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artroland
12-10-2011, 03:09 AM
Did this one for the April/May issue of Wildfowl magazine.

coops
12-10-2011, 03:25 AM
What a beauty:)

gxhpainter2
12-10-2011, 04:34 AM
an amazing work...love your details and the intent look on his face is a perfect Lab pose...really quite a stunning work.:eek::eek:

Evil Robot
12-10-2011, 05:05 AM
Excellent work! Very realistic.

Judith Tramayne
12-10-2011, 05:50 AM
I absolutely love the way you've captured the way the fur grows. Fantastic painting!!!!!!!!!

Saphire
12-10-2011, 05:53 AM
Stunning work.:D:D

justjean
12-10-2011, 06:12 AM
You have just taken top honours with this amazing work of art , beautiful, beautiful, beautiful :):):)

limey-g
12-10-2011, 08:04 AM
This is stunning, love the hair detail.
Geoff

semd74
12-10-2011, 10:12 AM
A masterpiece for sure...Labs are great dogs !!!

Margi
12-10-2011, 10:33 AM
Wow!! Gorgeous!

alkratzer
12-10-2011, 12:54 PM
Beautiful work!!! Al

Saphire
12-10-2011, 10:45 PM
If you don't mind me asking what tool did you use for the fur, I have been using the pen tool tapered is this done with oil brush.

JMMK
12-11-2011, 12:19 AM
If you don't mind me asking what tool did you use for the fur, I have been using the pen tool tapered is this done with oil brush.

That is exactly what I'm curious about.
It is so nicely done (photographic quality).

Alexandra
12-11-2011, 05:32 AM
Absolutely wonderful work, Art. I have a gold lab we named Lena. She looks very much like this one. A loyal loving and super intelligent girl.

artroland
12-11-2011, 11:58 AM
Thanks for all the kind words. I really appreciate them.

The image is done entirely with the ink pen. The way I work, I block in and blend in color until I am happy with the general feel of the image. Then I go in and create the details necessary to bring the life to the piece. The easiest way to do this is with a pen set to some degree of smoothing, and a taper to it. Then, I set the opacity to multiply, and at anywhere between 12 and 24%. Then, I line in the flow of the hair. Once that is done, I switch to screen, and between each line of shadow that I just painted in, I add highlights. After that, I'll go over it on a layer set to color, and one to tint, and a couple others to shadows and highlights, and add in further depth and details.

artroland
12-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Here are some examples of what I was talking about.

artroland
12-11-2011, 12:04 PM
And this last example.

jibes
12-11-2011, 12:27 PM
So well done!!!

limey-g
12-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the info on the way you achieve this fantastic painting.
I will certainly be adding that to my notes for future reference.
Geoff.

Saphire
12-11-2011, 01:12 PM
Thanks for all the kind words. I really appreciate them.

The image is done entirely with the ink pen. The way I work, I block in and blend in color until I am happy with the general feel of the image. Then I go in and create the details necessary to bring the life to the piece. The easiest way to do this is with a pen set to some degree of smoothing, and a taper to it. Then, I set the opacity to multiply, and at anywhere between 12 and 24%. Then, I line in the flow of the hair. Once that is done, I switch to screen, and between each line of shadow that I just painted in, I add highlights. After that, I'll go over it on a layer set to color, and one to tint, and a couple others to shadows and highlights, and add in further depth and details.

Thank you for the information on how you created this masterpiece, I have been using the ink pen tapered to do the animals on my IPad. The ipad pen doesn't have as many settings as the PC version and looking at your painting I thought maybe it was done with the oil brush, there seems to be a bit more depth to the strokes, on the iPad they seem a bit watery.

I will be putting this thread into my favourites to keep coming back to.

damasocl
12-11-2011, 01:14 PM
I`m speechless!!!

limey-g
12-12-2011, 02:31 AM
I do have a question for you,
" How many layers did you use for this painting and could you describe the contents of each layer " ?
Thanks Geoff

artroland
12-12-2011, 04:20 AM
I painted this in basically a few layers, One background layer, one main layer, a tint layer, and to finish it off, a highlight and a shadow layer. 95% of the painting was done on the main two layers of the background and main image.

Alexandra
12-12-2011, 04:24 AM
Awesome tutorial, I want to add my thank you too Art. Fantastic work.

limey-g
12-12-2011, 04:35 AM
I painted this in basically a few layers, One background layer, one main layer, a tint layer, and to finish it off, a highlight and a shadow layer. 95% of the painting was done on the main two layers of the background and main image.

Thanks for the info,now if you could just pass along your talent that would be perfect. Lol
Geoff

gbarriga
12-12-2011, 04:42 AM
Hermoso trabajo.....muy realista......

artroland
12-12-2011, 05:05 AM
Thanks again, all. And it's not talent. It's a lot of hard work, and pushing pixels all over the place until they sorta look like something. LOL.

JMMK
12-13-2011, 12:19 AM
Thank you for the very clear explanation with the pictures included.
I appreciate it very much.