Thursday, 6 October 2011

Paint Party Friday...watchoo lookin at?

Le Roy, French Bull Dog 

I quite like Twitter.  Not so much Facebook (especially because they keep changing the layout and telling me what my top stories are. Er, I'll decide what I want to see for myself actually Facebook)  Anyway, Twitter -I like that, apart from my sister and my husband, every other person I follow and who follows me is someone I know only in the virtual world of the interweb.  I like that I can follow people with the same interests as me.  That's artists, animal lovers/welfare folk/charities, doggy folk and vegans, for the most part, although I am still partial to following the odd celebrity, wedding and lifestyle blogger.

One such person is Maegan from Love Maegan.  She wears fabulous clothes and accessories, blogs about fashion, home and lifestyle, works part time in an art gallery as a graphic designer and she often posts photos on Twitter of her adorable dogs, Le Roy, a French Bull Dog and Bebop who is a pug.  They're immensely cute and so I asked Meagan if she would mind if I used one of her photos as part of my windows to the soul series and she kindly said yes.  

This is the gorgeous photo I am using:

Credit: Meagan  at http://www.lovemeagan.com/

How adorable is he?!  Anyway,  I planned to just do a watercolour painting of the eye. But then I decided that as Le Roy is just too cute I'd have to do his whole entire portrait instead. So,  I started a pointy portrait which is a work in progress as we speak.  I still wanted to paint his eyes though so instead of drawing them from scratch I sort of cheated and scanned what I'd done of the pointy portrait at the time and printed it out on sketchbook paper and added a bit of watercolour to it. It only took me about 20 minutes but I quite liked it. Until I added some more black dots around the nose and above the eye because I hadn't completed those bits on the actual pointy portrait.  I kinda ruined it right there. Hey ho.

Here's a sneaky peek of the pointy portrait:

Watchoo lookin at? - Le Roy the adorable French Bull Dog - Pen and Ink, Stippled.

Hope everyone has a happy Friday and I'll be sure to make my way round all the other Paint Party Friday party-goers over the weekend!

41 comments:

  1. Isn't he a cutie pie! I have never tried Twitter. It looks hard. Happy PPF! :-)

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  2. Beautiful doggy and love what you have painted! Valerie

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  3. Look at that face, who could not love this face? They have such funny personalities! The artwork is as always out of this world xx

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  4. He is a sweetie! Your portrait is looking great too. I feel badly that I haven't gotten into Twitter. How weird is that? Guilt from lack of social media interaction. LOL.

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  5. Gotta love that face! Amazing how you capture that with dots. Gorgeous!

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  6. You do amazing work. Love the pug !!!!

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  7. Oh I LOVE him- he reminds of one of my good friend's dogs! BTW, that's not cheating- it's working SMART instead of HARD!
    Happy PPF,
    Stephanie

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  8. He is fantastic! I adore those goofy faces. :)I must say that twitter annoys me. I have it linked to fb so whatever I post on fb fan page gets to be published on twitter as well. That is as far as I go. :)

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  9. Who could resist that little face. You have caught the expression perfectly.

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  10. Agree ~ rather use Twitter ~ Absolutely wonderful painting of the dog ~ awesome! ~ thanks ~Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol ^_^ (Share the Creative Journey)

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  11. Wow, what a sweetie! You have really captured this pup's personality already in your WIP. I'm eager to see the painting progress.
    Faye

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  12. gorgeous painting and cute dog!

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  13. Awwww...too cute! Love it! Can't wait to see the finished masterpiece! With a model like that it's sure to be a winner! POP ART MINIS

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  14. I'm glad you chose to focus on the whole doggy instead of just the eye ~ he's just so adorable!! I'm anxious to see what he looks like completed ~ thanks for sharing & happy PPF!

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  15. OMG I LOVE IT. I'm a huge fan of pointilism and LeRoy, of course. What a fantastic job you're doing. I can't wait to see it when you're done.

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  16. So fabulous! As a french bulldog owner myself, I'm very jealous ;) xxx

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  17. Fabulous model and great work!
    Thanks for tip on my BLOG today to add the original for comparison! Love my fellow PPFers!

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  18. This is so AMAZING!!!! Love the close up angle. You are brilliant. And what an adorably squishy little face.

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  19. I see why you wanted to do his portrait - what a cutie, and oh, those eyes!

    Beautiful!!

    (I love Twitter too)

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  20. What a doll, in all his pictures. Am really liking the pointy pix of him. I await the finished product.

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  21. He is very cute. Love the eyes. I've never had this breed in my household, but I keep seeing a lot of them in different blogs. You are doing a great job with the photo. Awesome.

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  22. Le Roy is such a cutie!
    Love your WIP!! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

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  23. This is awesome! I love the picture and your tribute to it! You are such a talent, thank you for sharing, xo

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  24. Wow, tooooooo cute!!! I love it! You got the eye perfect. You are so good at capturing the soul in your portraits!

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  25. WOW!! That is sooooo amazing.. You are fabulous at drawing.. And that dog is too cute..

    Hugs, Linda

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  26. she is so lucky that you picked to do her dog!!

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  27. amazing and beautiful sketch...happy PPF!!!

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  28. your talent for eyes takes my breath away. I think your partial-scan technique is a brilliant way to meet both of your goals for this particular model. great work!

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  29. oh what a sweet little dog !!! and your work always blows me away....the details....the beauty!!! wonderful work.....

    Come share something sweet today! Sweet Saturdays over at my blog...

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  30. Your doggie portraits are adorable! Always a great pleasure to see them!

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  31. I was very much into twitter, then I went to FB, but I agree with you, they keep moving stuff and i do not like that at all. I am kind of going back to tweet
    You made very sweet eyes on the doggy, very nice job!

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  32. It's wonderful that you can zoom in on the eyes alone, depict them with dots alone and yet capture such character! Brilliant!

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  33. Le Roy is adorable in every medium! I don't see what you mean about ruining it though - I think it is wonderful just as it is :) I'm so excited to see more of your pointy portrait!

    xo
    Kristin

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  34. oh. my. goodness! Soooo adorable.

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  35. You either love or not love a PUG! But oh god, he's such a cutie pie. Love to see the finished artwork. I've always admire and enjoy your pen work. Just fantastic! ;)

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  36. Love the pointy pic so far, so much time you must put into each one, but worth it!

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  37. Love your style... that pic will be super,
    joZarty x

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  38. such a precious pup! you've captured him well. you've made me fall in love with dogs all over again....gosh i want one someday!

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