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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   Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I'd love for you to paint my dog haha :D
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Keep an eye on my journal. I'll do some requests when I get caught up on work. I want to paint for anyone who asks me but it's hard to find the time!
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Kitsooki Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Digital Artist
True true xD
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CynderChao88 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's a photo....... Right?

It's really beautiful!
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
The deviation is a digital painting. It is based on the photos that you see embedded of each dog.
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CynderChao88 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh. I meant to say it was very realistic. Sorry if you took it the wrong way
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Well, missunderstanding yep but I was not offended :)
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HollyWren Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
For some reason, reminds me of Balto. Such beauty
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely phenomenal I love it and wish I could draw like you :wow:
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Awww thank you so much! You can. Just do it every day. I have litterally been forced to paint one painting almost every day this year and that is why I am getting better.
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome, your work is phenomenal :wow: Wow one painting every day, I bet your arm is sore at the end of the day :D But I love drawing so much so I'll have to try and do that, thank you.
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Awesome I hope you do! It does get tiring. Sometimes, though, I get lucky. If someone orders a husky head it might only take me an hour to paint (because I've done so many of those that it's like... I can paint them with my brain off lol) Not true of all my commissions for sure. Horses took almost two days.
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I have been following your advice and trying to do a drawing every day. Haha wow straight from your brain, that must be incredible. I always need a photo to draw something well. Ah horses are hard, I don't know why, maybe their bone structure, but I can count on one hand how many I've drawn ;)
You know you're such an amazing artist I feel honoured you even writing to me :la:
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I never want to be so stuck up that I feel like I shouldn't have to talk to otehr artists. I want to always be here to help any artist any time no matter what level they are at. I think it's important we work as a community. How have your daily drawings been going?
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ChloeClik Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww that's really nice. :la: They have reached a bit of a halt sadly cause I've been feeling really ill and have hardly drawn anything :( but I"m starting to pick up and will try and do a drawing again. I just saw your latest works of art and they are amazing. I love that one you did a few days ago of a husky puppy, it was so real it could have been a photo. :wow: You're amazing.
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Well get back on the drawing, girl :) Get to feelin' better, too. And thank you for the compliment. That picture they specifically asked me to make it just like the photo.
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Wolfie172 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love what you did with the head of the middle dog. You changed it on your own way.
Like always: NICE!
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Thank you! I try to sneak in some of my own thing sometimes and sometimes it works and sometimes I have to edit it. This one they liked :) Thank you!
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TERR1BLEburden Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
god damn youre amazing
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
awww thank you :)
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JoLee-Art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
adorable
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BanditsDad Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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AtwaHinote Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
They're so cute
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SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is so perfect ! Your way to draw dogs is fabulous, and I really love their movement here ! :la:
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Isabel96 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I LOVE All Your Pictures and Drawings! :3
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ksavvyx3 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Such pretty faces...great job! :)
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Lyra03 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Awesome :love:
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Chrisma60 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your new plant is again very nice become faithful to nature,
You can paint beautifully
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WinnDixieX3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, these are awesome :D you never stop to impress me
I love the fluffy tail on the black one and i just simply love the looks of the first one (the shy one) he's so cute
great painting, all of them are really great :heart:
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Thank you! These kinds of paintings are more fun than just regular face shots but take quite a bit longer, too!
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
So cute!
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LakshimiTheWolf Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep reaching out to pet them but nothing happens :'(
Very realistic♥
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
They appreciate your effort lol :)
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Fynigan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO AMAZING Q.Q
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KG7696 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
omg this is beautiful!
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Kaamoshukka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist
Looks very good! :3
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FairlyOddChick91 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I kind of feel like I want to just favorite everything you do lol. Great job on this. :D
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I can't complain about that one! Thank you.
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FairlyOddChick91 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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CrossHound213 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
ohhhh these are beautiful <3 i especially love the one on the far left ;u; so pretty <3 i love its face shap
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cameoanderson Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
She has a "splash coat" so I've been told. That's what that style of markings is called. She's the first husky I've ever seen like that and I agree- it's cute.
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