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As you can tell, this is SLIGHTLY different from my other art. Here is the story!

My parents raise and show champion Shetland Sheepdogs (shelties). Think mini version of Lassie (collies).
My Dad wants a giant sign to go on the side of his new kennel,saying Holly Bluff Shetland Sheepdogs.

So I was like, 'Dad! I'm learning this new program called Illustrator and I'll draw you a sheltie to put on your sign!'

So I drew a very simple sheltie silhouette consisting of 3 colors.
He did not like it, said it was too simple.

So being the crazy kid I am, I took a picture of his dog Continental Cruiser (CKC Champion) and vexeled it!

This was my first time doing something like this. I don't know if you can really consider this art (no offense to vexel artists) It's more like paint by numbers. It took about 8 hours, but was very relaxing. I don't think I'll do this much, but it's cool to learn a new skill.

Now to just show my Dad...
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heliotropal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What did dad say!?
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locite311 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
i find it really cool that ou posted this online first, before showing it to your dad... also, the sheltie is quite cute.
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
kudos for the 8 hours spent on this :)
I think this is my first time seeing or hearing of Vexel art type
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ValiantSeraphim Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I love it!!! I have shelties, too, and they are wonderful little dogs. I was so thrilled to see this in my watch folder!
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caseyedith Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I saw this and immediately went, "AWW!" I love dogs! This is a great picture, definitely pleasing to the eye. Hope your dad agrees!
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HikariMichi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't really get it. What exactly is vexeling? 'Cause if this took you 8 hours ... Isn't this just something you can make by just running the image through a few filters in 10 minutes? In any case, this looks nice :)
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its a vector, meaning I made it in illustrator and it can be blown up to any size ( like 16x8 feet) and not lose resolution. It's shapes, not pixels
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HikariMichi Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, OK! I've heard of those! They sound really cool, but I suppose the files get very big ...
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kvweber Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nothing wrong with vexelling, it's definitely a good learning tool! I remember doing something similar with vectors in my first Illustrator class and thinking "this is dumb, why are we tracing stuff?" but then I learned a lot about the program itself and how to deal with the pen tool and gradients and opacity settings- the whole nine yards. This paint-by-numbers strategy is also how my last professor introduced us to colour theory in acrylics. I guess in one way or another everything you do in art- even if it's not the most original thing- is a chance for a learning experience.

I would be interested in seeing your other Sheltie attempt too! Shelties are adorable, I love 'em. :D
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chutkat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Artist
will you upload the other version you showed to your dad?
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spicysteweddemon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I may!
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Boobear96 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really well done :D I hope things go well with your Dad and approval :)
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