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post #151 of 253 Old 03-07-2012, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
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Are you allowed to refuse commissions? Joking :p
Yanno, if I didn't need the money so bad, maybe the hairy dog would be an exception!
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post #152 of 253 Old 03-07-2012, 07:20 AM
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Oh my! I've been down the "bad photo " road and I see most of these were taken from " above "...makes it tough to do because if you do them exactly like the photo...it looks like you did it exactly from the photo!!! Are all these from the same client??
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Oh my! I've been down the "bad photo " road and I see most of these were taken from " above "...makes it tough to do because if you do them exactly like the photo...it looks like you did it exactly from the photo!!! Are all these from the same client??
No they are all from different clients. I want good photos!
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Are they close enough that you could go and take photos of your own? I've had to do that before. Otherwise, you will have to insist for a better photo! Which ones are the worst...can you post them so I can see...maybe I can help...
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Are they close enough that you could go and take photos of your own? I've had to do that before. Otherwise, you will have to insist for a better photo! Which ones are the worst...can you post them so I can see...maybe I can help...
No most of my commissions come over the internet. If you go back to page 15 of this thread you can see the photos I have to work from.
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The bottom two photos are going to be the toughest! The top ones are doable! This is what I would do if I were in your shoes...
Study some generic photos of Jack Russel terriers...both the long hair and wire haired variety...work out some sketches and then try some with the features these two have...in poses that are like they should be...on the level and not from above. Do the same with the Norwich terrier...study the breed and then do some practice sketches...study that dogs features...eyes, size of ears, etc. You have to take the standard and then mold that drawing into the client's dog. I'm working on a portrait riught now of a horse...really big photos...super clear, but very unflattering on every level. So I'm studying that horses features...length of back, heighth of withers...his long head...and creating my own pose that makes him not looks so homely!
You can do this, it's just going to take a little more extra research to get 'er done!
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The bottom two photos are going to be the toughest! The top ones are doable! This is what I would do if I were in your shoes...
Study some generic photos of Jack Russel terriers...both the long hair and wire haired variety...work out some sketches and then try some with the features these two have...in poses that are like they should be...on the level and not from above. Do the same with the Norwich terrier...study the breed and then do some practice sketches...study that dogs features...eyes, size of ears, etc. You have to take the standard and then mold that drawing into the client's dog. I'm working on a portrait riught now of a horse...really big photos...super clear, but very unflattering on every level. So I'm studying that horses features...length of back, heighth of withers...his long head...and creating my own pose that makes him not looks so homely!
You can do this, it's just going to take a little more extra research to get 'er done!
Thanks for that, that's a good idea. I might have to try that. All my referance photos seem to be bad lately... I really do have issues with hair too, it's my arch enemy! That's why the long haired Jack and the Norwich are scaring me...
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So i've run out of paper so can't do any commission work until I get some more. I have some crappy paper laying around so thought I would draw a person... YES A PERSON! I have never done this before, i've been sticking to animals. I don't think it turned out to bad considering. I will post the picture tomorrow
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If it makes you feel any better, Sniz - look what one I have coming up soon!
I'm doing two others of another horse and a cat for this same lady. She's real nice and I'm gonna give it my best shot. Unfortunately the horse in the photo has passed away (I think, if I remember rightly) and this is the only nice one she has of her. I'll have to improvise on the ear/muzzle/bit/side of face.... arghh! You think you've got problems Sniz!!!! lol
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If it makes you feel any better, Sniz - look what one I have coming up soon!
I'm doing two others of another horse and a cat for this same lady. She's real nice and I'm gonna give it my best shot. Unfortunately the horse in the photo has passed away (I think, if I remember rightly) and this is the only nice one she has of her. I'll have to improvise on the ear/muzzle/bit/side of face.... arghh! You think you've got problems Sniz!!!! lol
Hmmm, I still think my hairy dog is worse! But that is bad too!
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