27 comments received ( finished contests only ):
avatar DR87
DR87 says:

amazing

(5 years and 1516 days ago)

Hand and Pencil
avatar Cino
Cino says:

nice drawing, congratulation for the end result

(5 years and 1560 days ago)

Hand and Pencil
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

He looks a lot less happy in the drawing...

(5 years and 1764 days ago)

My nephew Jadan
avatar George55
George55 says:

Cute little puppy. Beautiful work....good luck.

(5 years and 2041 days ago)

My baby
avatar George55
George55 says:

I love dogs, I must say, you did a beautiful work on your drawing.... good luck!

(5 years and 2041 days ago)

Pets need love too
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

cute little guy

(5 years and 2045 days ago)

My baby
avatar enblanco
enblanco says:

Nice, good luck!

(5 years and 2051 days ago)

My baby
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Cute drawing! I'd add a bit more hair on the LH side to help balance out the composition, it looks like her face is too large for her hair...Excellent work on the dog!

(5 years and 2052 days ago)

Pets need love too
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

This looks skewed or warped to the right. Poor puppy needs to be more upright and rounded out, he's leaning too much.

(5 years and 2052 days ago)

My baby
avatar erathion
erathion says:

nice work...gl

(5 years and 2056 days ago)

Intense Stare
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

this one is interesting, makes you stop and look and think

(5 years and 2066 days ago)

Flower Focus
avatar friiskiwi
friiskiwi says:

pretty and sharp, but not exciting

(5 years and 2066 days ago)

Pink Rose
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

Top three for sure ! and it does look worthless --lol g.l.

(5 years and 2076 days ago)

Useless Invention
avatar pearlie
pearlie says:

This is cool! Sort of a pith helmet for the Jetsons gang.

(5 years and 2080 days ago)

Useless Invention
avatar gotmeamuse

Well done on a difficult theme. I was having brain lock and I think you have helped me. Thank You.

(5 years and 2081 days ago)

Useless Invention
no avatar

I thought that it was a hat with a tv on it. It would be useless because how are you supposed to watch a tv that is on your head?

(5 years and 2081 days ago)

Useless Invention
avatar jadedink
jadedink says:

YOU are so brave.
like i said on another comment, i tried...i tried with a valiant effort, and wasnt' happy with any of my results in this one...so i give you high commendations on givin it your all.
honestly, a landscape is one thing i didn't think to be so difficult til i set out doing it..and i realized, i really had no idea what to do with it. ..
Good luck on this, and all your future ones. i look forward to seeing you grow as an artist!!!

(5 years and 2084 days ago)

Peaceful day at the Lake
avatar Momof4boyoboys

Yes...I agree with above....keep painting and paint what you love!!!!! Good Job author!

(5 years and 2087 days ago)

Peaceful day at the Lake
avatar gotmeamuse

For someone that is new to painting you surely take on a difficult subject matter in a bold fashion. For this you are to be commended highly. Honestly I can not say enough about the courage a person displays when trying something new and then posting it in a forum such as this. Way to go Man!
As far as suggestions for you to improve.........do another one!
Message me if I can help at all. If you do Netflix there is an Acrylic painting video under special interests. Follow along and they will have you moving ahead fast. Best of luck!
Oh.....and fan brushes are great for grass.

(5 years and 2087 days ago)

Peaceful day at the Lake
avatar gotmeamuse

FANTASTIC IMAGINATION author! I like your color selections as well. Keep them coming....

(5 years and 2087 days ago)

Frosty Daylight
avatar erathion
erathion says:

cool work...gl

(5 years and 2088 days ago)

Peaceful day at the Lake
avatar erathion
erathion says:

nice painting author...GL

(5 years and 2088 days ago)

Frosty Daylight
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Good overall composition, the eye is nicely led across the painting.

Your biggest problem is one of being consistent in your painting.
The tree trunks suddenly get very thin from thick, and you over did the above ground roots a bit too much.
Your coloring is also inconsistent. This is most noticeable in the sky. Generally, the sky is slighly darker at the top, getting a little lighter as you get nearer the earth. Your sky has like a "light colored halo" around the picture.
This brings up the biggest consistency problem, the water reflection. Your sky is darker and bluer, with clouds that the sky doesn't show, while your trees are LIGHTER in the water reflection. .

You also have the edges of the water a bit too perfect, more like a swimming pool or a puddle after a rain. If you study some photos of landscapes, you will see that nature is seldom quite so regularly shaped and spaced.

Here is an example to show you - Notice the coloring of the sky and the trees, and along the edges of the water:
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1076964

It's a good start, you will get better the more you practice.

(5 years and 2089 days ago)

Peaceful day at the Lake
avatar MossyB
MossyB says:

Very nice composition, but the tree branches are too symmetrical on the left, like the teeth on a comb. You need to paint some branches in the middle of the tree facing the viewer. Branches need to overlap and grow from different directions, not just the sides.

Here is a tutorial about painting pine trees you may find helpful:
http://watercolorworksart.blogspot.com/2008/03/painting-pine-tree.html

(5 years and 2089 days ago)

Frosty Daylight
avatar gotmeamuse

Nice work Author. Those fingers are great and I like the veins in the heart.

(5 years and 2093 days ago)

Mayan Sacrifice
avatar gotmeamuse

Very Buck Rogers! Nice work.

(5 years and 2097 days ago)

Lost Spaceship
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very nice thinking out of the box...gl author

(5 years and 2097 days ago)

Lost Spaceship
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Nice idea!! GL!

(5 years and 2098 days ago)

Lost Spaceship
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very cool idea and nice work author....gl

(5 years and 2100 days ago)

Lost at Sea
avatar gotmeamuse

Nice job Author! Kudos for a great imagination

(5 years and 2100 days ago)

Lost at Sea
avatar ibmaxed
ibmaxed says:

Good effort

(5 years and 2101 days ago)

Lost at Sea
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very cool...gl

(5 years and 2103 days ago)

Self portrait
avatar erathion
erathion says:

nice one...gl

(5 years and 2103 days ago)

Fashion Models
avatar creativefreedom

Great job!

(5 years and 2103 days ago)

Self portrait
avatar gotmeamuse

Thats how I looked when I drank! Nice job Author

(5 years and 2104 days ago)

Self portrait
avatar jacquie2blue

good work

(5 years and 2105 days ago)

Fashion Models
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

An nice addition to the contest! Well done!

(5 years and 2107 days ago)

Self portrait
avatar jacquie2blue

great work

(5 years and 2107 days ago)

Self portrait
avatar Androla
Androla says:

he looks so sad(((( a very good piece!!!! ++++

(5 years and 2108 days ago)

Self portrait
avatar neeraj55
neeraj55 says:

i like it ! gl

(5 years and 2110 days ago)

One character, many faces
avatar neeraj55
neeraj55 says:

nice one. gl

(5 years and 2110 days ago)

Lulu and Hanani
avatar Glockman
Glockman says:

I Like this one ,great job.

(5 years and 2112 days ago)

Lulu and Hanani
avatar greymval
greymval says:

It's cool, but more contrast wouldn't hurt, in the pics his hair & ribbon are darker than his shirt - in your drawings is not always the case. Also in pics, the guy always has clear highlights ( either on cheek or on his nose), because he's sweaty, they trully shine. If you have a white crayon, you could make this more clear.

(5 years and 2112 days ago)

One character, many faces
avatar erathion
erathion says:

very nice drawing author...best of luck

(5 years and 2112 days ago)

Lulu and Hanani
avatar erathion
erathion says:

cool work author...GL

(5 years and 2112 days ago)

One character, many faces
avatar jawshoewhah
jawshoewhah [banned] says:

Finally got it right?

Oh BTW steps 7 and 8 are the same in your SBS.

(5 years and 2112 days ago)

One character, many faces
avatar CrystleClear

beautiful!

(5 years and 2112 days ago)

Lulu and Hanani
avatar creativefreedom

But jaws, what about the "noise"!!

(5 years and 2184 days ago)

Friends
avatar Qofcheez
Qofcheez says:

Really nice color on the mountains. It adds a sense of atmopshere to the piece. I like the rock texture and almost wonder if the trees could use the same texture and remain as suggestive in their presence rather then more noted with the detailed work.

(5 years and 2307 days ago)

Yosemite Valley
avatar JoeCacia
JoeCacia says:

Lovely work, best of luck

(5 years and 2307 days ago)

Yosemite Valley