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Saphire
11-20-2011, 05:49 AM
A badger to go with my Fox painting. Done with tapered pen and palette knife.
The original reference photo was from a good friend Hugh Smith.
http://www2.ambientdesign.com/gallery/files/1/4/1/6/6/343412290_796429_original.jpg

gxhpainter2
11-20-2011, 05:54 AM
Saphire...:eek::eek::eek: this is so AMAZING.. the coarseness of the badger's fur and multicolor.. it is a fantastic work!!...the accuracy of the pose and pure draftsmanship is really stunning... absolutely love these two works.. you are NOT a blind doodler.... you are truly an artist have lots of fun!

Saphire
11-20-2011, 06:11 AM
Thank you so much, I am blushing now.
I did have a brilliant Photo as reference curtesy of a friend. I did the outline to get the pose and then filled in. The tapered pen is brilliant for this kind of work, it just takes a while to do all the hairs, its very therapeutic. The palette knife I smoothed those hairs around the face so they weren't coarse. The colours I picked with the eyedropper from the reference photo.
The hairs on the badger are like wire they do have a slight wave, that bit I couldn't reproduce but it's close.

damasocl
11-20-2011, 06:33 AM
Really an extraordinary work!
The application of the palette Knife is amazing.
The textures that you have made ​​are wonderful.
Congratulations!!!

Verdaeramente una obra extraordinaria!
La aplicación de la espátula es asombrosa.
Las texturas que has logrado son maravillosas.
Felicitaciones!!!

Saphire
11-20-2011, 06:35 AM
Thank you damasoci! Your kind comment is much appreciated.

ArleyArt
11-20-2011, 06:48 AM
De acuerdo es excelente!!

Could you tell me how to make the hair?

Saphire
11-20-2011, 07:22 AM
Thank ArleyArt, I used the inking pen and varied the length of the strokes.
I am trying to load a script but it won't load.

https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/ArtRage%20Uploads/Photo%2019-11-2011%2018%2042%2048.jpg?w=d9036163

Tony867
11-20-2011, 08:10 AM
Christine, this piece of work is stunning! The detail of the hair is fantastic.

Very well done
;);)

Saphire
11-20-2011, 08:44 AM
Thank you Tony, I still can't upload the script file, I will probably have to wait until next week when I go home to use the main computer.

sabena
11-20-2011, 08:46 AM
wonderful master piece. Great job

ArleyArt
11-20-2011, 09:35 AM
Thank ArleyArt, I used the inking pen and varied the length of the strokes.
I am trying to load a script but it won't load.

https://dl-web.dropbox.com/get/ArtRage%20Uploads/Photo%2019-11-2011%2018%2042%2048.jpg?w=d9036163

You can use www.megaupload.com ss I do to upload the script, it is really easy!!

Saphire
11-20-2011, 09:43 AM
Thank you Sabrina, for stopping by and for your lovely comment.

ArleyArt, I am not at home until Monday and can't upload from the iPad, only send by email. It is only a small script with a couple samples on how to do the hair and the grass I used the same ink pen for both. I have tried to upload to Dropbox but there isn't an option.

To do the hairs on the IPad I have to use the maximum size canvas 2048 x 2048 and use the ink pen with full taper size varying between 1 and 3 pixels.

scribbledsoul
11-20-2011, 11:01 PM
Lovely work! Especially with the added challenge of painting the hairs on an iPad; I am truly impressed. Thanks for sharing this! :)

Caesar
11-21-2011, 08:56 PM
This is really terrific! ... and I can see it anywhere.:p Congrats!

coops
11-21-2011, 10:40 PM
Wonderful painting Christine:)

Saphire
11-22-2011, 01:22 AM
Thank you so much scribbledsoul, Caesar, coops for your very kind comments.

At last I am on my main computer here is the simple script file.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12830237/Painting%20Title_011.arscript

justjean
11-22-2011, 01:50 AM
Christine, your badger is wonderful and that fur is gorgeous

JMMK
11-22-2011, 02:16 AM
What a wonderful painting

limey-g
11-22-2011, 02:53 AM
Saphire this is a stunning piece of work, the perception of depth in the coat is incredible, not an easy task.
Just beautiful.
Geoff

Saphire
11-22-2011, 05:18 AM
Thank you, justjean, JMMK and limey-g for your very kind comments.

EB
11-22-2011, 06:35 PM
Nicely done.

Back in "53" my dad had a pet badger that slept under his bunk while he was in the US Marine Corp.
There is also a drill sergeant who made a timely choice to never rattle his baton in a trash can to wake the men again after meeting it one early morning.

Earle

Teriodin
11-22-2011, 10:47 PM
That has worked really well - I have no idea what the 'tapered pen' is (still new at this digital malarky) but it did a great job on that badger fur.

I've seen book illustrations with less realistic looking hair! :)

Saphire
11-22-2011, 11:31 PM
Thank you EB, Teriodin.

Teriodin, further up the page there is a link to a small, script file which can be played on the PC in Artrage. download it then double click it will open up artrage, when it is played you will see which pen I used and it's settings.

screenpainter
04-12-2012, 08:01 AM
amazing Christine! I love her face. and of course the amazing fur. and I can also see each blade of grass. such detail and care. just phenomenal work.

Marilyn Anne
04-12-2012, 08:41 AM
Wonderful detail and naturalness.

mannafig
04-12-2012, 09:57 AM
:eek::eek:really stunning dear Saphire:):)

Saphire
04-12-2012, 10:26 AM
Thank you again screenpainter, mannafig and Marilyn Anne.

D Akey
04-12-2012, 10:27 AM
This is too cool. Really beautiful work.

Now then, you alluded to something in a previous post about being physically challenged in some way? I thought you said something about having to use voice commands? Is that accurate? You would never know there was anything beyond mastery of the tools in your bag and with that comes the impression that it's virtually effortless. Am I misreading your post?

In any case, your animal work is great by any standards. :):):) Brava! This one is particularly fine work. Doesn't hurt to have a subject that has graphically varied and interesting fur.

Saphire
04-12-2012, 11:17 AM
Thank you D Akey,

Yes I do have to use speech to text to reply to threads, I only have a little peripheral vision left and find it difficult to type on the touch screen of the iPad. I use the speech function to read out the threads for me which makes it easier to understand. For short sentences I blow up the screen to read so i can see one word at a time anything longer and I find it difficult to piece it together. The new technology with Siri and the like is amazing for someone in my situation.

D Akey
04-12-2012, 11:23 AM
Thank you D Akey,

Yes I do have to use speech to text to reply to threads, I only have a little peripheral vision left and find it difficult to type on the touch screen of the iPad. I use the speech function to read out the threads for me which makes it easier to understand. For short sentences I blow up the screen to read so i can see one word at a time anything longer and I find it difficult to piece it together. The new technology with Siri and the like is amazing for someone in my situation.


Wow. Then I'm all the more impressed.

I also use text to speech regularly. I don't have to. But it's way easier and I can multitask, like pull up the art and see what they're talking about as I listen.

And people don't think we're in a sci-fi world. . .