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This is a detail scan, obviously. One of the great professionals over at WetCanvas.com looked at the last stage, liked the left foreleg but still had problems with the right side leg looking "more like a human arm."

I realized that was the lack of 1/8" worth of line distinguishing that blocky angled shape that is actually her breastbone, not her shoulder bone. Her real shoulder is that bump behind her neck, that's the raised foreleg! So I shaded it in strong to define her chest as paler fur. Last night after scanning I also curled the tips of their tails and now you can see the pretty Art Nouveau curls they make. When you see the whole again, you'll see how they make almost a swirly yin yangish pattern leading the eye around and around the circle. This painting is getting more magical at every step. And this is just the sketch!

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anniefancy
Oct. 9th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
You're right - it is a magical sketch! I really like the art nouveau (sp) tail-tip curl too, it really gives it a sense that it is moving. Very nice.
robertsloan2
Oct. 10th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
Purr, thank you! I've gone so far with it now that I'm in the dream, it's become my dream too, they're there and I have to paint them. I went a little nuts tonight, last night, all day yesterday putting hours and hours into it and am just now winding down... five hours later relaxing enough to maybe sleep.
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