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Thread: Snow Bandit

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    Snow Bandit

    I imagine everyone has to make an attempt at drawing or painting their pet. This is my blue heeler, Bandit, playing in the snow.

    I made a pdf file of the steps I took to get to here, mostly for my own sake. A "you probably shouldn't do things this way" reminder, and not likely to be considered a tutorial by any means. If any ones is interested you can download it from my website here
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    That is a cool painting. <pun intended > I like this a lot. I also have a dog that loves the snow. Nice job capturing the expression and body language. Thanks for sharing your technique! I will read it carefully. I am very new to this and have been reading and studying everything everybody has published on technique.

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    Very well done Lee! The PDF is also well done, thanks for doing that! You should post that link in the Tips and Tricks section. I love those dogs! I get the feeling you live somewhere tropical!
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    Wow, you've really captured the playful nature of these dogs in snow.

    And thank you for the PDF. I intend to study it for a future attempt at painting my dog. I need all the help I can get.
    Hin

    Hin's Paintings: http://hinketea.imagekind.com



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    This is truly outstanding, and so is your tutorial. Thanks for posting both. Great stuff.
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    Lee, this is just wonderful and with the tutorial, it's inspirational! Great job!

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    Lee this is outstanding, you done a fabulous job.
    Valerie

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    Thank you everyone It means a lot to me

    Sketchism71 - "I get the feeling you live somewhere tropical!" When I retired I considered moving to a warmer locale, but then I realized that nothing could be better than living right here in the banana belt in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Next stupid question please...

    hinket - "you've really captured the playful nature of these dogs in snow." Bandit is about 10 years old. The first snowfall turns him into a puppy. I don't speak dog, but even I understand the "LOOK it snowed, Lets go play, lets run in the snow Oh WoW hurry hurry Let's go" attitude

    Eileen724 - "this is ... inspirational!" Stop, I'm blushing

    Thanks again everyone
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    about the pdf "tutorial"...

    Since discovering artrage about a month ago, I find I want to attempt things I've never drawn before, or more precisely, never finished. I've also discovered that "undo" is one of my favourite tools

    I haven't even used a tenth of the tools available yet, but I wanted a way to remember how I have chanced upon a neat "effect" that miraculously happened. I have several unfinished paintings on the computer, and sometimes I wonder "how did I make that look like that?" The pdf was really meant for me, but I'd be thrilled if it actually helped anyone else.

    I forgot to mention in the pdf that I have started to use another layer as a "notes" layer, where I write down brush sizes, settings, pallettes, etc so that I can easily return to previous setting.
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