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Great times on the water by eidolic Great times on the water by eidolic
Here is a commission I just finished up of black lab holding a mallard. Yes the reference photo actually had a banded duck. :)

11x14" graphite, 3 days, about 16 hours.

Was a very fun project to work on, The most difficult part of this drawing to complete was definitely a contest between the nose and the duck's feathers. I was very happy with the results though!

Thanks for looking!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very good work!
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Amazing details !
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing :love:
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Sparsko Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Amazing work. :O
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coolourart Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
great times on the water.. not for duck :D
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deerhunter2012 Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is simply amazing, and ironically i was just thinking about doing a drawing just like this!! do you have any tips for adding shine to the nose? i have trouble with that sometimes
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dreamerphotography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
This is stunning ! I love how you added the band on the duck. It really adds to the image. :excited:
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basy2000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Amazing work =)
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:iconryanrules:
RyanRules Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Truly amazing!!!
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Vaxl Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Aw, a lab doing what a lab does best. <3
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onebardmojo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You have such a gift. Great work, as always!
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moonlit-afternoon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
I haz ur duck...I can haz cookie now? :XD:
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:icontymol:
tymol Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
he was hungry? :D
very good work:)
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Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic job!!
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FaPingMulan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
wow this looks amazing
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Gwyneeth Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This is just great. I really love the detail you captured on dogs head, and I really love the eyes! There is something strange on feathers... but I can't quite see what. However, this is a masterpiece! Congrats!
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Wulff-Arts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Great composition!
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genuine-insanity Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I normally strive to add critism to my comments but the only thing in my mind about this particular piece of art is simply "Wow, amazing". I am very very impress and quite the jealous one over your talent. Amazing, simply amazing! Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more of you work, particularly of the domestic dog variety (or moose and deer, by far my favs). The foreground work on this piece is quite impressive, even though it is simple. The nose on the dog is just impeccable! Pat yourself on the back for that one. Feathers, I agree, are quite difficult and I think you nailed them on this.

I would love to see comparison pictures form you - like a stand by side comparison of the finished product and the reference. If not on commissioned pieces, just any of your pieces in general. I enjoy being able to disect an art work a little further than just having the final product. I like to see how others approach certain shadows, shapes, distinguishing features, lines, and textures.
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margreterla Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW well done!! its heavy!
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oxalysa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Very nice work, as usually !
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witch13888 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
;_; poor duck *sadface*
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gteat drawing!
The detail on the dog and the duck is amazing :wow:
Nice job on the background too.

Great to see a Lab in its element! ;)

(off to check out your :gallery:)
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kram666 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
:weed::weed::peace::weed::weed::peace::weed::weed:

amazin art :-)

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.
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Akuma223 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! At first I thought this was a photo, The amount of detail is fantastic!
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solidx86 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the dog :D
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i-am-sketch Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
looks so real, love the detail!
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
wow.
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flightresponse Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
Lovely :) Wonderful work with the highlights in the fur.
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jamesgreen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job, I like it.
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mvisserio4 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
very nice work on the facial features of the lab, especially the eyes .
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eidolic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
thank you
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GaaraxHinata6666 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry but these sort of images are not permitted in Pure-Dogs-Fanclub since it has a dead duck in the image. images with death are forbidden in Pure-Dogs-Fanclub. very sorry.



nicely drawn though :) if you have anymore images of this dog WITHOUT the dead duck or anything else like that, we will be more than happy to have the images as part of the Fanclub.
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nakedzen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Poor duck :(
Amazingly done.
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eidolic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
thanks
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Wolferoinen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Student General Artist
ou my god first when i saw this i was like ; wow that's cool photo! and then i realise that hey it's not a photo it is a drawing :oo looks really awesome i love that lab's fur and nose. Eyes look also really cool, very nice drawing. BG is awesome too
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eidolic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
:) appreciate it !!! thank you for the compliments!
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tajus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic drawing, congrats!:clap:
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eidolic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
thank you!
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noo0oora Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
this is SO beautiful O:
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eidolic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
thx! :)
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!!:hug:
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eidolic Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
:)
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