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Reply #15 on: July 18, 2016, 10:12:56 AM
Thanks to all of you for your pointers and encouragement!

I see what you're saying about his snout.  I  have some ideas on how to soften it and vary its darkness/fullness look.  I also see the sharpness I've given the ear shadows and will play with them.

I will work on the updates today and will repost the new and (hopefully) improved Mr. Zebra soon.

As far as the hidden heart, black stripe has it :-).


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Reply #16 on: July 18, 2016, 11:15:29 AM
Check the upper left corner as there is a faint heart in the background, too.

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Reply #17 on: July 18, 2016, 07:56:15 PM
Fun day - I made several changes, including the ear shadows and snout details.  I also added 'fur' to the stripes and some other minor changes.  Does this look better? 

Mea - I do see it!  Subliminal heart - didn't even do it on purpose :-). 

Thanks for your feedback.  April

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Reply #18 on: July 19, 2016, 02:15:24 AM
April, this Zebra-painting looks so real!. :clap: :clap: The fur, the eyes, also the ears. The shadow of the ears on the face gives a good impression of sun shining behind the Zebra.

Actually after reading the comments of the others about the nose, I scrutinized  another Zebra photograph (which I have´nt done before). Maybe the nose would look less "heavier", if the entry of the nostrils showed more greyish/whitish colour. Maybe this would bring in more contrast and make the middle part less solid.
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Reply #19 on: July 19, 2016, 07:11:46 AM
April,

I like Gita's suggestion for the nose.  Otherwise, you have done a great job.

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Reply #20 on: July 19, 2016, 08:05:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  April, I agree with what Gita has suggested about the nostrils showing more grey/white colouring which especially the right side which doesn't seem to show the nostril too clearly.  It could be the photograph but just lightening it a little will make all the difference. Anyway, you did a wonderful job.


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Reply #21 on: July 19, 2016, 11:39:17 AM
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Reply #22 on: July 20, 2016, 07:57:58 PM
Here's my latest zebra.  I changed the right nostril's shape/shading slightly and added grey to both nostrils (hopefully, enough).  I also widened the blue shading to the left and right areas, directly above his snout, to try and make it look stronger, to support a larger snout - not sure if I accomplished that one :-).  Thanks for your feedback - he has been fun to try and paint.  April

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Reply #23 on: July 20, 2016, 08:35:30 PM
 O0 your Zebra looks great. I think the changes to the snout make all the difference.  :clap:
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Reply #24 on: July 20, 2016, 08:55:25 PM
Yes, Abhi, it looks so much more natural now.  Good work.

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Reply #25 on: July 20, 2016, 09:31:08 PM
I can feel and hear the Zebra breathing better through those widened nostrils now,  April.  LoL. The Zebra looks simply great!  I suggest you call him Snouty after all that double work you did, April .  ;) O0 O0 O0
« Last Edit: July 20, 2016, 09:41:07 PM by Gita »
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Reply #26 on: July 21, 2016, 03:03:03 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: April, you have nailed the zebra.  The lightening of the nostrils have made all the difference. A great job indeed.    Patricia
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Reply #27 on: July 21, 2016, 04:37:03 AM
I have been watching.....  :detective:    Much improved! Great job April  O0    :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #28 on: July 21, 2016, 10:50:40 AM
Thanks, everyone!  Now, to pick my next painting challenge on the site :-).
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Reply #29 on: July 26, 2016, 02:11:40 AM
your zebra is fabulous April, especially the sunlight effect :congrats:


 

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