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This is a gift for :iconangeloftheodd08:, her dog Lady. I hope that you like this, and I'm sorry it took so long to finish this!

This drawing took more time than I first thought. Especially the black leather couch knocked me off... It's unbelievable how many details one couch can have. I even left some details out because I didn't want that the background would take all the attention from the dog.

Again, if someone has better title ideas, I'd like to hear them :D

Made by 5H, HB, 2B and 6B pencils and a 0,7 mechanical pencil. A4 paper.

Ref photo [link] (c) ~firebirdofpreyfeenix. As you can see, I changed a couple of things to fit the dog to the drawing (mostly the tail and the eyes)

Art (c) me!

I'd like to hear what you think about this. Critiques and good advice is welcome too (I'm trying to improve all the time).
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:iconendiazherself:
You have done a really good job here. :D The dog's face & proportions are excellent as well as good perspective. The line quality and fur textures are good but could be smoother. You don't necessarily have to draw every single hair. I find that most of the time I give the illusion of the texture of the fur if that makes sense. My life saving tool in doing photo realistic drawings are a blending stick and a mechanical eraser. Here's links to 2 books that I used for my techniques: [link]
[link] Any of the techniques in these 2 books can be applied to anything you're drawing. Not necessarily the object in the artist's example. The leather looks nice but it needs a bit more shine to it. Overall I'd give you an A+.
I look forward to seeing your next piece!
~*atomic*~
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TanyaLbv Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
OMG!
like it!
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconrinkle:
Rinkle Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Wow!!
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Forbearnan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Instant favorite! I love the detail, the dog's position, and the textures!
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Forbearnan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
No problem! :D
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very good at photorealistic drawing. I absolutely love this!
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconangeloftheodd08:
angeloftheodd08 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
This is just absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much! Sorry it took me so long to be able to comment on it! My boyfriend and my mother just love it as well!
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad to hear you all like it! :D And it's ok, first I thought that maybe you didn't like this because I wasn't getting any response but then I saw your journal.
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Annezon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!!!! I love the look on Lady's face :D You did a wonderful job!!!! :hug:
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconannezon:
Annezon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :hug:
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:iconhedspace77:
hedspace77 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is so incredible. Very challenging to apply every fur detail, it takes so much time and patience. And also there's a wide variation in texture (hard and soft) to add to the challenge. :phew:
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the nice comment!
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danstep Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice one, looks great...
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlifeguardlover:
LifeguardLover Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
It's amazing, great detail!
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconnitzup:
NitZuP Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, this is so cute and looks very real!
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjustasuta:
JustaSuta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student General Artist
This looks like a filter over a photo! That's a complement XD Amazing work!
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Jack-the-Wolf1986 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:omfg: this is beautiful :+fav:
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Soul--Artist Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Its absolutly beautiful!!!the more pics u add the more impressed I am!
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad to hear that :)
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:icon7-year-bytch:
7-Year-Bytch Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail is amazing! :faint:
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Outstanding work! Great details!
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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AkuDemyfan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Todella hyvin piirretty. Ja mielestäni otsikkokin on sopiva. =)

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...Over and out...
AkuDemyfan
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitoksia kovasti!
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DeanSidwellArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is lovely and you've got loads of detail into it! I love the little party hat she's wearing too.
Nice work! :)
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:iconelkenar:
Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! That means a lot from an artist like you :thanks:
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding...I can't even imagine how hard this was!!! This is so much more detailed than anything I'll ever do. x3 Amazing.
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Se on hyvä että olet avoin neuvoille, se auttaa kehittymään. En tiedä olenko oikea henkilö antamaan kritiikkiä mut olisin voinu kirjottaa tohon kritiikki kohtaan jotain, mut unohin että pitää olla vakiojäsen kirjottaakseen, niin sanompa sen tässä. :D

Eli hyvä siis että osaat ottaa erilaista kommenttia vastaan! Jotkut ei nimittäin oikeesti kestä yhtään kehittävää kritiikkiä. Itsekin saan eriäviä mielipiteitä ja yritän ottaa ne rakentavasti, vaikka välillä se kiristää hermoja. :XD:
Kuitenkin, tämä taitaa olla yksi parhaita töitäsi tähän asti! Great work! Oot hyvin onnistunut kuvaamaan ton sohvan materiaalia; miten se käyttäytyy kun joku on sohvalla sekä näyttää siltä että koira on "painunut" sohvaan ihan oikeista kohdista, ja korostukset on kohillaan. Hassu lause mut tarkotan siis sitä että varjoja on ihan hyvin koiran alla. :D
Koiran turkkikin näyttää luonnolliselta, kuitenkin ainut mitä oisit pikkasen vielä voinut tummentaa niin on hännän tyvi ja selän musta alue. Se lisäisi vähän kolmiulotteisuutta, ja jos katsot alkuperäistä kuvaa huomaat miten selän musta osio melkein häviää sohvan väriin.
Kuitenkin kokonaisuudessaan en näe mitään virheitä, erittäin hyvin onnistunut työ! ja hattu on huippu. ;)
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paljon kiitoksia perusteellisesta kommentista! Olen otettu kun jaksoit kirjoittaa noinkin pitkän ja auttavan kommentin meikäläiselle :thanks: Ja kyllä sinä olet ihan oikea henkilö kirjottamaan kritiikkiä, olet niin lahjakas piirtäjä! Harmi kun vain premium memberit voi kirjottaa noita "varsinaisia" kritiikkejä, minun mielestäni kaikilla pitäisi olla siihen mahdollisuus.
Ja hauska kuulla että hattu miellyttää :D En olekaan aiemmin koittanut piirtää realistista "juhlahattua" (vai mikä se nyt onkaan suomeksi).
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Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oles hyvä vaan!:D
Oisin kirjoittanut siihen "viralliseen kohtaan" mut ei pystynytkään. Ihan kuin sanoit; kaikkille pitäs olla siihen mahollisuus.
Empä oo itekään vielä yrittänyt realistista hattua piirtää, joskus vois kokeilla. Sulla se ainakin sujui hyvin! ;)
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Zaronen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student General Artist
:clap: Naaman yksityiskohdat upeasti tehty. Aidon näköinen, pikkukuvasta voisi luulla valokuvaksi.
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paljon kiitoksia!
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AnarchyWulf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing! Your pencil work never fail to amaze me! I love the eyes!! ^^
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Mahican-Atim Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
:clap: Wonderful work, perfection on the highlights and lighting in the piece, I think it's wonderful that you've changed from the reference to accomodate your vision; but as requested my advice would be: by adding some deep shadows and darker darks this would give depth and dimension to the portrait and sort of "ground" the dog into the softness of the couch. But still, as is, this is a great, great piece, keep up the good work :clap:
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments and advice! I appreciate it.
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Mahican-Atim Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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Metallica5477 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
love the face and the details!! very nice job!
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Elkenar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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