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February 7, 2012
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Winter Mood by Elkenar Winter Mood by Elkenar
A contest prize for :icontatiilange:, a Border Collie. I hope you like it!

I wanted to draw something that would fit together with the current season and weather (we had -35 celcius today). I made the background in the train. I must admit that it was pretty challenging to draw the snowflakes in a moving vehicle but I did it.

As a ref for the dog I used a photo by Dominique and Serge Simon.

Made by 3H, 2B and 8B pencils, 0,5 and 0,3 HB mechanical pencils. A4 paper.

Art (c) me

I'd like to hear what you think about this.
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Great detail and tought in this peice!
It is not too dark of light and has a great sence of deaph idk how to spell that right blondness! The dog seams not to notice the snow falkes at all, if that is what you were aiming for its great. there is a glowing effect on the snow flakes and help enphisize the dog.
I cant tell if the dog is breathing out and if you can see the breath or if it is for the back ground.... Over all great job I look Forward to seeing more peices from you!
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blazingstorm Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elkenar Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
aconite-pawlove Feb 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty job as usual! I love the face details, and the various shapes of snowflakes. Well done!
Elkenar Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
RunioRedMane Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No hohoh, tää on muuten todella upea :O teillä realismi piirtäjillä on just se vahvuus, että kun teette kans perin pohjin realistiseks, ni se TODELLA näyttää realistiselta, ei herrajestas O_O kaikki noi karvat ja silmät ja kuono...joillakin on vaan se taito :D jooh siis kaikenkaikkiaan piti sanoa että VAU!!
Elkenar Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paljon kiitoksia ilahduttavasta kommentista! :) Mitä teikäläiselle muuten kuuluu?
RunioRedMane Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eipä todellakaan kestä :D eh noh, miten sen pistäis näin pähkinänkuoreen...? noh tota, jos siula on aikaa jossain vaihees, ni kato noi kaks viimesintä journalia jotka laitoin, ne selittää aikalailla kaiken...^^; tulis muuten aika pitkä kommentti. Mut tosi tosi tosi TOSI lyhyesti sanottuna, oon voinu paremminkin, mutta elossa ollaan vielä.
Elkenar Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Luin ne juuri :( Toivottavasti kaikki on pian parempaan päin!
RunioRedMane Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no jokseenkin...on onneks vähä parempi olla.
ascenciok Feb 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work! The fur looks great and I love the snow flakes. The contrast also looks amazing:heart:
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