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Ray3

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on: January 16, 2015, 02:58:07 AM
This is a coloured pencil drawing on film I had a lot of problems with shading and tonal control but I hope I have done this picture justice I hope to put the reference photo in my Gallery folder.  Ray

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Collie
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Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 04:36:54 AM
Ray, another masterpiece!  :yippee:
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Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 07:26:11 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Awsome Ray.  The right ear looks a bit like a hole to me , maybe you could shade it more Maybe it is the highlight just under that gives this illusion. Hope you do not mind my saying so.     
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Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 08:54:30 AM
Ray this an excellent drawing.  The detail and coloring, awesome.  I agree with Danielle's observation of the ear.  I tried to figure out what the problem is. I don't think it's under the ear.  I think the ear itself needs to be lightened, to give more contour.  The ear looks concave not convex.  This is a fabulous lesson for all.  Would love to hear what the experts say. 
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Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 09:03:36 AM
 :thankyou: Robin, Danielle and Jill for your helpful comments I will put up the ref photo along with this drawing and try and see how it can be matched your observations are most welcome, the film i used is called Polydraw here in the UK but in America it is called Grafix or Dura-lar and can be purchased from Dick Blicks if I am allowed to advertise hope this helps  Ray
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Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 09:25:23 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Ray you have done a good job on what looks like a difficult subject.  Your pencil work is so good and a pleasure to view.    Patricia
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Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 09:36:48 AM
Wow Ray.  It's lovely...just a few tweaks, and you will have a number one painting.  It a great job, and interesting to do it on film.
 :congrats:
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Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 09:40:59 AM
 :thankyou: Pat once again for your welcoming comment and I am glad to hear that your daughter is making good progress after her operation you must be well pleased.
looking closely at the right ear I can see that it's needs a bit of shading at the top left hand corner which should give it a fuller appearance.   Ray

 :thankyou: Retta I think you are right, glad of your input.
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Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 08:37:47 PM
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Reply #9 on: January 17, 2015, 12:54:49 PM
 :thankyou:  Natalie
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Reply #10 on: January 17, 2015, 01:04:01 PM
I can see this was a lot of work, well done.

The concave look on the right ear is due to the line on the upper part of that area  - a line denotes either an angle or distance change. In this case it creates the illusion of a distance change making your mind process the tip of the ear as a separate item


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Reply #11 on: January 17, 2015, 01:09:47 PM
Ray! That's another stunning picture! I'm glad you posted the original to compare. Proves what an excellent job you've done and, such fine detail.
What pencils are you using by the way. It's just that I've been spending time comparing aspects of coloured pencils from Derwent Inktense, Polychromos, Albrect Durer and Caran D'Asche.
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Reply #12 on: January 17, 2015, 02:10:39 PM
Thats one hairy dog to draw Ray. You have done a great job. :clap:


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Reply #13 on: January 18, 2015, 01:14:53 AM
 :thankyou: Nolan your comment is worth a lot to me and helps to get a better understanding of getting the correct perspective And I will certainly take this onboard not only for this drawing but ones in the future, your help is always appreciated.

 :thankyou: Tony again your comment is very encouraging and to help you in your coloured pencil comparing I used Polychromos on this drawing if that is of any help to you I also use Prismacolor but the Polychromos are my favorite because of their oily texture over the wax.

 :thankyou: Sally you are sure right it is very hairy. Ray
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