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: Started a golden portrait

11-16-2017, 09:04 AM
Getting away from landscapes and fantasy stuff for this and getting somewhat serious. I decided to paint my golden retriever, he's 12 now but I decided to pick a reference from a few years back when he was in his glory. Maybe I'll do a more recent one another time.

I tried to do a real good sketch so that I know exactly where and what to paint. I was a bit surprised after finishing the drawing when I started measuring things. I didn't have to change much, yay for me!:surprise:

I decided to start with the background and tried to stick with complimentary colors that would look good against his fur. As usual, I think I got it too bright. This was all done with a pallet knife.


11-16-2017, 10:38 AM
Be careful with the eyes. I see potential problems.

11-16-2017, 12:59 PM
Be careful with the eyes. I see potential problems.

I wish I could see what you're seeing. I'll be very careful. Thanks

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11-17-2017, 04:21 AM
when i see it i fall in love with this!

11-19-2017, 10:28 AM
Here's the latest version. Still needs more