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Offline Kada-Ru

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« on: March 17, 2003, 12:25:40 pm »
I just finished coloring the "Yawning Jaguar"! I am finished with my family pics! Yeah!

With this piece I used markers, Prisma pencils and chalk to color it.

I really like how it turned out. I am pleased. It took me approximately 4 hours to complete it.

I just hope I can keep creating pieces like this and the Squirrel Monkey!

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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2003, 04:41:45 pm »
The colouring on that is really nice.  I also like how one leg is stretching outside of the border - that's quite a clever idea.  So does this mean you've finished all the pictures for your family?  Well, no time to take a breather - you're now on to your AnthroCon pictures!  Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2003, 07:13:23 pm »
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The colouring on that is really nice.  I also like how one leg is stretching outside of the border - that's quite a clever idea.

Actually, the photo I used for the reference has the jaguar like that but on a limb of a tree. When I saw it I knew it would look great with a border. Remember me saying that some pics are good for that type of creativity while others aren't.

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So does this mean you've finished all the pictures for your family?


YES!! Till next year! Oh, I have gone back over this pick and made the closed eye lid more visible, the nose more differentiated, added the whiskers and a more 3-D affect to the frame. (WS's suggestions.) I'm glad he critiques my stuff because when I have been working on them for that long a period, I'm not suprised I left something out or needed to 'fix' something.

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Well, no time to take a breather - you're now on to your AnthroCon pictures!  Good luck.


(giggles) Yeah.... I have TONS of ideas for those and the sooner I start working on them the sooner I will find out how they turn out!

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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2003, 07:33:39 pm »
Here is the revised "Yawning Jaguar".

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2003, 07:46:46 pm »
ooooo! Spots! I -love- spots, hehe. You did really good with them, Kada. Better than any of the other spotties I've seen from you so far too.

The color is very vibrant. And you've got a very good idea about how to use borders I see. I learned that last year too, and found that the subect very quickly becomes the focal point when you have part of it jutting out of the border. ':cool:'
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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2003, 08:42:47 pm »
I have seen the borders on your work too, Sumarra and after seeing them on yours after seeing them on other artists works, I had to give it a try. I love them! I don't have to worry about creating huge backgrounds! (Which I am still learning.)

Thank you Sumarra. Other than the Squirrel Monkey, I think this one was my best to date. I can see a definitely improvement.

That was the last of the family artwork till next year. Now I can take a breather and work on some other stuff, say for AC perhaps? (giggles)

I don't know how many I will actually get done since some of these are taking several hours to complete now but, I am truly enjoying seeing the improvements!

I have actually figured out the difference between the jaguar and the leopard! When I first started creating these pics I couldn't tell one from the other. Now I can. What helped? I was also downloading some info to include with each species I drew for the family so they could learn a little more about the animal I drew and it wasn't just a piece of art that 'grandma/mom/mother-in-law' drew.

The main difference is in the spots. The ones on the jaguars can have up to 3 spots within their larger spot. Leopards don't have any spots in the middle of the larger ones. So, I too learned from creating these pieces for them.

I know when I get done with AC I will have to start working on birthday and Christmas presents for next year! (giggles)

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2003, 01:36:51 pm »
Hmm, that revised version looks even better.  And like we've said, you can now move on to your pieces for AC now.  Until the next round of birthday/Christmas presents have to be done.  Even though you say doing pictures takes you hours, I don't think that's too long at all, really.  Because in doing each picture, you are learning all the time, as well as producing good art.  So a few hours a piece is great, I think.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2003, 12:13:03 am »
Thank you DrakonianDanceR.
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So a few hours a piece is great, I think.

This is true and I know some of the VERY good artists take even longer than 4 hours to complete a masterpiece! Some of them take months to complete.

So I have to agree. Four hours is NOT a long time create a piece in color.