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EDIT: messed with the clouds a little. not bad!

More colour/background practice, yay! :dance: I am appalled that it took me this long to start doing underpaintings and getting the general colour scheme right before I refine it. Not 100% pleased with the clouds but the sky looked naked without them D:

My Maremma Sheepdog character, Sirocco, doing his job. I imagine he's scaring off a stray dog that got too close for his comfort, or something.

Sirocco © Shelley "*swiftwhippet" L.
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Oh i like it! Nice environment, the blue filter does the job of making the night and somehow you managed to keep the green alive, just enough. I always find that hard on night scenes!

What about life updates? I remember you were about to move... that happened? Is everything alright?
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You know, this is actually my first night picture done without a blue filter! *dance* I just picked and mixed the colours in the overall scheme to have some blue in them. *purplekecleon's colouring tutorial has been really helpful to me with regards to picking colours, and you might like to check that out and experiment, interesting stuff: [link]

Iiit's complicated. If you want I'll shoot you an email about it sometime. ♥
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I've read a lot on color theory (not that i've learned a lot yet though xD) but i didn't know about this tutorial! Gave it a quick look and it seems awesome, i need to read it more carefully soon.

Yes!! But after i read it so we have more to discuss :D
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duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Gorgeous!!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
The clouds and the texturing of the sheep's coats are nicely rendered.
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. I'm trying to be more meticulous when it comes to my backgrounds.
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Hail13dogs Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
BEautiful :icongwompplz:
!!!!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
thanks :)
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Hail13dogs Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem x3
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