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elly (Oct 29, 2012)
I saw a great challenge in the photo ref I used for this one...I'm pleased =)
Photographer: Paul Taurs, NY
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elly (Oct 21, 2015)
I'm working on it, dave!
davincipoppalag (Oct 22, 2015)
elly (6 days ago)
Oooooooooo.....looookie..... :)
davincipoppalag (6 days ago)
drawn in 7 hours 3 min with Chibipaint
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Flubbles (Mar 2, 2010)
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dydyro (May 23, 2010)
excellent, you are amazing artist!brilliant use of light and textures! i could use some lessons from you!!
Lideeh (Aug 15, 2010)
Just love love love her expression...the way she looks.Awesome job Fl!
Kanuto (Nov 16, 2010)
Cool site, hadn't heard of it, and beautiful portrait!
davincipoppalag (Mar 29, 2017)
I didn't like him much but the dude could draw
drawn in 9 hours 11 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
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Roytje (Feb 27, 2008)
Twee kleine aapjes!
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shell (Jan 24, 2011)
Teapot (Dec 21, 2014)
It's a scene from my Bucket List. Miss ya, Roytje.
clarachan1355 (Jan 1, 2015)
hee hhe hee cute we are monkies
davincipoppalag (Mar 29, 2017)
forgot about this one
drawn in 1 hour 57 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
New server!
marcello (Jun 16, 2016)
After several months of work, I've finally moved to a new server. Everything should be working the same, but let me know if you see anything weird. The new server is now encrypting everything with HTTPS. It might also be faster. Also note that if you were adding an Java security exception for the old server IP address (, that won't work anymore. You should be able to now add as an exception in Java applet preferences.
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estelleparson (Feb 20, 2015)
dorothyblueeyes (Apr 19, 2015)
you use the other side of the brain? you mean, just take a picture, and view it very objectively, minus any meaning to the picture? your brain just photographs it literally?
Teapot (Apr 19, 2015)
It results in forcing you to see more accurately what you're looking at rather than drawing a preconceived notion of what something looks like. Everyone does that unconsciously. I'm sure you can get 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain' by Betty Edwards from your local library.
davincipoppalag (Mar 9, 2017)
Need this kind of work again
drawn in 2 hours 42 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
terracotta (Feb 17, 2006)
It's not deep, it's phthalo.
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Imperfect (Oct 3, 2011)
So amazing. One of the most beautiful photorealistic pieces I've ever seen.
dorothyblueeyes (Oct 7, 2011)
Very beautiful. I think I know the difference between me and many of the other painters here, now.For example, this is very smooth,finished,and slick.It' very professional. Good job. I do not tend to like going all the way to smooth,finished,and photo-like. I like the paint(figuratively) to look and feel like paint.I even like it similar to paint, messy and gooey. And there seems to be a tendency here, to like everything very smooth,slick,and finished. Guess I am out of the groove. I just like allowing for different styles,and different veiwpoints of what painting and drawing is.
Teapot (Apr 5, 2016)
Actually, Dot, this is quite impressionistic compared to the photograph, not an attempt at photo-realism at all.
davincipoppalag (Mar 9, 2017)
I wish more were drawing
drawn in 9 hours 49 min with Oekaki Shi-Painter
Specialty Boards/Contest! 
patienceisoverrated (Jul 28, 2007)
because i don't draw enough naked men.
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Teapot (Jul 20, 2016)
I look at work of this quality and feel sad that this community and site are dying. I wonder if there is a way to revitalize a digital drawing community. Upgraded software that interfaces with the latest java would be needed.
davincipoppalag (Jul 20, 2016)
Well according to marcello.. java is on the way out and he cant spend a lot of time trying to make what's here work with it..most of the problems seem to be with increased security on the java console and the browsers. He says he is working on a new release that isnt java based though.. I think the people who can still make things work come here sometimes..but most just went by the wayside because they couldnt
Roytje (Jul 29, 2016)
I'm curious what she is doing right now with the arts. She is so talented.
davincipoppalag (Feb 26, 2017)
This is still such a wonderful piece
drawn in 15 hours with Lascaux Sketch
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Kloxboy (Jan 8, 2009)
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Axil62 (Feb 10, 2010)
Teapot (Apr 6, 2010)
How'd I miss this? I've been sitting here looking at it now for about half an hour. I wish it was bigger. I've gone through about four stages of thinking I understood the image...keep changing my mind. The death mask of the dying heart is terrifying. Powerful image and so beautifully rendered. That ribcage and foreshortened elbow are so lovely. I'm getting the same sense of horror from this that I felt during some of Jack Nicholson's mad scenes in The Shining.
staci (Jun 23, 2012)
dang, christ.
davincipoppalag (Feb 26, 2017)
This needs to be on the welcome page again too
drawn in 11 hours 58 min with Lascaux Sketch
Specialty Boards/Collaborations 
Flubbles and jekyll (Jun 23, 2009)
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kejoco (Jul 11, 2014)
davincipoppalag (Jan 15, 2015)
this needs to be seen again too
elly (Jan 15, 2015)
Its so....outstanding! And shiny :)
davincipoppalag (Feb 26, 2017)
Time to get this back on the welcome page again
drawn in 1 day 18 hours with Oekaki Shi-Painter
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elly (Apr 28, 2010)
Meet Harley, an English black lab. He belonged to a very close friend of mine who just had to put him down this past Tue. The poor fella was ill with cancer and his quality of life had dwindled to near nothing. What a very, sad, sad day/week this has been for his family & friends =(

This dog, like so many others, was very unique! His fav past time, when he wasn't sleeping, was to literally carry a very large, black tire around in his mouth with his two front legs inside it as he walked. This brute could even carry a tire coming out of the water while it's filled to the brim! When he'd get tired of carrying it, he'd lay it down and begin his routine of circling around and around it while licking the tire walls, making them shine as good as any armor all could!

Harley also loooooved to play fetch! When his 'daddy' wasn't throwing his favorite, soggy, slobbery tennis ball for him to chase, he'd throw, not a stick, but a thick branch, as thick as someone's lower leg! Much like this one in my drawing. And we're not talking 1 or 2 ft in length either. It was more like 5 or 6 ft long usually! His daddy would throw it into the Chattahoochee River here in GA and Harley would swim out to get it and bring it all the way back to dad. When he was finally tired of that, he'd lay down in the edge of the water and begin to make mincemeat out of it! That's what he was doing the day this photo was taken, this past summer.

Harley was a 'huge statement' in his family and among his family's friends, who will be missed more than anyone will ever realize! I wanted to do something special for my friend, his 'mommy' so when I found this picture, I decided I'd pour everything possible into this drawing! Even while sick, since I came down with something yesterday =(. It's all worth it tho.....I will have this printed and framed for my friend =)
Although a very challenging drawing, I enjoyed drawing it more than I knew I would!

RIP my gorgeous friend, Harley! I love you! =)
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elly (Jul 14, 2010)
Oh I know you do miss her. That's such a long time! My dog has the white fur coming in around his snout and tummy along with a few other places ;p Maybe it's time you got a puppy for YOU this time instead of ur son!! Hang in there my friend, it'll get a little better with time =) ((((HUGS))))
backmagicwoman (Jul 14, 2010)
Thank you so much..((hugs))..
dorothyblueeyes (Jul 22, 2010)
that is a wonderful picture,so expressive,real,and you just can feel her.Sigh--I want to get a dog,an adult,like a Lab,or shepard,or a mix,from my local shelter,and this picture makes me want to do it,again;I'm not sure I could take care of a big dog,adult,right now,but they make such great companions,buddies,I bet you really do miss her.Wonderful memorial,dear. I prob. will get one,this doggie just makes me want one so like her. thanks!!!
davincipoppalag (Feb 26, 2017)
Poor old Harley.. gone seven years almost to the day..
drawn in 12 hours with Chibipaint
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