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: My son - WIP


chanda95
02-19-2015, 01:57 PM
So I reckon I will share it as it progresses. This is from a picture I took several years ago when my kid was probably 3 - maybe? We lost this dog to a rattlesnake not a month after I snapped the picture and we were all devastated. All our dogs have snake shots but when it's your time it's your time I guess. He was a young dog which made it harder. I have always wanted to draw the picture but never got the time - or made the time I should say. Now I am. :) I have a ways to go on it still but I think the plans are to keep the background as uncluttered as possible. I want the focus to be on them.

https://www.artistforum.com/art/wip-11x14-graphite-yes-tire-looks-flat-yes-i-will-fix-25466-2706.jpg

DLeeG
02-19-2015, 02:22 PM
That's heartbreaking and now knowing that, the way that they both are looking away, it reflects that woe. Very great job.

chanda95
02-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Thank you! This is not the best of pictures and I really don't have any other excuses other than the lighting in my house sucks and it's dark outside so I have no natural lighting..But here it is..

https://www.artistforum.com/art/done-25546-2706.jpg

DLeeG
02-20-2015, 09:29 PM
This is a great work.

TerryCurley
02-20-2015, 10:08 PM
I agree, this is great!

chanda95
02-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Thank you both!

SherylG
02-27-2015, 08:57 PM
It's beautiful and so life like! I like the uncluttered background.
I have just begun to do some sketching with pencil again. I'm enjoying it!

You do such great work!

chanda95
02-28-2015, 04:44 PM
It's beautiful and so life like! I like the uncluttered background.
I have just begun to do some sketching with pencil again. I'm enjoying it!

You do such great work!

Thanks! I often prefer to not do a background because in some cases I think the subject matter speaks for itself and really doesn't need anything else. I am going to leave the background blank on my current drawing as well. I have done backgrounds and my husband prefers I do them but I honestly find them tedious and dull..

I have seen your work with pencil and love it. I can't wait to see more as you continue with it.

Michael Graves
02-28-2015, 07:41 PM
Woooow...wonderful work Chanda! You nailed it...one of my favs

SherylG
03-01-2015, 03:13 PM
Thank you! I find backgrounds a bit tedious too, with pencil or paint.

cjm1972
03-05-2015, 02:38 PM
Beautiful work. :)