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Question for the artists on here

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rona, Apr 14, 2011.


  1. rona

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    Have any of you done a Golden Retriever?
    They seem to be very difficult dogs to draw or paint from the results I've seen over the years.
     
  2. tashi

    tashi PetForums VIP

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    Louise did two of mine and captured them well, bet Sailor could do one as well cos she seems to capture the eyes - Goldens without the correct expression are just not good
     
  3. Sailor is your woman!:D:D:D:D
     
  4. sailor

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    Yes, I did two goldies for a lady in America a couple of years ago, but unfortunatly I didn`t keep a copy :(

    When things are abit quiter, I will do a Goldie just to show you (and others interested in goldie drawings) how I draw them and more importantly, how they come out.
     
  5. rona

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    Thankyou.
    Tashi and I were both saying how most don't seem to catch the essence of them.
    I've seen artists that could do most breeds excellently but just could not quite get the Goldie :)
     
  6. babycham2002

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    I think in pencil, Sailor is undoubtedly the most talented person I have ever seen and can't wait to see you do a goldie.

    Jopetportraits lady on here has done a goldie which is the spitting image of Willow, it could actually be her, hers are pastel I believe. :001_smile:
    Im sure jo wouldnt mind me putting it here
     

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  7. tashi

    tashi PetForums VIP

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    and THAT is so true, got one that was a present of one that I show it is not a good one really dont want to put it on show :eek:
     
  8. I could doodle a couple of stick dogs with curls on em if anyones interested! Dunno what the going rate is but seeing as its you Rona reckon I can scratch you back! just so long as you scratch mine when and if!:D
     
  9. rona

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    That's actually one of the best I've seen.
    Not after one myself, just wondered how artists found the Goldie as a subject.
    Purely because of my conversation with Tashi, as we'd both found the same
     
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    I agree, which is why I would choose to have one of Percy done over Willow probably as I feel the outcome would be more lifelike
     
  11. PoisonGirl

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    I have done a golden. I shall go and have a look for her :)
     
  12. PoisonGirl

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    Here is the only pic I have, she's not finished as I didn't have any way of getting a copy when it was done. It was done with ink and a quill (sp?)

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  13. CheekoAndCo

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    Never really saw a goldie done. Strange since it's such a popular breed!

    I'd love to find someone really good at doing poodles and get one of my 3 but no one seems to beable to capture them right. We got one done of our old 2 poodles years ago and it's really good but never could find the artist again :(
     
  14. tashi

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    This is the one that I have
     
  15. louise5031

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    Tashi's goldies were one of my first pet portraits a few years ago and I remember drawing the eyes over and over again (remember Tashi?!). I now realise that the main challenge with the Golden Retriever is that the eyes are fairly deep set, so you have quite a big eye lid, that with the long fur and (usually) long eyelash means no time can be spared on detail in that area. I would like to do another goldie one day.
     
  16. tashi

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    Cant find the bigger one
     
  17. tashi

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    right now you can put on a bigger pic of the drawing ;)
     
  18. rona

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    Was that a very young dog?
     
  19. Sleeping_Lion

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    Yep, from my starting price A4 £35 (incl P&P)....

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    To more specialised commissions....

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  20. louise5031

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    Sorry Rona for hijacking the thread, but I just wondered if any of the artists on here suffer from Blepharitis? I have had another flare up :( Should really get off the computer really :rolleyes:
     
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