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dA needs more collie love! border collies are awesome but rough collies are great too! Some of my favourite dogs ;;

Sorry for another dOG HEAD but I wanted to try some things and that's easiest to do when other aspects are within my comfort zone loool. I'm working on merging the european/grecoromanish style with that hatching thing I've been doing lately. I'd really appreciate feedback on how it's working and where it might be improved ;u; style-wise that is! anatomy wise I see the mistakes already! :< I only see them AFTER I've inked xD Sketch lines hypnotize me too much?

CROSS EYED AS HALE

and at that point I never change things because I usually have commissions pending ghgkdk

also wanted a dog with a tassel collar after seeing ~iKadbury's Sable!

textures used: [link] [link] (fourth from the last!) and [link]
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
So great. Gotta love collies. I love how you've stylized his mane.
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spaniel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Aw man. ;w; I have a three year old female rough collie, and I just can't get enough of this breed. Sable and white is one of my favourite colours, second only to sable merle.

It's also really frustrating that they're called 'collies'. Whenever I search for them, I get a boatload of border collies, bearded collies, and very few smooth and roughs.

The thatching works beautifully, although I might've waited for a different fur texture to practice it on... it suits a short, rough coat, the kind you'd find on terriers and wire-haired breeds. Collies have long, elegant hair, and the distracting texture really draws away from the intended 'flow' of the ruff. But in its own right, it's a really fascinating way to colour and detail portraits. I'd definitely like to see more of it in the future!
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bonefish Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those fur/fluff lines add so much to the sense of volume and contour. Is v. goode.
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kohu-arts Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Those ears!! <3 God I just love your style to death. The collar looks really noble here to, and I love the neck fluff. :>
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Psitt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is so pretty ;A;
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Kittylove39 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
You have such a unique style to all your animal drawings.

Your backgrounds are amazing too.
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Rilguia Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it :love:
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Toushirou92 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable!
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awkwaard Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
asd;lfjasf wowowow, i love your style soooo much. ;-----------;
the expression is precous!
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Aurorie Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
More collies,yay!;w; They look really good in your drawing style ^^
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relaxcupcake Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
WHAT IS IT GIRL?
TIMMY'S FALLEN IN THE WELL?

loving how you drew this, and how warm it is
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mudbreath Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student General Artist
SO CLASSY. Love the rhythm of the lines.
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TheDarkRaven17 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconlassieplz: :iconredheartplz:
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OmniWitch Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Nice! This one has a tapestry feel to it
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Sheebaa Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
This is beautiful Vekke. I love your style so much ;w;
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Itsumou Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh them textures
You're killing me. How do you make them look so natural and right?
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Vekke Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
thanks--I mixed a few here! I should really remember to put these in the desc, I'm terrible, let me do that now! IIRC [link] [link] (fourth from the last!) [link]

I used layer modes at varying opacities; for the watercolour one I used multiply and duplicated it and used overlay, then overlayed the paper one... it just takes some playing with! :>
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Itsumou Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks! ALL ARE WATCHED NOW.
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