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post #1 of 68 Old 11-15-2011, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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My Pet Portraits

Hi everyone!

As I said in my presentation, I just love animal art. As I grew up with a lot of pets, I have started naturally by sketching them when I was very young, and since this period I can't stop !
That's why a few months ago I decided to become officially a pet artist I draw portraits of pets by photographs: Horses, dogs, cats...

On this thread, I am going to show you some of my previous artworks, but I am drawing everyday, so I will post my newest pieces as well.
I hope you can understand my message easily, I think I made a lot of mistakes So, feel free to correct me if you wish, because I want to learn

I would like to start with my favourite piece called "Esperanza". It's a pastel painting of a spanish stallion, I made it especially for my very first exhibition (and my only exhbition )

This one is a charcoal drawing of a French Trotter:

An arabian stallion drawn by a beautiful picture of a Polish photographer (I am so ashamed but I can't remember his name )

And here is a charcoal drawing of a crossbred horse:

But I do other pets as well, so here is a pastel-painting of a cat

I hope you like my work!! Feel free to give me your opinion and criticisms about it
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post #2 of 68 Old 11-15-2011, 10:31 AM
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I'm no artist so no real critique. But they are beautiful, and the fur looks real.
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post #3 of 68 Old 11-15-2011, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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I am very happy if you like them Thank you!

Here is my work in progress:

It is going to be a pastel painting
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post #4 of 68 Old 11-15-2011, 11:17 AM
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Awesome pastels! I love the horse and the detail in the cat is amazing! Can't wait to see more!
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post #5 of 68 Old 11-15-2011, 09:24 PM
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These are all stunning!
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post #6 of 68 Old 11-15-2011, 10:42 PM
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Beautiful artwork. The detail is amazing.

Your english is wonderful by the way (Better than some people in my college english class actually...)
I just have one quick correction. When you said
An arabian stallion drawn by a beautiful picture of a Polish photographer
I think you are trying to say something more like "An arabian stallion drawn from a beautiful picture taken by a Polish photographer". I am assuming that you drew it using the photographer's picture as a reference, correct?

You can ignore this part if you want (it might just be more confusing) but if you want to know, as you wrote it, it is essentially saying that a beautiful picture of the photographer drew the drawing which really makes no sense :).
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post #7 of 68 Old 11-15-2011, 10:57 PM
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Wow! it's astoundingly accurate and quite beautiful. I love your compositions and your detail with the manes . I would not have such patience. I think I like the one of the horse laying down the best. May I ask how long such a piece takes you to finish?
And the cats' eyes look so very real. More real than a photograph!
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post #8 of 68 Old 11-16-2011, 08:23 AM
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I love your style! :)

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post #9 of 68 Old 11-16-2011, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much for your kind comments

@Rowzy I really appreciate your correction, thank you! That's exactly what I wanted to say I realize now that I had made a weird sentence

@Tinyliny Thank you very much The time I spent on each drawing depends on many things (the size, the artistic technique, and if there is only one subject or more)
But for example the horse laying down that you prefer took me approximately 3 hours. The arabian stallion in pastels took me a few days (4 or 5)

But furry animals take more time, I spent sooo many hours on the cat And the one I am doing at the moment is very long as well.

Today I worked on her face, but I have to correct her mouth because it looks horrible

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post #10 of 68 Old 11-19-2011, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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The portrait of Micko the cat is finished!

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