Saturday, February 19, 2011

VADER

VADER 5.5 x 6.5 SOLD
Vader is my latest commission and he was a real treat to draw. Vader lives in Australia but has friends here in Canada. They asked me to do the picture as a gift for Vader’s owner. She had both a good picture of him plus this great silhouette shot that she had taken. The challenge was to try and incorporate both of them into one picture. Photoshop really saved the day. Instead of spending days on drawing different scenarios, I was able try many different situations and size ratios but it was still surprising how long it took to come up with a good combination. I really love how the silhouette of his face catches your eye right away when you look at the picture, it implies so much of the character and personality of the dog and then it moves you into the picture and the dog himself. Also the contrast of the roughness of the background with the smooth sleek fur of the dog really takes the picture over the top. Needless to say I was very pleased with the final results.

8 comments:

cathyswatercolors said...

Hi Wendy, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your drawings are remarkable. The swan watercolors are full of emotion and beautiful. Can't wait to explore more of your blog

Raz said...

Hello Wendy . Thanks very much for your time and effort on this picture you've done for my friend in Western Australia. It sure turned out excellent too .Your becoming world famous. This is a gift for my friend in Aussieland and hopefully she will send a comment once she see's it in real time! Again many thanx!
Danny

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you Cathy. I am glad you enjoyed the swans. I did enjoy my visit to your blog and I will be back.
Danny I am pleased that you are happy with the picture. I agree, your friend will really enjoy it.

Marney said...

Keep up the excellent work, thanks again for the drawing of Dude, everyone that has seen it thinks it is marvelous as well.

Have a super day and see you soon, Marney & Dude

Wendy Mould said...

I am glad to hear you are enjoying your picture of Dude and thanks again for your encouragement. I look forward to seeing you at next demo

Cindy Breen said...

Hi Wendy,

Many thanks for your lovely picture of Vader that I recieved this week I was giving this by two lovely people Danny and Lee as a Birthday gift of my lovely dog Vader I could not have gotten a better gift. I am lucky to have such lovely friends.

What a great job you did of him it is him to the last detail I will treasure it for the rest of my life. Thank you for your lovely work.


Very best wishes Marion, From Western Australia.

Raz said...

Hi Wendy, told you she would comment! She loves it.


Danny

Wendy Mould said...

Hi Marion, I am so glad that your picture arrived safely and that you like it. It was a wonderful project and I think Danny's idea of using the silhouette with it really set it up nicely. Enjoy, I had fun working on it.