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Sherri

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on: February 15, 2015, 02:52:44 PM
I have a commission to scratchboard the below referenced little doggy.  Suggestions for improvement would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 03:33:15 PM
 Looks pretty cute to me!  :clap:
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Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 03:55:44 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Oh! Sherri, how precious. You have done the doggy so very well. Sorry I can't offer any advice for I know nothing about Scratchboard but I think you have done an excellent job for sure.


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Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 04:21:14 PM
What a great job on this Sherri.  Owners will be happy I'm sure.
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Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 05:41:50 PM
Thanks so much Natalie, Patricia and Robin.  He is so cute.  Just wanted to do him justice.  I have to frame it and then get it to the owner.

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Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 05:49:37 PM
wow Sherri, you should be prowed of your scratchboard dog.  he is so pretty.  did you scratch, paint, scartch and painted again.   I like the colouring you put into it.
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Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 05:51:40 PM
Danielle,

I used water color for the color.  I did not put lots of layers on.  Just enough to get the light coloring I wanted.  Only scratch again if I need to add highlights that I colored.

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Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 08:28:29 PM
Sherri he/she is very cute.  I too know naught about scratchboard, so I don't know if things can be fixed that easily.  The one thing I noticed was the nostrals.   The one is lower than the other.  Just compare with the original.
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Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 08:56:43 PM
Sherri,
This is wonderful.  The fur is so rich, colors and shades well done.

Not sure about further improvement... I learned that photos are not always a good representation of the original.   

Assuming I see the true colors: are the reflection in the eye pure white or stained?  Since the eyes are usually the focal point, I think I would keep them pure white, if they are... perhaps a little bit bigger.  If the tongue is the secondary focal point, then perhaps a little bit warmer color... pink-red (as in the photo, dogs usually have bright and wetter  tongues...).  The tongue somewhat blends into the fur color... well unless this is what you wish to achieve.

The left side of the dog's tongue (right on the painting) is slightly too narrow.  On the photo it aligned with the canine tooth, but on your drawing it is just short of it.

In the neck, there is a sharp dark line,,, just a few very light strokes would break that sharp line while retaining the shadow.

But first, let's hear what other think...

The owner is sure to love it.  You have done wonder  :clap: :clap: :clap:




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Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 09:08:16 PM
Congratulations.  You've done a great job on the pooch.  I'm sure the owner will be happy with it.  I know nothing of scratchboard, so I don't know how you 'tweak' on it!  LOL
Good job.
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Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 09:35:57 PM
Sherri,
You can go back and make corrections on your own posts.  I do that all the time, typos, etc.  Once I even put the wrong smg number and posted someone else painting  :doh:
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Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 09:44:35 PM
I've never tried scratchboard but this is so cute. I think whomever your doing it for will be very pleased.
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Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 11:08:23 PM
Sherri,

Really good job on the doggie. 

Yes, I agree with Annie that the tongue would look better more pinkish.  I noticed on the photo that the eyes have some light reflections along the top of the iris.  Jill has a good suggestion on the nostril.

Hope these things are easily fixable because this is one really nice  scratchboard art piece.

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Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 06:46:20 AM
Fixed the nose and decided that the tongue needed more accent.  Thanks for all of the comments.  Annie appreciate it.

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Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 06:54:59 AM
Well done Sherri!  The tweaks have made a big difference.  The owners are going to be delighted.
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