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: Laughing Gulls WIP


Susan Mulno
03-23-2016, 09:43 PM
My latest project.

just
03-23-2016, 09:49 PM
Another great start. Maybe you could tell us what they are laughing at.

Susan Mulno
03-23-2016, 09:56 PM
Anything and everything from what I observe! :biggrin:

Mel_Robertson
03-23-2016, 09:58 PM
great shading technique

Susan Mulno
03-23-2016, 10:56 PM
Thanks Meli! At this time the shading is a little edgy, after I place everything I can smooth it out.

TerryCurley
03-24-2016, 10:47 AM
Each drawing you do gets better and better Susan.

Susan Mulno
03-24-2016, 10:54 AM
Thank you Terry! :vs-kiss:

Susan Mulno
03-27-2016, 12:17 AM
Pretty dark photo. Sorry.

Defined his shading a bit more, added his tail and set the shape of his legs/feet.

Susan Mulno
03-29-2016, 11:30 PM
Some work on the girlfriend.

abt2k15
03-30-2016, 04:26 AM
very nice work. looking forward to the finished version :)

Susan Mulno
03-30-2016, 08:35 AM
Thank you Andrč!

At this point I am arguing with myself about adding color, not that there is much color on these guys or the background but there is some, or leave it as full graphite. :vs_worry:

TerryCurley
03-30-2016, 06:49 PM
Susan they are coming out wonderful! I like color so if you want my opinion I would always say go for some color, but then I'm biased.

Do you know why these are called 'Laughing Gulls'? I'm just curious.

Susan Mulno
03-30-2016, 07:37 PM
Thank you Terry!



Do you know why these are called 'Laughing Gulls'? I'm just curious.

If you ever heard them you would understand. You can probably find a YouTube video.

abt2k15
03-31-2016, 05:12 AM
Thank you Andrč!

At this point I am arguing with myself about adding color, not that there is much color on these guys or the background but there is some, or leave it as full graphite. :vs_worry:


hello my immediate suggestion is to mix media with water color :surprise:

i attached a quick and dirty photoshop to show what i had in mind reading your post :)

Susan Mulno
03-31-2016, 08:56 AM
That is a cool look but I am no painter,...yet. It does give inspiration for future projects though. :biggrin:

abt2k15
03-31-2016, 10:37 AM
its cool - it was just what i had in mind when you mentioned adding color hehe but i dont understand the part about the painter? what do you mean?
you are not a painter as in if youd use a brush on that piece it becomes a painting instead of a drawing? i respect your decisions just confused about
the not being a painter part ^^

Susan Mulno
03-31-2016, 12:35 PM
i dont understand the part about the painter? what do you mean?


I have no useful experience, as of yet, with paint. :depositphotos_61224

Susan Mulno
04-04-2016, 12:04 AM
Finished! :biggrin:

just
04-04-2016, 06:18 AM
Perfectly done

dickhutchings
04-04-2016, 06:52 AM
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have out done yourself on this one. Bravo!:cheers:

TerryCurley
04-04-2016, 08:50 AM
WOW Susan this is perfect. So realistic. I love it.

Susan Mulno
04-04-2016, 08:53 AM
Thank you so much Just, Dick and Terry! I appreciate your kind words! :vs_blush:

kpnuts
04-11-2016, 12:31 PM
Superb, and that's a fact

Susan Mulno
04-11-2016, 03:49 PM
Thank you Ken!

Sarah
05-24-2016, 12:18 PM
Susan, this is absolutely stunning. I love it!!

Susan Mulno
05-24-2016, 03:15 PM
Thank you Sarah! I appreciate it!