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Fri May 15, 2020, 06:24 PM

I finished this guy in record time for me! 4 days.

Not so long ago I agonized for months over a painting. If I still feel he is done tomorrow I will sign it and give it to his person. 🙂

Edit: should have said all feedback welcome!

https://imgur.com/a/yXp4cge

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Reply I finished this guy in record time for me! 4 days. (Original post)
MLAA May 15 OP
underpants May 15 #1
MLAA May 15 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot May 15 #2
MLAA May 15 #4
PoliticAverse May 15 #5
lunatica May 15 #9
MLAA May 15 #10
Frustratedlady May 15 #6
lunasun May 15 #7
lunatica May 15 #8
MLAA May 15 #11
littlemissmartypants May 15 #12
MLAA May 15 #13
littlemissmartypants May 15 #14
MLAA May 15 #15
littlemissmartypants May 15 #16
bif May 15 #17
MLAA May 15 #18
TEB May 16 #19
MLAA May 16 #20
femmedem May 24 #21
MLAA May 24 #22
femmedem May 29 #25
LiberalLoner May 27 #23
MLAA May 27 #24

Response to MLAA (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:25 PM

1. ✅

Nice art

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:26 PM

3. Thank you!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:25 PM

2. Very nice!

I'm sure the very cute subject's human will love it!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:27 PM

4. Thank you! I've only got one more friend's cat to paint.

Anyone who has a furry one, Iím happy to paint for free.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:32 PM

5. "all feedback welcome!" - sorry, that looks nothing like the original...

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:45 PM

9. That's a prize winning dog!

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #5)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:51 PM

10. I will have to keep trying! 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:32 PM

6. Sweet! Love the eyes.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:41 PM

7. Love it - Hope the pup' s family does too . Lively rendering ++

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:42 PM

8. I love it

Your depiction of the fur is really admirable and unique. You give the dog an aura without being obvious about it. A special glow. You use very nice colors. I like the way you use very subtle blues and purples around the outline and shot through the fur. And then you use a dry brush to paint the outer tips of fur.

The way you donít make the ears perfect mirror images of each other gives this little dog an expression as if itís reacting to you talking to it. This particular ability is rare. Iím sure you captured that dog, not just a generic Chihuahua. You even included his eyelashes, another small feature that makes each animal unique. His eyes are brilliant, sharp and looking right at the viewer. You managed to make them look moist like they are in small dogs whose eyes bulge a bit.

I know what you mean about being a bit confused and suspicious about the time you put into it. I have a tree Iíve been painting since last year and Iím still not finished! The first painting I did of that same tree took me a whole two hours!

Itís finished so you can put it down.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Fri May 15, 2020, 06:53 PM

11. Thank you lunatics, you provide such good, detailed critiques/input. I appreciate it.

Are you or were you an art teacher? Or perhaps you are just very observant from being an artist 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:15 PM

12. Kicked and recommended. ❤ nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #12)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:34 PM

13. Thank you, 😊

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Response to MLAA (Reply #13)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:39 PM

14. I have a special needs Chihuahua that I love to pieces.

It reminds me of her. ❤ lmsp

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #14)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:52 PM

15. If you ever want me to try and paint her (for free) just take a few close up photos and email them t

I will direct message you my email address if you want to go for it. I like the practice

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Response to MLAA (Reply #15)

Fri May 15, 2020, 07:58 PM

16. I would love that. Thank you. ❤ nt

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2020, 09:48 PM

17. Nice!

Animals are almost as hard to paint as humans! You did a great job!

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Response to bif (Reply #17)

Fri May 15, 2020, 11:30 PM

18. Thank you

Iíve tried 4 portraits:

1 looked pretty nice
2 okay -sort of
1 not so okay

Iím enjoying animals so much more and having more success. I do want to try a portrait again before too long hoping Iíve learned something since the last one!

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 08:53 AM

19. A very close family resemblance

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Response to TEB (Reply #19)

Sat May 16, 2020, 10:42 AM

20. Haha....

You donít know how true...Iím not quite 5 feet tall and 95 pounds 😉🙂

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:08 PM

21. Makes me want to pick him up and smooch him!

I'll bet the recipient lived it because the dog's personality shines through.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #21)

Sun May 24, 2020, 08:04 PM

22. Thank you! How kind.

I sent her this pic and she said it was Ďhimí. He passed away a couple of years ago, so I think she will enjoy having it. I will hand him over next week. I get so attached as I paint them. I want to keep them all. i just started the last one in my backlog today, a sweet cat.

If you have a furry friend you would like me to paint (for free), just DM me and I will give you my email address to send some close up pics to 🙂

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Response to MLAA (Reply #22)

Fri May 29, 2020, 06:56 PM

25. That's so kind of you! Sorry I didn't see this until now.

I've been without a computer other than my phone since before you posted. I think you'll be getting a message from me over the weekend. I hope I can take a good enough photo for you to work from.

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Response to MLAA (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 01:57 PM

23. Oh that is precious! You did such a great job here!

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Response to LiberalLoner (Reply #23)

Wed May 27, 2020, 02:00 PM

24. Thank you!

I really appreciate your feedback 🙂

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