- Peggy Covic Fine Art: 10/01/2012 - 11/01/2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Copyright

Why do people feel they have the right to take your art off the net and use it for their own purposes?  I don't know if I should be flattered or angry and frankly, I'm a little bit of both.  Now I'm trying to find a pleasing to the eye watermark style to use that's not in your face and annoying and doesn't interfere with the painting.   Since there are a lot of images that need watermarked on this site alone,  after I have determined a style, I will then be making a recording to run a batch and watermark all images at the same time! If you're interested, I can share how to go about doing that on here as well.

If you want to find out if you too have images being used without your permissions, here's how you go about doing that.
Go into your search engine and select images (I'm using Google).  In the search window there is a little camera icon.  Click on that icon and it will bring up a box that says, "Search by image" and gives you the option of uploading an image from your computer or choosing the URL where the image you are checking on is located. After your image is uploaded, you will see a list of all the sites where your image is located. Google does omit similar results so chose the "repeat the search with the omitted results included" option.  I hope your work isn't being used without your permission!
Let me tell you this was a big eye opening for me!
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cougar Update 7

Well, as you can see, I didn't go with the green tree leaves ect.  I chickened out LOL!
So, he's coming out of a cave LOL!  I need to learn how to do landscapes if I'm going to invent backgrounds for my subjects LOL!  I will  now put this up for a couple days and come back to it after it's been out of my sight for a while.


Hope you like it!






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Friday, October 26, 2012

Cougar Update 6

I was able to work on this for about two hours today.  I still have to match the color a little better on the body and then it's time to start the background.... YIKES LOL!  Backgrounds scare me as they do a lot of artists.  If you ask artists the two major things that scare them, they will usually answer, "getting the darks and backgrounds" LOL!
I too still struggle with both of those.  I'm getting better about the darkside but still have a long ways to go LOL!  This will be my third background (if I remember right)
Hope you are enjoying the process!



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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cougar Update 5

I really wasn't happy with the cougars eyes but just couldn't place what was wrong.  I let google search be my friend and found a lot of information about the cougars.  What was bothering me? I had the cougars eyes with a tinge of green in them!  Cougars don't have green eyes.  Obviously, my mind picked up on the error even though my eyes didn't.  So, I made the cougar have the color of eyes that are part of their breed.  Didn't get much more done though.  Did you know the cougar is the largest cat that purrs?

Well, here he is with his eye color more accurate and realistic to his breed.
Hope you like the change!



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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cougar Background Idea

So I'm trying to figure out if this idea will work for the rest of my background?  What do you think?
Obviously this is very rough and is done with photoshop.  I have NOT started this on my Cougar painting yet but had this idea last night.  Do you like it? Hate it? Do you think it adds to the painting or takes away from it?
Let me know what you think!


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Friday, October 19, 2012

Cougar Update 4

This will be the first time I've actually been working on two paintings/drawings at the same time.  Of course I started the cougar one awhile back then caught a cold and was sneezing and coughing so bad that I didn't want to even go near this one so I started the closeup of the horse.  Well, today I got back to this one.  Hope you like it!


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Monday, October 15, 2012

Horse Closeup Update 7

Put a little more work into this drawing.  I have a long ways to go with this but I'm really starting to like how it looks.  Hope you feel the same way!




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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Horse Closeup Update 6

I worked on this a little bit more today.  First time I've picked it up in ten days!  Life gets in the way sometimes.
Hope you like the progress!


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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Horse Closeup Update 5

Have you ever stayed up late to work on your art or something else because there was no time during the day?  Well, I did that tonight and actually got about an hour more done on this portrait.  There is no rhyme or reason to how I've approached and am developing this.  I'm jumping all over the place with this one and even starting to  put in the mane!
Hope you are enjoying the process as much as I am :)



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Monday, October 1, 2012

Horse Closeup Update 4

Only about 30 min. today but I heard a fellow artist say as long as you put at least five minutes a day into your work, you're doing something constructive.
Hope you're enjoying the progress as much as I enjoy giving you the updates!



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