View Full Version : Painting I have been working on. (of a beagle) FINISHED!!

08-20-2007, 02:30 PM
On friday, I finished a painting of a landscape finally and wanted to start a new one, so I chose to do a dog. As a reference picture, I chose a pic of my friend's dog Hobbes. I started it last night and I am not finished yet, but very close. Just wanted to know what you'll think of it. I have some pics of the progressing work.
Keep in mind this is only my SECOND painting I've done so it's really not that good.


Basic sketch ^

Painted black on the top and the whole belle is painted white. ^ can't see the white considering the canvas paper is white.

Brown area painted. ^

Some small details like the pupils and mouth^

FINALLY, starting to look more like a dog lol. ^ Ears and shoulder painted.

So what do you think? :)

08-20-2007, 02:32 PM
that is cute, Alyssa! :D

08-20-2007, 02:51 PM
very cute :D

08-20-2007, 07:17 PM
Thank you, both!

I finished it. I know it's not perfect and it doesn't exactly look like the Original picture, but I think it looks pretty good for a beginner.



08-20-2007, 09:03 PM
It adorable!! It doesn't look all that much like Hobbes but it is adorable and looks like his marking and such. :)

08-21-2007, 10:36 AM
BUMP for alyssa on this wonderful painting

08-21-2007, 06:27 PM
Finished yet another one. Personally I think this one is ALOT better then the other dog one. Fish are easier. I think I will stick for the tropical fish since they are easy, yet fun to paint. :D It's a Yellow Tang. Which came out pretty good. It isn't really a based off any ONE picture, but I used alot of different ones for the coloring.


I am not too sure, but should I add bubbles, or maybe a plant to it? I really am not sure.

08-21-2007, 07:41 PM
Oh, that is fascinating to see the work in progress!

I really like both the beagle and the fish. Please keep doing dogs too, because I think this one is really nice.


Daisy and Delilah
08-21-2007, 08:40 PM
Very artistic, Alyssa. I love both of the pics!! :)

08-21-2007, 08:59 PM
Wow! Both those drawings look great, Alyssa! I can't draw AT ALL, but my sister is just incredible.
Both drawings are very cute! :) ;)

08-21-2007, 09:34 PM
Cute Maltese---are you thinking of making painting a career or just do it for a hobby?

08-21-2007, 09:51 PM
Well, not really. Probably just a hobby. I've started painting a bit late and I am not really very good at it..I used to take art lessons but I only sketched while participating in them. I am sure I will improve overtime, but I will probably just keep it as a hobby. I am more into photography which hopefully I will get into more, and I am ALOT better at it lol!

Plus I am going into a special program in High school called "animal and batonical sciences" so I might get a job involving animals. I am almost sure I will lol.

08-22-2007, 11:57 AM
The paintings are cute! I loe the fish one the most. You are really good at painting.

Thanks for sharing!