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Hi my name is Nancy and this one I'm working on. Its taking so long (lol) its in Acrylic. My snout is a tad long but I'll work the nose down and it should help and work on some shadows. I love Bob Ross's everyday saying "There's no mistakes" and I add "Happy Oportunity's" What do ya all think? See if I can figure out how to post.



 
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You've really got good expression in the eyes and I love the overall tone of it. It's not primitive, but it has some of that feel, but somehow there's a taste of fantasy art as well as realism. I know that sounds contradictory, but I think good art is often paradoxical -- or at least I like art that is ;)
 

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It's a good start, but right now the eye is drawn to the columns in the background and just skims right over the dogs that you're meaning to be the focus.
 

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your technique is good and I like your style. Your right dog has smarm brow going on. (if that is your intent all well and good) but as you can see the angles are all off giving it a very uncomfortable surreal sort of look. Is that your intent? The dog on the left's side of face seems flat (see trapazoid) and the eyes are very different shapes with unequal pupils.
 
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Renee' Thank you!! You got it and you described my style to a tee. I wish you where a judge. Much appreciated.

Dekka, hows that feel to pencil over a $400.00 painting. lol Thanks.

Thanks for all your Thoughts.
 

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Umm I didn't pencil over it. I did the same thing that was done earlier in this thread when discussing the pictures. You posted your picture in this thread and asked for feedback. I gave the same sort of feed back as was already given in this thread (you did read it right?) It was much simpler to show it in lines (not done in pencil) than say it.

If you didn't want feed back why did you post the pic here and ask us what we thought?

Why would the value of an unfinished painting have anything to do with constructive criticism?
 

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I think we should respect Amber and her art in this thread by making any other posts about art that is not pertaining to Amber and her art she is asking about in this thread in it's own place on the forums.

Not to mention you'll get more views if you start your own thread in the appropriate subsections of the forum.

Regarding dekka "pencilling over a $400 painting"... Well if you ask for input you're going to get it, there are several artists on here already and they are more than willing to give input to anyone asking for feedback.
 

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I think we should respect Amber and her art in this thread by making any other posts about art that is not pertaining to Amber and her art she is asking about in this thread in it's own place on the forums.

Not to mention you'll get more views if you start your own thread in the appropriate subsections of the forum.

Regarding dekka "pencilling over a $400 painting"... Well if you ask for input you're going to get it, there are several artists on here already and they are more than willing to give input to anyone asking for feedback.
Agreed. I'm really anxious to see more of Amber's work.

Though I have to say constructive criticism is a very helpful thing to have as an artist and it's something I greatly appreciate. I had a charcoal workshop last weekend and the guy was pretty critical of my work. I was honestly frustrated to an extent but in the end I learned quite a bit more than I would have had he been afraid to point out where I was messing up. And my picture looks better in the end too.

I definitely think you should share your work though. Chaz has some great artists and I definitely think we all enjoy seeing each others' work and learning from it.
 
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Hellooooo! As you can see I stated a joke an a fact. I'm new here so excuse me! Sorry Amber didn't mean to step on anybody will make some sort of new post next time.
Nice to meet you all too.
 

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Agreed. I'm really anxious to see more of Amber's work.

Though I have to say constructive criticism is a very helpful thing to have as an artist and it's something I greatly appreciate. I had a charcoal workshop last weekend and the guy was pretty critical of my work. I was honestly frustrated to an extent but in the end I learned quite a bit more than I would have had he been afraid to point out where I was messing up. And my picture looks better in the end too.

I definitely think you should share your work though. Chaz has some great artists and I definitely think we all enjoy seeing each others' work and learning from it.
^^^ Yup!

We like to give constructive criticism to one another around here - that's one of the reasons I love sharing my work here. Even as a professional artist (actually, I'd say ESPECIALLY as a professional, being paid to create for others), it's important to be able to listen to people when they offer advice and polite but constructive criticisms on how to improve your work.

An artist who cannot be critical and who cannot accept constructive criticism from others will not develop very far!

On topic: Amber, hope to see an update soon! :D
 
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I couldn't agree anymore. Writing just doesn't quite get it. I know Dekka really didn't pencil on it---its on my desk. (lol) So, light-heartily again; "Howda like penciling over a $400.00 dollar painting. (You know you just might like that on some works created that ya just don't understand or care for. Like a piece of music that is rythmic but the same words) I love the lighter side of life---I just don't take myself to seriously. Hope its cleared up. And appreciated your interest especially!
 

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I like it to start out with, as you have a lot of good expression and eye-popping coloring, but you need to put a lot more work into your preliminary sketches to get proportions and dimensions correct. The planes of their faces are wonky, as Dekka tried to show, eyes are different sizes and angled differently, etc. None of that can really be fixed, but you can prevent it in future pieces by doing thorough sketches, starting off very light with your pencils and going over with a darker one when you've got the lines where you want them.
 

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THere are no mistakes is not the way I was taught, in fact, what was drilled in my head is it is wrong until it is right and I do nothing but argue with it until i get to the point were it all falls in place. I know tho that not everyone comes to their art with some crazy desire to nail down each hair as it grows and muscle as it lays or bone as it supports.. As it is I try hard not to give advice unless asked unless it is someone I know or feel i know well and know that what I could share from my experiences might help them grow and avoid some of the pitfalls I have already fallen into and hopefully fought my way out of.

I like your subject matter, your eyes are moist, and expressive, and overrall your colors work with each other. That is the postive I take from your work.
 

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