Woof!

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What a cool dog! I could not resist.

This is another trip to Reddit Gets Drawn, tidily restored to the traditional Saturday slot, however, the wheel, erm… wasn’t working, so I couldn’t do it under timed conditions, sorry. 😉 No, in truth, I just thought I probably wouldn’t be able to do this lovable little tyke the justice deserved. Too adorable to go by swiftly.

I reverted from Corel Painter back to Photoshop for this. Starting out in Painter, I quickly began to get lost in an awkward smudge of black and brown paint, so after a few hours found myself back with the ol’ faithful. Maybe I shouldn’t have chickened out of the practice, but the dark coat and fur seemed a very daunting task and I just felt as if this would be the better way to go. The Photoshop result has come out better, with a pleasing synergy between it and my drawing of the grey wolf. I will, however, endeavour to try a furry creature in Corel before the trial expires.

Here’s the comment thread, which contains the photograph and some particularly good responses.

In signing off, here’s another cool dog:

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Too much laughter. Woof woof indeed.

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22 comments
  1. Geke Hop-Wassink said:

    He/she is beautiful, a humans best friend 🙂

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    • Jacob said:

      I’m told his name is Rebel. I can only assume, with a name like that, that he’s incredibly well-behaved. 😉

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  2. Rebecca said:

    Great dog portrait – methinks there’s money to be made there? 😉

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! Ha, oh my – wouldn’t that be a dream?

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      • Rebecca said:

        I bet you could make it work. 🙂

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  3. Bill Fufkin said:

    A very pretty pooch! B

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    • Jacob said:

      I bet he gets away with a lot! Cheers, Bill!

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  4. Wow, Jacob, this is amazing! Really lovely work and that’s a challenging face because of all the black fur. Making this even more impressive. Well done!

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks Laura! He was quite the challenge, but mercifully, an adorable one! Indeed, the reason I abandoned Painter for this was my struggling (understatement!) with the dark colours – it was a heck of a lot easier to shade and colour in Photoshop, where the medium isn’t so clever!

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  5. Wow! Awesomely rendered pup you got there! He looks fantastic Jacob! I’m sure he this dog wouldn’t even need a “How to pick up Bitches” book. He’s quite handsome! Hehe

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    • Jacob said:

      Cheers, Charlie! He (Rebel, I’m informed) was a lot of fun to draw. Isn’t he adorable? The dog in the photo shouldn’t need it either – he’s beautiful! Eeek! I want them both. 😛

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      • I can only handle one dog at a time. I’m always sure to stay clear of all shelters or I’d want to adopt them all. 😊

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      • Jacob said:

        Haha, I’m the same (with cats as well as dogs!) You probably should keep to one, otherwise you’ll have a jealous Phineas start yodelling to regain your attention 😉

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! That means much to me – I always have such fun drawing animals, I’m glad it comes through. One only wonders why I don’t do more!

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      • You should, although you do have an amazing talent for people also. I am usually open mouthed, with a gasp, followed by a wow, and a run upstairs to show my daughter 😀 with all of your work.

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      • Jacob said:

        Aw! Well, that’s my day made – how lovely. Thanks so much, Rebecca! 🙂

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Sharon – ha ha, there are plenty of things I can’t draw… I just keep well away from those! 😉

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