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Sherri

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on: March 10, 2015, 09:57:43 PM
Wow this was a really hard lesson.  I did increase this to a 9X12 Inch drawing.  That might be one reason it was so much more difficult!!  Suggestions for improvement would be appreciated.

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Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 10:00:21 PM
This looks marvelous Sherri  :heeha:   I'm just going to have a look at the eyes on the ref. ...... I'll be back!  ;)

It looks as though HIS right eye (our left facing) is just a bit too low. Brilliant exercise though, his markings and fur look excellent  :congrats:
« Last Edit: March 10, 2015, 10:07:15 PM by Val »
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Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 10:21:24 PM
Thanks Val  I think you are right  I will put my template over it and see how far off I am  Not sure I can fix it.  This one was a hard hard lesson.  I spent lots of hours working on him. 

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Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 10:21:46 PM
Sherri,

Wow - good work on the scratchboard dog.  Looks like a lot of effort went into it.

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Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 04:56:32 AM
Sherri the doggy is beautifull,   :clap:  The only thing i find is that the boddy is very light compaired to the face, he may be lighter there but it brings his body to close, maybe grey it down some how with watered down ink.    Hope this makes sence.
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Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 09:05:29 AM
I would agree with Danielle. Some of the drama has been lost.
Nice job thus far.  :clap:
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Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 11:47:00 AM
Yes I understand what you are saying Danielle and Natalie.  I am going to wait to get feedback from Nolan before I make any changes.  That way I can do it all at one time and maybe he will have some suggestions as to the best way to go about making the fixes.

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Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 12:06:13 PM
this drawing is a lot of work, but you have done a great job. :clap: :clap: :clap:
I agree on dulling down the body, even mine ended up a bit too light for my liking


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Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 05:42:14 PM
Beautiful dog!!!  :clap:
I haven't found scratchboard. I did get a few small clayboards and painted a coat of black acrylic paint on it....it was very hard to "scratch" any lines. Maybe I'll try India ink on the next one.
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Reply #9 on: March 11, 2015, 08:54:53 PM
Carol I think that ink is what is normally used.
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Reply #10 on: March 11, 2015, 10:42:11 PM
Sherri this looks so difficult, don't think I will try that. Your scratch painting looks beautiful. :flowers:
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Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 08:53:52 PM
Carol,

I had to order my scratch boards.  I got them from Jerry's Artarama.  Here is the link to them:  http://www.jerrysartarama.com/discount-art-supplies/scratchboard/essdee-british-scraper-board-and-accessories/essdee-scraper-boards.htm

Thanks everyone for your comments and encouragement.

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Reply #12 on: March 12, 2015, 09:48:38 PM
You are very brave to try this one Sherri,especially on such a large scale.The only size that I have left is 11x 14 so I've been procrastinating.Mea did I spell that word right? Great job Sherri.
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Reply #13 on: March 12, 2015, 11:19:31 PM
Yes, Minny 1.  You get an A in spelling.  I think we are all procrastinators at one time or another.

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Reply #14 on: March 13, 2015, 05:48:47 AM
Sherri,  I love your little dog.  He is beautifully done!
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