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Old 08-11-2008, 04:37 PM
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Default Pawsome Portraits (some big images!)

Hey guys!

I've recently been doing a handful of promo portraits for a potential business idea I'm working on. Once I have some stuff worked out, I'm hoping to get it off the ground - you guys will be the first to know!

I work digitally, in a variety of programs, and try to do cartoon "caricatures" of pets. I do my best to convey individual personalities, and toony portraits make that easy.

Here's a few samples, mostly of border collies owned by folks from a BC board I frequent. Please let me know what you think, and any suggestions/comments are much appreciated.



Ness & Kenzie (a more solid shading style)

Auggie, who some of you may know
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:41 PM
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Those are great! I adore the way you draw fur, it's so cute. Excellent job capturing motion with Auggie's pic! You've got a great style.

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Old 08-16-2008, 03:33 PM
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These are brilliant, really made me smile.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:26 AM
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Happy and inspiring work. STrong use of lighting, and i love the shaded spots. GLad to see!!!

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Old 08-29-2008, 08:02 AM
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Those are truly lovely!

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Old 08-29-2008, 08:13 AM
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Love them all!
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Old 08-29-2008, 12:25 PM
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Wow! Those are fantastic! Very well done. I really like the shading you did, too. Oh, man. Wow. Just wow. I seriously love your style.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:55 AM
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i love these!!

How would you sell them, like to download or printed versions or..?
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:28 PM
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I'm on the forum you're on and I've seen your work there. You do a great job!
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Old 09-01-2008, 07:45 PM
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

Currently, I'm working on how exactly I want to put out the illustrations. Digital (cheap), prints that are mailed out (pricey) and/or personalized products? I'd also like to do some "generic" but cool pet products for a broader audience.

If anyone has suggestions or ideas, throw them out. I'm in the brainstorming phase, I have a notebook littered with doodles, notes and mindmaps.
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