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Old 01-03-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Hey y'all, new to the forum. Subscribed to Scroller from pretty close to the beginning, but never thought to check out the web site. What a treasure of information!!!!!

If I could get some criticism on this piece I'm working on, I would greatly appreciate it. Y'all have such good, critical eyes.

I've done a few portraits (crude attempts), but after ghosting around on this site, I learned SOOO much! I've never gotten to this much detail before.

Is this a scrollable pattern? It's from a digital image of my granddaughter and her dog waiting for Daddy to come home.

Looking forward to any replies

Bill in Florida
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Old 01-03-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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IMHO yes its a do able pattern and I think it would look great, the dog could use some muscle detail along the spine and back legs
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:48 PM   #3
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Very cute topic.
I like the overall layout.
I like the way you left the trees out of the window, they really do not add to the scene. The window is like the blank canvas thread....it lets the imagination work.
I like the way you have done the floorboards and the baseboards.

I have a concern with the weight of the lines around the window pane.
I understand why they are wider but I am not sure if it throws the rhythm of the design off.

I agree that you could use some musculature on the dog around the haunches, even if it is subtle and just hinted.

Overall I think it is a wonderful pattern
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Bill, I would draw the real thing, why the spiral butt? I believe that takes away from the picture. Plus what Daryl185 said.
Just my 2¢ worth.
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Thanks guys.

Spiral butt was for modesty, it's not in the actual piece.

Will incorporate suggestions.

My granddaughter and dog's hair is giving me a fit now. I've found that there are too many tight gates.
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I was wondering why the spiral butt too, but now I know. Man that's gonna be a painful area to cut. I might leave out the dog bollucks though.
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Thank goodness the spiral butt was for modesty. Poor kid would have to think about going to the bathroom 3 days ago.

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a little butt clevage for the kid, and throw something in the window. my 2 cents worth doug
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I agree with Carl 100%...great pattern. Will be nice to see the finished item.
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I think it will make a fine piece.

I also find it entertaining that someone with a user name of Spanky would want to cut such a thing.

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