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Twix by AmandaDrage Twix by AmandaDrage
Just got word this morning that this was happily received yesterday. :)

Twix is a German Shepherd x Japanese Akita.
Pastel and coloured pencil on velour paper, 8x10", commission work.

Hope you all had a great Christmas Day yesterday and if you're anything like me your breakfast this morning consisted mostly of chocolate! WOOHOO!
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claudaladywizard Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I cant believe how amazing your drawings are !!!!! 
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Thanks so much... :heart:
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zusse Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014   Traditional Artist
soo sweet!! And very well done! :) (Smile) 
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thanks so much! :) 
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zusse Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
you're welcome :) (Smile) 
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It looks soooo fluffy and life-like! :bounce: It's an interesting mix of breeds, too, but probably not easy to handle. ;)

About eating a lot of chocolate, here's a comment of mine:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Thank you! It seems to be quite a popular combination of breeds, but I agree, they must be a handful to own. Apparently this dog is very soppy and quiet, though. Must be a one-off!!

Hmm, I had no idea about that. Good to know, and something to think about for sure...
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RoseHeartStudios Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love how you were able to make the fur look so soft and fluffy.  And the colors are so nicely blended!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Thank you :hug: Yeah there was a lot of blending going on for this one. That forehead especially was so much fun!! :D
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JennyMoedKorpela Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
He looks like such a gentle and sweet dog! I can understand the tears of joy by the owners!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Thank you Jenny :) In every photo he had the loveliest, most friendly expression. Apparently he is one of those quiet, soppy, loving dogs :)
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RosaViola Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Your work always amazes me, it's so beautifully detailed and realistic. How long would a drawing like this take you roughly? :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Aw thank you so much :hug:!
Oh gosh, I am rubbish at keeping track of hours. I'd say around 10 hours max for drawing-time on one of these, plus another one or 2 for the initial sketch(es) and other preparation. :)
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RosaViola Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Very welcome! :hug:
I am rubbish at keeping track of time too! But ahh, cool thank you very much! :)
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013   Traditional Artist
Bet the owners were overjoyed with this! :heart:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thanks Sarah! Yes I got a lovely message on Boxing Day to say the recipient had tears in her eyes. :aww: So that's nice! (Well, not nice to make someone cry under normal circumstances... ah you know what I mean!!)
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SarahEsen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Heehaahee lol yeah I know what you mean :D :D :D
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HendrikHermans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work ! 
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you very much Hendrik! :)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

I just love how this one turned out! Such a soft portrait and a beautiful dog. :aww:


And yes, chocolate for breakfast is niiiice! (Though, I had chocolate later in the day, haha.)

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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you so much Shalese! :) Haha, that is much more sensible... I am trying to curb my choc intake now, I have enough here to last me til my birthday, no need to eat it all at once!! :XD:
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, you're very welcome! :aww: Hehe, it does last a while. I think I have some chocolate I bought a couple of years ago sitting in a cupboard and it's still good. X)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Haha really!?? That beats my record! LOL (I do however have a giant gummy bear that has been sitting in the refridgerator since April 2012 and has survived one house move in that time. I wonder if I will ever get around to eating that...)
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lol, yup! It's German chocolate, though, so it better last a while and still be good (it's so tasty!). Haha, I didn't know they even made giant gummy bears. You might have to let it thaw a little if you plan on munching on it...:P
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
I might :lol:
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FallingFromSky Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colours, they blend in so well, the gradient is gorgeous! Great job! =)
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you so much! His coat was a lot of fun to do... black and tan is a lovely combination to draw :)
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The mixture of colour in the coat is very well done. Great work
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you! :) I really enjoyed blending the black and gold colours, building up the layers... (Does that sound sad? Because I really did! LOL)
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Layers are always fun! :)

You're welcome :D
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BLACKNIGHTINGALE81 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   General Artist
oh wow!:iconclappingplz:
great job on the fur!:heart: the dog looks really fluffy!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you so much! :) He was a very fluffy dog... I think Akitas have a lot of fur and a double coat, which is probably where he got so much floof!
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BLACKNIGHTINGALE81 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013   General Artist
most welcome!:D
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013   General Artist
This is suuuuuch a beautiful piece, I saw it on Facebook of course! ;) Gorgeous!

Yes to eat so far today I've had chocolate ice cream, very meltysmooth yummy stuff, which was melty because it was out as the fridge and freezer are defrosting. But that was the last of the ice cream! I also ate a chocolate Santa head (off the body) - milk, white and dark choc. Plus a caramel truffle and a coconut cream choc which is very blue on the outside. Here's a photo I took of that interesting box of chocs: pbs.twimg.com/media/BcQvNQBCcA… (the caramel one wasn't from there and by the way coconut isn't my fave, but I still like it! That wasn't a Christmas box, but I only started eating from it on Christmas (though I won't be having the mango ones which is fine because I wasn't ever going to be the only one chowing those anyway! :chew: And I have just read your amazing note. THANK YOU!!! :la: It has made me feel good and pleased and I'm reeeeally glad you dig your pressies. I will reply to it soon! Nope, I haven't got your parcel yet, but I didn't expect it by now :glomp:
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Ah yes, you will have done. :) Thank you Mel!! :hug:
Milk, white and dark choc together is just like almost TOO good. ;) Wow those chocs are trippy :XD: Hope they tasted good!
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PearlyPony Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014   General Artist
They did taste good, except I didn't eat the mango ones since I don't appreciate the flavour of mango! :D
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Coi-kins Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so very nicely done. :D
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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crystalcookart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh that is so, so beautiful!!
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AmandaDrage Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you Crystal :)!
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