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Shetland and Snowfall -com by tailfrost Shetland and Snowfall -com by tailfrost
Commission for "Arui"

:D :D :D A possible portfolio piece.

I am a bit flushed at the moment so the description my lack sense.

I was asked to create a memorial of sorts and decided to really put my best into it. As I have said before, people who commission me to draw different breeds usually get the best of my talents ^^; I know a few people who draw Shelties frequently and I wanted to test myself to see if I could run with them. I did breed research, studied my anatomy books and this is what popped on paper! The style overall is more of an exaggeration(cartoony) than I aimed for but it is typical Type for a pet herding dog. The lines were extremely exhausting to hand ink considering the coat detail, and even more challenging to color (in order to achieve some-what believable texture :) )

I wanted to keep the focus on the lassie(pun :lmao: ,It's a female sheltie, I know Lassie was a collie) so that is why my background is so...bleh.
And I have to be truthful: The orginal image for the commissioner has erect ears ^^; This is my portfolio version.

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VersaFarm Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty Good!! Is there any chance that you would make a show quality looking one? that is whatI would be most intrested in, As I do show shelties in RL. :)
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xxxbertrand Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAUNT (L)

i love it!
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Ennai Oct 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Shelties are gorgeous dogs, and my neighbors have one. She's adorable and I love her. I think you portrayed the Sheltie wonderfully. I don't think this piece required a detailed background, all the focus is on Miss Sheltie. The fur looks stunning by the way. c:
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:iconfraai:
Aww a Sheltie! Gorgeous drawing! :+fav:
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tariya-bloom Sep 10, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Oh yay! A Shetland! I just got a Sheltie pup :] He's 6 months now. They're the best dogs! Well he's the best dog I've ever had, haha.

I love this :] I'm gonna fav it <3
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Pinkjodz92 May 29, 2007
Very cute =)
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:iconwinter-may:
Simply BEAUTIFULL.
This almost made me cry!
^_______^;
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moonscream Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is SO adorable :aww:
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WOW. Its wonderful ;bravo
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