View Full Version : Zara as a Puppy

03-16-2014, 05:51 PM
A bit of fun with my lovely Zara as a puppy 8 years ago. She was such a funny little button.

It's hard to make something of a black dog, so the eyes are very important.


03-17-2014, 06:39 AM
She's adorable and exceptionally well painted :D

03-17-2014, 08:51 AM
Thank you Andrea! :)

Marilyn Anne
03-17-2014, 09:59 AM
So nicely done!

03-17-2014, 10:10 AM
Thank you Marilyn Anne! :) :) Mostly Air Brush, which can look too soft and undefined, so a few lines to pull it together.

03-17-2014, 12:08 PM
a wonderful work you have captured her playful spirit... I so love your work..I would love to hang out in your studio and watch you work, I bet I would learn a ton..:cool::cool:

03-17-2014, 12:21 PM
As I would love to watch you too Gary! Oregon to Australia is a long haul. :)

03-17-2014, 12:43 PM
I like the way Zara's tail is almost forming a question mark...as if wondering
'what's mom doing with that thing in her hands...is it something to play with,
or is it a treat?
Love it!
Nicely done Robyn,

D Akey
03-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Oh for crying out loud! I nearly stepped on one of these, only full grown who blended in all too well with the rug. Phew! Glad I saw him. At least this one is upright and moving and not playing the chameleon. Very sweet and perky drawing. I like how you've implied much of the texture of the fur and so on in a casual but very effective way. You could do spot illustrations anytime. This would grace a book or magazine because it has the personality it in and it looks like it was pretty quick to do. That gives the reader a good push into the story with the right mood but not so detailed to make them want to linger and analyze overmuch. I could also see this framed on the wall where you could just give it a glance for a shot of joy and then carry on with what you were doing.

03-17-2014, 09:21 PM
A quite aristocratic dog! You painted her wonderfully!

03-17-2014, 09:33 PM
Hi Steve, yes I can see the question mark! She was a confident little gal, and into everything. :)

Mr Akey, sounds like the classic 'rug rat', she was so black she was stepped on in the dark, until she learned to get out of the way.

I plan to get my favourite doggy AR portraits of each dog, size them all the same and frame them together one day soon.

Illustrations? I always meant to, and did some watercolour work for my graphic design brother in law years ago. Too much messing around with contracts etc for my befuddled brain. But thank you for your observations! :) :)

Caesar, thank you for your comments!

03-17-2014, 11:58 PM
How adorable and so very well painted, loving your animals Robyn:)

03-18-2014, 09:06 AM
Aww, so adorable poodle puppy. :D Your technique on his fluffy cotton coat is amazing. Somehow it also gives me a feeling of the Chinese style of the black ink painting too. Very hard to control the black marks/strokes too.

03-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Thank you Pai and Coops! :)

03-18-2014, 02:44 PM
She looks great and such a cutie, Robyn ;)

03-19-2014, 02:30 PM
I love this, Robyn, what a pretty baby, and great work as always!