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10-10-2012, 12:26 PM
I'm having lots of fun with little critters at the moment.

10-10-2012, 08:14 PM
Phenomenal bunch of artpieces with a drawing style absolutely superb and effective. Expressions, textures, moves, all look just perfect. Bravissimo!

10-10-2012, 08:41 PM
These are outstanding !!

10-10-2012, 10:36 PM
I have to agree with the others these are outstanding.:D:D

10-10-2012, 11:18 PM
These are brilliant but I really love the pig, well done:)

10-11-2012, 09:26 AM
Thank you all, very much for your kind words. I am toying with the idea of putting a daisy chain around the piglet's neck, but will wait until our springtime 'capeweed' daisies come out, which won't be long, so I can get some reference. My first baby elephant is my favourite, and I put him into the 'work in progress' section while I did him. Here is the final result.

10-11-2012, 11:42 AM
So sweet! Excellent job!

10-11-2012, 08:09 PM
You stunned me once more with the last one! Is it just pencil that You used for drawing? I rather guess You used another tool for areas, but Your mastery may have well found some way to exploit pencils beyond what I presume can be done with them.

10-11-2012, 09:54 PM
Background was just blocked in with Ink Pen and blended with WC Blender. Then mostly building up layers of colour over and over on a 'rough canvas' with a 'scratchy pencil'. Lots of lines. My big party trick towards the end which works a treat is I select an area that needs to be darker (or lighter) with the 'freehand tool' and 'adjust colours'.... darker (or lighter), deselect and blend the edges with the pencil, NOT a blender. That gives the shadows and form authenticity. I do this lots... backwards and forwards until I am happy, AND best of all, you don't lose your original pencil marks. They remain intact.

10-11-2012, 11:22 PM
Love this baby elephant, so adorable and so cleverly sketched. Well done on a brilliant picture:)

10-12-2012, 01:10 AM
The skill and detail of your work continues to amaze me. Well done.

10-12-2012, 09:29 AM
Thank you. It's lovely to get such warm feedback.

10-13-2012, 01:23 AM
All I can say is, Wow!

10-13-2012, 05:51 AM
copespeak...these are very FINE artwork and showcase your remarkable talents... love them all!..:):):)

10-13-2012, 08:26 AM
These are absolutely beautiful, expertly done and a pleasure to view

10-13-2012, 09:10 AM
Thank you so much!

10-13-2012, 10:45 PM
How wonderful

10-13-2012, 10:55 PM
I like these pets a lot. Very well done.

10-29-2012, 06:52 AM
this is nice stuff ;) great

Marilyn Anne
10-29-2012, 08:13 AM
They are so perfect. How did you do this? I just found the answer where you describe how. Truly amazing!

Evil Robot
10-29-2012, 09:21 AM
This work is amazing. LOVE these illustrations!:D

10-29-2012, 10:51 PM
Thank you everyone. I really love doing them, and printed some on lovely paper and presented them at our local Artists Market. They were very popular.

10-30-2012, 04:59 AM
Love these works! Great style extremely talented.
Baby elephant is..........SUPER!

11-01-2012, 03:51 AM
I love your work. Would you concider doing my Art Project tatoo design. Look at the Art Project thread. Here is the link.


11-01-2012, 07:49 AM
Hi Shadowslake. Leave it with me. I'm off on holidays for a few days so will get back to you after I've had a ponder about it.

11-01-2012, 08:13 AM
Hi Shadowslake. Leave it with me. I'm off on holidays for a few days so will get back to you after I've had a ponder about it.

Thank you and I am honored you have decieded to take the challange.