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I haven't picked up the sketchbook for 4 years... I'm not that great but wow, I think I still got it.

Any of you artists have any work of German Shepherds?
 

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Not bad at all!

I used to do traditional art for many years, then switched to digital painting/sketching back in 2007. I took a good year and a half off though. I just got back to it a few days ago when my SO bought me CS5 and gave me a new Wacom Intuos3 tablet (he gets them cheap form work.... he's a lead digital artist for military sim and training).

Anyway... the other night I actually started on a painting of a GSD. Duke is my reference... I figured I would work on some of Duke and Zira to get myself back in the game. Horses and dogs were always my strong point.
 

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I airbrush but currently don't have my equipment set up as some construction is going on in my house. I have done some tshirts of other breeds for people along with other custom projects. Since I got Tazor I cant wait to get him on canvas.

I will post his potrait if this construction ever ends..lol. I never tried canvas but I think the tshirts of pets came out ok ,but I had only been painting for a couple months when I did them.

Love!!! The sketch!
 

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Nice work! My daughter loves to paint and sketch too. She finds lots of websites of other artists that do GSD's and animals in general. I'd post one of her sketches, but she is very concerned about people stealing and using an image of her work. She is not ready to sell anything yet, but working up to it. She's also experimented with colored pencil sketches, and can bring out the red coloring in our black/red shepherd.
 

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Not bad at all!

I used to do traditional art for many years, then switched to digital painting/sketching back in 2007. I took a good year and a half off though. I just got back to it a few days ago when my SO bought me CS5 and gave me a new Wacom Intuos3 tablet (he gets them cheap form work.... he's a lead digital artist for military sim and training).

Anyway... the other night I actually started on a painting of a GSD. Duke is my reference... I figured I would work on some of Duke and Zira to get myself back in the game. Horses and dogs were always my strong point.
I'd definitely love to see some of your work. I'm thinking about getting back into it. Digital Sketching? That sounds hard! Is it pretty precise as hand sketching?
 

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I airbrush but currently don't have my equipment set up as some construction is going on in my house. I have done some tshirts of other breeds for people along with other custom projects. Since I got Tazor I cant wait to get him on canvas.

I will post his potrait if this construction ever ends..lol. I never tried canvas but I think the tshirts of pets came out ok ,but I had only been painting for a couple months when I did them.

Love!!! The sketch!
Yes, I'd love to see the portrait. You know, if I gave you a picture of my girl, would you make a T-shirt for me? I'd buy it. :D
 

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Nice work! My daughter loves to paint and sketch too. She finds lots of websites of other artists that do GSD's and animals in general. I'd post one of her sketches, but she is very concerned about people stealing and using an image of her work. She is not ready to sell anything yet, but working up to it. She's also experimented with colored pencil sketches, and can bring out the red coloring in our black/red shepherd.
She can even digitally water mark her work. That way no one can steal her work. Please do share. :D
 

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She can even digitally water mark her work. That way no one can steal her work. Please do share. :D
Wow, that's good news, we'll look into that. We have no experience in the business of art. The schools teach technique but not marketing. Thanks.
 

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My friend does many gsd art things. I have a watercolor, wind chimes, cremation box, jewelry, keepsake box with a gsd on top, and an oil portrait from her of my dogs. If you go on etsy you can find many gsd artists there as well.
 

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I'd definitely love to see some of your work. I'm thinking about getting back into it. Digital Sketching? That sounds hard! Is it pretty precise as hand sketching?
Eh, it's just for fun, so usually it's a quick little sketch. The same as traditional, just with a stylus and graphics tablet.... with a screen in front of me. Lol, they are never as good as my traditional, but you can do a lot of fun things with them.

And here ya go: (these are a bit old since I've taken some time off... but.. you'll get the idea) ;)

Traditional:
-Brumby- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Trotting horse-Dark Bay by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Tux- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Elvis- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Digital:
Ignore the background on this.. lol.. I was new to photoshop and I had to rush through after the dog was finished.
-Seb- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Gentle Giant- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Dru- Without Background by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Mayoshi-GiftArt CelticMaiden88 by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-The Storm is coming- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-The Night Pony- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Pendrel- WrathOfNessis giftart by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Happy Halloween DA- 08' by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

And a fun little Pixel painting
-I Don't Think So- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART


Those are some old ones I posted on DeviantArt..... used to paint random pictures every day. Most were just quick ones.

I used to draw mostly horses. My main things I enjoyed working on were animals... horses, dogs, and occasionally cats. I USED to draw/paint every day..... gosh, I am so rusty now. :rolleyes:

Hopefully I'll get my GSD one done soon.... It'll be 3 days tomorrow and I'm only about 35% done. lol! Erase, paint, erase, paint, erase, paint.... I have a million layers because I keep having to erase every step about 5x each! Ugh! With time... I'll pick my speed back up. For now.. I'm slow. :crazy:
 

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Yes, I'd love to see the portrait. You know, if I gave you a picture of my girl, would you make a T-shirt for me? I'd buy it. :D
I believe I will need some practice..I was only airbrushing for about a year before we got hit hard by hurricane Irene last August. Our house had a few feet of water in it and I kinda put everything on hold. I was doing carnivals..mostly quick name shirts but also some custom in between.

Maybe if Tazor comes out ok, I will just practice on your dog for free. Shouldn't be too long and I already have a good stock of tshirts...I'll let you know. You can see some pics of past work on my site. Even though I'm not in business my site is still there because its free..lol. Just go to the gallery.
 

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I believe I will need some practice..I was only airbrushing for about a year before we got hit hard by hurricane Irene last August. Our house had a few feet of water in it and I kinda put everything on hold. I was doing carnivals..mostly quick name shirts but also some custom in between.

Maybe if Tazor comes out ok, I will just practice on your dog for free. Shouldn't be too long and I already have a good stock of tshirts...I'll let you know. You can see some pics of past work on my site. Even though I'm not in business my site is still there because its free..lol. Just go to the gallery.
I would love to see some of them too! I'd LOVE to get shirts of my guys! :)
 

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Those are amazing !!!

Eh, it's just for fun, so usually it's a quick little sketch. The same as traditional, just with a stylus and graphics tablet.... with a screen in front of me. Lol, they are never as good as my traditional, but you can do a lot of fun things with them.

And here ya go: (these are a bit old since I've taken some time off... but.. you'll get the idea) ;)

Traditional:
-Brumby- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Trotting horse-Dark Bay by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Tux- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Elvis- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Digital:
Ignore the background on this.. lol.. I was new to photoshop and I had to rush through after the dog was finished.
-Seb- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Gentle Giant- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Dru- Without Background by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Mayoshi-GiftArt CelticMaiden88 by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-The Storm is coming- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-The Night Pony- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Pendrel- WrathOfNessis giftart by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Happy Halloween DA- 08' by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

And a fun little Pixel painting
-I Don't Think So- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART


Those are some old ones I posted on DeviantArt..... used to paint random pictures every day. Most were just quick ones.

I used to draw mostly horses. My main things I enjoyed working on were animals... horses, dogs, and occasionally cats. I USED to draw/paint every day..... gosh, I am so rusty now. :rolleyes:

Hopefully I'll get my GSD one done soon.... It'll be 3 days tomorrow and I'm only about 35% done. lol! Erase, paint, erase, paint, erase, paint.... I have a million layers because I keep having to erase every step about 5x each! Ugh! With time... I'll pick my speed back up. For now.. I'm slow. :crazy:
 

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Those are amazing !!!
Thank you!! I have a lot of work to do before I get back to that.... I am very rusty now! Pretty excited to be back in the game again! This time with a MUCH better tablet and Photoshop CS5 instead of PS Elements 5! :wild: So much to learn!
 

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WOW! great job!! My aunts GF is a extremley good artist and she drew a picture or her dog(GSD) and she got all the markings and everything right. I am jealous of all you artisits,lol. I cant even draw a stick figure.
 

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Eh, it's just for fun, so usually it's a quick little sketch. The same as traditional, just with a stylus and graphics tablet.... with a screen in front of me. Lol, they are never as good as my traditional, but you can do a lot of fun things with them.

And here ya go: (these are a bit old since I've taken some time off... but.. you'll get the idea) ;)

Traditional:
-Brumby- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Trotting horse-Dark Bay by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Tux- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Elvis- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Digital:
Ignore the background on this.. lol.. I was new to photoshop and I had to rush through after the dog was finished.
-Seb- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Gentle Giant- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-Dru- Without Background by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Mayoshi-GiftArt CelticMaiden88 by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-The Storm is coming- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

-The Night Pony- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Pendrel- WrathOfNessis giftart by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

Happy Halloween DA- 08' by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART

And a fun little Pixel painting
-I Don't Think So- by ~FsuEquestrian on deviantART


Those are some old ones I posted on DeviantArt..... used to paint random pictures every day. Most were just quick ones.

I used to draw mostly horses. My main things I enjoyed working on were animals... horses, dogs, and occasionally cats. I USED to draw/paint every day..... gosh, I am so rusty now. :rolleyes:

Hopefully I'll get my GSD one done soon.... It'll be 3 days tomorrow and I'm only about 35% done. lol! Erase, paint, erase, paint, erase, paint.... I have a million layers because I keep having to erase every step about 5x each! Ugh! With time... I'll pick my speed back up. For now.. I'm slow. :crazy:
Simply amazing. I've tried painting before and it's darn hard. lol. I'm not so great with colors thus me only working on sketches (black and white). I envy those with great color perception. A stylus huh? I'll have to try it out myself then.
 

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Wow, that's good news, we'll look into that. We have no experience in the business of art. The schools teach technique but not marketing. Thanks.
Yep! If you look at TrickyShepherd's comments of her digital artwork. You'll see the watermark used specifically to keep people from stealing work. You'll see it on a lot of retail sites as well. It's a great tool.
 
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