Thursday, April 16, 2009

GOOD DOG !

                                                       10  x 15       Colored Pencils

It's really funny, visiting the Louvre a few weeks ago I took some pictures of a few statues wanting to draw them and lo and behold this is the exercise Karin from DSFDF gives us.
 So I was happy to practice. 
As I was drawing this piece I started seeing the love between these two in a much deeper fashion then when I first glanced at it, hence the title.
SOLD

76 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

You took my breath away.
This is the best so far. Perfect!
the colors are great. You know how to use pencils.
And I love the shadow.
Big WOW to this one.

dominique eichi said...

the only thing I can say IRIT is

: ) thank you

Divesh said...

hey really good, u have taken really good care of the proportion..

dominique eichi said...

thank you Divesh

Sheila said...

Dang Girlfriend! This deserved 3 snaps and an "uh-huh!"

Amazing job and I love you using the toned paper!

Okay... I'm going to be completely bald by the time I even get started on this after pulling my hair out.

dominique eichi said...

hahaha.... do you remember the wigs we drew, you could be blonde ; ) just kidding
Thanks Sheila

Carol Horzempa said...

I agree with Irit, and I love your color choice of the paper and colored pencils. Wow!

The hound is excellent and I can see her devotion and love for him. You nailed it, Dominique! Great Job!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

This is really nice Dominique, lovely palette too!

adebanji said...

This is a blockbuster drawing! No more no less!

Vern Schwarz said...

Dominique this is beautiful, especially with those purple shadows. Great looking piece.

Carrie Griesemer said...

Wow, you are really skilled in ink, paint, and pencils too. This is really wonderful, I love the purple touches!

dominique eichi said...

Carol, Thank you. It's really interesting how you start seeing things after you step into the project, like the love between them that really popped out at me even more while drawing it.

dominique eichi said...

Dana , Thank you

dominique eichi said...

Adebanji,
Thanks you're too sweet ; )

L.Holm said...

Excellent, Dominique!! You nailed it. I love the green paper and your choice of media. Fantastic work!

dominique eichi said...

Vern, Thank you my friend.

dominique eichi said...

Carrie,
That's my problem I like too many things, I would get better if I would stick to one thing. Thank you for coming by .

dominique eichi said...

Liz, Thank you I appreciate you stopping by

Michelle Burnett said...

Dominique, I am so wow'd by this...it is stunning! Love the color! What type of paper did you use?

Barb Hillier said...

This is so alive - love the colors!

Carol Nelson said...

Very beautifully done. I think colored pencil was a very good medium to choose for this challenge.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I have to agree with Irit -- the best so far! This piece has such a feeling of energy flowing all through and around it, and the lines are soooo graceful. I just knew you were going to pull out something really extra special this time, I just knew it!

dominique eichi said...

Michelle, Thanks, it was fun to do also. The paper is smooth color Canson.

dominique eichi said...

Barb, Thank you : )

dominique eichi said...

Carol, Thank you

dominique eichi said...

Camille , Can I hire you .......... : ) as a cheerleader . Thank you

Edward Burton said...

WOW, Dominique - outstanding job!

Diane Morgan said...

Dominique! Wow! What iridescence. The glowing parts look like they are coated with mercury. Beautiful color combination. You did an amazing job.

James Parker said...

Well, Dominique, at first I was wondering why you posted one of your photos from the Louvre. Then Pokey advised me that it wasn't a photo....Duh. Dee, this is great...may have to run out and get me some colored pencils...and look to your work for inspiration. This one is great!!!

Jerry Points said...

Dominique...Really nice on this one. I thought it was an oil when I first saw it. Good, bold use of color, the green and purple go well together.

Debbie said...

Dominique, your drawing really caught my eye! I love the texture of the pencil and especially the beautiful greens and violets together!

Kevin said...

Dominique, Well done!

dominique eichi said...

Edward, Thank you : )

dominique eichi said...

Diane, I'm blushing with this comment, thank you

dominique eichi said...

James, ahahah .........tell Pokey and Taco bell they better start painting too ! Thank you my friend

Dominique Amendola said...

Hello Dominique! This is a message from Dominique!
I love your drawings! So classical and so good.
I went to the beaux arts de Paris in france... Hope to connect sometime...

dominique eichi said...

Jerry, I appreciate your comment and and making me smile , thank you.

dominique eichi said...

Debbie, thank you so much for your comment.

dominique eichi said...

Kevin, Thanks I appreciate your time here.

dominique eichi said...

Dominique, I feel I'm answering to myself. It's funny I usually don't get someone called by my name.
I've seen your work it's beautiful. Yes we should keep in touch. thanks for coming by.

Carolee Clark said...

Wonderful :)

dominique eichi said...

Thanks CArolee

Diana Marshall said...

Wow this is brilliant, perfect!

Ann Rogers said...

Yummy color choices! Lime and raspberry sherbet comes to mind! And on top of that, the drawing is "right on"! Great job!!!

dominique eichi said...

Diana, Thank you very much

dominique eichi said...

Ann ,
I feel I need to eat it now, ah, ah, Thanks.

Gwen Bell said...

You did such a wonderful job on this! Love the purples against the green and your drawing skills are just great.
Love the title too!

Mark Bridges said...

I like the violet shadows here.

dominique eichi said...

Gwen,
Thank you very much, I love the sketch you did for the challenge of James Your talent is wonderful

dominique eichi said...

Thanks Mark, Violet shadows were fun to do.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

SOLD!!!!!!!!!YEH!!!!!!YEEPPEE!!!!

dominique eichi said...

THANKS, IRIT : )

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

What a beautiful drawing this is, Dominique. As the others already mentioned, the combination of colors is just perfect. And, the look between Diana and her "companion" dog is truly touching. Especially knowing how much love dogs give back to us.

P.S. AND, is that a perfect breast or what? If I was "ever" to get mine "lifted" I would bring in a photo of this drawing:)

dominique eichi said...

EPTAS................. ,ha ha, ha, ha, ha...... I did this for ten minutes. OM It's so funny because I did think as I was drawing they looked good.. Question- what's up with all those statues that show all the boobs bare and the rest of the clothes on ????
Thank you for stopping by and making my day .

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

I had to come back and mention that: "Diana was the perpetual virgin goddess of the hunt."

So, I guess we know what she was hunting for in this scene:D

Have a great weekend, and thanks for the fun!

dominique eichi said...

Except that this was not Diana it's her companion. Karin made the mistake at the beginning and changed it after.
I guess all these statue of girls half naked with good boobs. I guess if your going to sculpt someone it's better be have nice looking body...... and you probably right about the hunt all of them together.

they did not have, photo tells a story, they had ,sculpt and tell ....

hissnhowl said...

This is stunning Dominique!! Took my breath away!

dominique eichi said...

Shelley , Thank you so much

Angela Elledge said...

Dominique-This is beautiful, love your color palette and prismacolor technique. Everything here is so well done, especially the SOLD!

dominique eichi said...

ANGELA, Thanks I appreciate you coming by. : )

maria said...

I also have to echo theo others. Great color choices!!!!

dominique eichi said...

Maria,
Thank you I appreciate that and for you to come by.

BMoon said...

Wow Dominique....yours was the one that caught my eye the most on the DSFDF site.....and up close, it's a wowzer. Fab proportion, and amazing detail. Thanx for visiting my site, too. Blessings!

dominique eichi said...

BMoon, Thank you , your style is fab too.

Maryanne said...

Dominique, great technique with colored pencil, I love the choice of green paper, and the way you have allowed it to peek through some of your pencil work to create such a range of values.

dominique eichi said...

Maryanne, Thank you. I appreciate you coming by.

The Bull said...

I liked your rendition very much! Brought the statue to life! Nice flow of energy, and very intriguing use of color selections! kudos!

dominique eichi said...

The Bull, Thanks

artbyakiko said...

This is absolutely beautiful! You have done a great job on this. I wish to visit Louvre!

dominique eichi said...

artbyakiko, Thank you and I hope you do see the Louvre soon.

Gretchen Matta said...

The Louvre...you are so lucky!! Great job on this challenge, love the greens, looks wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my blog Dominique!

dominique eichi said...

Gretchen Yes it was so nice. I think I will add a few more drawing like this of couple of pics I took there of statues. Thank you for your visit.

Rosemary said...

Dominique, the piece is simply fabulous! Congrats on the sale!

dominique eichi said...

Rosemary, Thank you for coming by

Jerry Points said...

Dominique...congratulations on the sale here. Well done, well deserved!

dominique eichi said...

JERRY, THANK YOU = )