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copespeak
05-05-2014, 06:24 PM
I just love this beautiful dog......

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eighty+
05-05-2014, 07:18 PM
corr Robbie smashing looks like a water colour ;) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D KIA ORA

copespeak
05-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Corrrrr Eighty, thanks for that! It was fun to do! :)

Caesar
05-05-2014, 09:57 PM
A quite elongated one indeed! Excellent execution and expressivity!

copespeak
05-05-2014, 10:30 PM
Thanks Caesar! Borzois do have the most impossibly long noses. :)

Enug
05-06-2014, 01:58 AM
Oh that really catches my eye - you knew it would didn't you. A lovely sketch without too many lines and the painting is so soft and loose. A great example of what I would love to be able to do - I will refer back to this for pointers when I try pen and wash again. You have captured her expression with just a few lines and brush strokes. Wonderful!

D Akey
05-06-2014, 02:28 AM
I agree with Enug. Brilliant. Elegant. Fullness through economy, and therein lies the essence of pen and wash. Really well done. Bet you could have done this with your eyes closed because of your familiarity with the look of these beasties.

gxhpainter2
05-06-2014, 02:39 AM
Robyn, you are really excelling in the watercolor technique and pen and ink wash very loose yet the accuracy of the drawing makes for a super painting... :cool::cool::cool:

Victor Osaka
05-06-2014, 04:06 AM
Beautiful. Hope you are printing these on cards!

copespeak
05-06-2014, 09:47 AM
Thank you Victor! I hadn't chosen this one particularly, but I am going to do some Borzoi cards, just for the breed fanatics. Maybe this one will be put in the mix as well. :)

Gary, yes, Mr Akey and Enug challenged me to do a more realistic WC technique, and I loved doing this one. Just a little rough and grungy is nice.

Mr Akey, I do know this dog's features so well, as I marvel at her gorgeous face every day. She is being shown in 2 weeks time, and the experts want her in the Best Head category.

Of course, as I write this, she is banging around wrestling hard with the poodle, and crashing regularly into my chair. Poor Zara! :)

Enug, I did 'know that'! Looking forward to your next one. :)

AndreaMG
05-07-2014, 05:52 AM
She is just beautiful Dear Robyn, you perfectly captured the eyes. :)

D Akey
05-07-2014, 11:47 AM
. . .She is being shown in 2 weeks time, and the experts want her in the Best Head category.


Wow. Talk about a classic 'is the glass half full or half empty' scenario. Has she no other body parts as well? . . . She does, doesn't she? Well, all she would have to do for the win is to look at the judges like this. They'd melt into veritable fountains of Blue Ribbon. . . or some other beer. So what's the essence of this competition anyway? Beauty? Intelligence? Talent? Swimsuit competition? What a diva. . .

copespeak
05-07-2014, 02:35 PM
She's a diva all right! I call her 'willful', and my borzoi specialist who boarded her over my recent trip to hospital, called her 'dominant'. Either way she's a princess!

Three shows so far, and three wins. Too bad I hate showing ...... it's a dreadful business!

pai
05-07-2014, 03:21 PM
Yes, she's so lovely. I like to see when you draw her this great. Her eyes melts my heart. Such adorable baby. :)

kenmo
05-08-2014, 02:42 AM
Very nice indeed...

copespeak
05-08-2014, 08:19 AM
Thank you so much Pai and Kenmo! :)

byroncallas
05-08-2014, 11:09 AM
Very nice. Water color? Beautiful effects.
The model stays still? :)

copespeak
05-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Yes, watercolour 'style' using just the basic tools. Challenging but fun.

Model stays still? After some good hard playing out in the yard!

silvy
05-11-2014, 09:51 PM
Just wonderful lady;) and great watercolor!:).

justjean
05-12-2014, 06:52 AM
I am going to do some Borzoi cards, just for the breed fanatics. )

That's a beautiful painting and I'm sure the Borzoi lovers will love those cards

coops
05-12-2014, 09:37 PM
I an so in love with this dog, great painting again:)

copespeak
05-12-2014, 10:22 PM
Thanks Katie! She is truly loved here by so many people.

stevemawmv
05-13-2014, 06:13 PM
Hello Robyn....
Love this dog, good to see a familiar face... beautifuly done, great eyes..love your technique!
Take care,
Steve

copespeak
05-13-2014, 06:30 PM
Thanks Steve! Great to see you back on deck again and OK! :) :)