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3kids by cameoanderson 3kids by cameoanderson
3 huskies in ice. Latest commission. This one took quite a while because I wasn't doing just faces which is always easier and faster since it's largely dependent on fur detail and not as much on accurate anatomy.

I included the references for each dog that have the pose I chose to go with. Sticking closely to reference images helps me make sure that I get "that specific dog" correctly since each of these are an owned, loved dog and commissioned by their family - if I make a mistake, they will notice. I'm not just trying to paint a husky but a very specific husky :).

I have gotten things wrong before - like when I wanted to paint this particular malamute running so I got a rference for a running malamute to base my sketch off of but turns out that malamute had a dwarfism that is common in malamutes but that I did not notice. So while that picture was painted to look exactly like their malamute (coloration and such) the proportions were a tiny bit off and someone called me out on it lol. So I largely try to stick to references provided now to make my life easier- though you'll see if you study it that I have made alterations to them a bit.

Interesting mistakes I have made in the past: stripe on the wrong side of a husky's nose, painted a pup with one nostril open and one closed (I have no idea how that happened), forgot the whiskers on a couple kitties in a painting, painted the same dog twice in a 3 dog portrait (I had pictures of the dogs through the ages and managed to paint a younger and older version of the same dog thinking they were different), and painted the tail wrongly on an akita - but all of these mistakes were pointed out by their fur parents and fixed :)
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Zelarhie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to teach us how to do fur xD
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I have a nice set of brushes for fur. they are amazing. But I'd like to do a more detailed tutorial. For teht ime being, however, I have a folderhere on dAcalled "My Method" and it shows step by step how I do my animal art. But it's over a year old now.
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Zelarhie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'll check it out It still probably help me improve!
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MiracleMoon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just curious, are you calling the dog on the far right a malamute based off your description? All three are huskies :P But its a beautiful piece of her three girls!
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
It's been so long since I painted this one I don't rememer if I thought the other dog was a mal at the time or not. But I had a great time painting this one and it's popular at the art shows :) Thank you very much and it's cool that you know the dogs. I don't ever get to meet most of them. Maybe 2 of all the hundreds of portraits I've done are dogs I know personally (not counting my own pups of course)
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MiracleMoon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Had to read through that a second time to realize the malamute was a difference painting, so just kidding ;)
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MiracleMoon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
By the way I know this portrait was done a while ago, I randomly came across it now.

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AlbinoCyndaquil Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! The detail is incredible! :D
Very well done
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Barkers15 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cuuute :3 su adorable I <3 Huskies!
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Kitsooki Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I'd love for you to paint my dog haha :D
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