much better now.  Other changes look good. too, Sherri.
 leads others to your door.

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Reply #26 on: March 22, 2015, 11:31:04 AM
much better yes O0


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Reply #27 on: April 11, 2015, 04:15:15 AM
Really enjoyed doing this one, have never even attempted to paint, let alone draw a horse before.  Nolan you really do make things so easy for us with your tuts.......never mind the fact that I have forgotten everything sometimes before I even get to the canvas! :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Still battle to replicate your colours, I am putting it down to different paint brands! ;D
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Reply #28 on: April 11, 2015, 05:15:26 AM
Well done Fiona!  O0   Never mind trying to duplicate Nolan's colours exactly, I've found sometimes even two tubes of the same colour/mfg. can be off a tiny bit. Just work with what you have, it's always good to have a bit of individuality in our work.  ;) :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #29 on: April 11, 2015, 06:47:54 AM
 :thankyou: Val.  The biggest difference for me is Sap Green, here ours is  a very African colour  (browny green) and find I always need to add Veridian to get Nolans colours.
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