Sunday, 14 April 2013

Some long legs and a sheep re-worked...

I missed last Sunday's Sunday Sketches, hosted as always by Alexandra, for no reason other than being too lazy to actually go upstairs to our computer den and type up a few words. I did have sketches to post - I still have 25 of the wee blighters left from the 75 day challenge!

Anyway, here is one of them - thanks to a photo I came across on one of the many animal pages I follow on Facebook.

Sketch 51 of 75
If you happened by my blog on Friday you'll have seen my other post this week which was my Lost Sheep painting.  After posting it, I decided I didn't like how dark the dark parts of it's wool were so I lightened them a little and did a little tweaking that possibly no one but me would notice or care about.  

Anyhoo,  here it is in its revised state.  I think it's done now and I'll give it a coat of glaze before adding it to the Highland Cow as pieces to submit to the exhibitions (there are three coming up that I've learnt about so going on the negative idea that no one will buy them I plan to exhibit the same pieces at all three!)

The Lost Sheep -  acrylic on canvas - 40cm x 50cm 



22 comments:

  1. Hi Nic,
    So glad you managed the long walk upstairs to your computer this week. :) Love what you've done with the sheep. He looks fab.. :)x

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  2. Love the giraffe, I thought the sheep was great last time now he is even better!

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  3. Glad to see you're still sketching even now the challenge is over!! And I LOVE your giraffe! I wonder what's next??
    The sheep is adorable! Good luck with the exhibition - I'm certain they will sell! :0)

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  4. i love the giraffe, and your sheep is so wonderful! I hope you sell all 3 pcs at the exhibit. happy sunday!

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  5. I am glad I found your blog, I will follow you. I love animal sketches. I love Giraffes. I think I put some sketches on my own blog. I have 3 but think it was on the pretty things one.
    Anyway, I will enjoy going through your work and getting inspired
    Janice

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  6. I love your art and your style. The giraffe is wonderful. I have just become a follower:)
    Xxx

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  7. Wonderful sketch and divine painting ~ ^_^

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  8. love all of your work! Our daughter is in New Zealand right now finishing her last clinical for vet school. She specializes in cows but the weeks there have been sheep sheep and sheep. Yours is great!
    cheers, dana

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  9. Wow i really love the sheep! I know what you mean aboutfeeling just too lazy sometimes lol!

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  10. wow..such talent..sooo beautiful..your sheep is fantastic..so inspiring...I think I am smitten with this beautiful soul! and love the giraffe too..magnificent work!
    Happy SS
    Victoria

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  11. I still love your sheep, I hope he isn't lost for too long. I'm sure the exhibition will find him a wonderful new home. Sad news today about the fire at the zoo near Edinburgh, it mad me a bit down today but seeing your little sheep again has cheered me up. :)

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  12. I LOVE the sheep!! Wow! Giraffe is great too - fantastic bandy legs!

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  13. The sheep is awesome. I like the texture you created. The position of the giraffe is great as well as your lines and shapes.

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  14. the sheep looks great, but I liked it last week too! :) Love the giraffe and those long legs!!

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  15. Such a cute giraffe sketch and your sheep painting is awesome!! Great colours!

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  16. Gotta love that giraffe! This pose of them cracks me up. It seems like they would (and yet I doubt they do) develop arthritis of the cervical vertebrae :-)

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  17. I was a little worried that you had to tweak what seemed like a perfect sheep. Went back and looked at Friday's sheep and I do like it more now with the lighter wool. And the giraffe is delightful.

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  18. Thank you for visiting my blog!
    I love your animal paintings. They are looking so real and Special in one ♥
    Hugs
    Erika

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  19. Think you better paint some more - they'll sell!

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  20. That sheep is so good. I like the blues and rose colors together. I want to reach out and touch her nose. Still enjoying these drawings of animals, I am!

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  21. Great sheep painting, Nic.

    I used to count sheep to get to sleep. Now I Baaa-code them and scan them in!

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  22. This sheep has such a great expression, love it :)

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