Misha by Ryngs



19 February 2015 at 14:27:09 MST

Conbadge Commission for dolphinfriend

I have done a commission for Misha before. He is an Alaskan Malamute, rapier wielding duelist. Done in Mixed Media done in mixed media (Charcoal, Pastels, Colored Pencils, Graphite, and Gouache).

Media: Mixed Media on Bristol
Size: 3"x4"
Date: 2015

Enjoy Grin

Submission Information

Visual / Traditional


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    I actually know a Malamute named Misha. The markings are amazingly similar, but the one I know has scary yellow eyes (he's a big pussy cat, though).

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      [Nods] My father had a Malamute, he to was a big teddy bear.

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    love the hat lol <3
    how much are these btw? (I know you have prices up for charcoal and acrylic but I didn't see any for mixed media)
    Also on a side note, how do you use color pencils with charcoal? In my experience any time you try to mix the two the charcoal refuses to stick/mark on account of the wax from the color pencils. (just curious)

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      Thank you,
      These were $45. They are color, so I charge acrylic prices which are also color. I should probably change that to say "Color".
      If you use charcoal first, colored pencil will stick, but not vise versa. BUUUT I really only use colored pencil in slight ways for highlights and usually after I have painted with the Gouache which leave a almost sandy texture good for catching the colored pencils. One of these days I will have to put together some sort of work shop, because questions like this get asked of me a lot. Hope that helps Grin

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        I'm thinking I'm definitely going to have to get one of these from you once I get my mask from clockwork creature and the accessories all settled out 9w9
        Hmmm that makes sense, I think I always have a tendency to think "color first then darkening with shadow" which inevitably creates the problem of "crap the charcoal isn't sticking! Nuuuuuuuuuu!" lol x)
        Also I find that applying texture via an ink stamp also creates a nice BG with a sandy feel that works great for charcoal and prismacolors. Don't know if you've ever tried it or not but it works great for scales and more grungy looking pictures ^^

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          I will have to look into that. Grin