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11 November 2004, 07:27 PM
hello here is a whippet that ive been workin on recently. she still has a seam going down the center of her but other than that let me know what you think.
software used: maya

11 November 2004, 07:35 PM
on the second image the middle dog (3/4 one) theres a noticable parrell line going down the side of the mid seam line of the throat, it seems a bit to uniform as it goes down to be natural.

Other then that looking pretty tight, solid form. I think the inner ear could use some more finite details, they seem a bit generalized. the nose eyes and lips look realy spot.

11 November 2004, 07:52 PM
I'm not a whippet expert, just a former owner of a show-quality whippet (from the Greenbrae Barn Dance line) - the things that jump out to me are these: The ears look a little too rounded and droopy. The ears on the whippets that I've seen had just a little more of a fold to them that. There's also usually a smaller flap of skin in the ears that form a "rosette" that you're missing. Secondly the neck just seems too short and thick - not by much, but enough to make it look a little off to me. Finally, the head seems just a little bit too big for the body.

I don't remember what the standard says for all this stuff, I'm just going by what looks "right" to me.



11 November 2004, 07:13 AM
hello thank you for the crits.

kielfiggins: the line in the 3/4 view ill fix up up thats partially do to me just now sewing up the doggy and cleaning up that area i will adress that soon. the ear i agree 100% needs those finite details.

paulrus: thank you very much for your reply. your more of an expert than i am at this puppy. ive unfortunately never owned one but have always wanted to. i noticed the "rosette" in the ear that you pointed out and will model that in. i'll also make those slight modifictaions to the neck and head and repost.

update/changes will coming very soon. thanks again

11 November 2004, 07:34 PM
Glad I could help, but don't take my word as gospel. All living creatures a different and just because my experience with whippets is one way doesn't make your design wrong by any stretch.

There is a good book called "Whippets Today" that lists the standard for the breed and has a lot of good photos of various famous whippets through the years.

If you're interested in actually owning one, you should look for a whippet rescue in your area. Many times they have battered or unwanted whippets looking for a good home. They make EXCELLENT pets - the rarely bark, they don't need much excercise, they are good with kids, and are just good dogs.

Best of luck!


11 November 2004, 07:55 AM
ok here is an update. made changes to the size of the head and neck, changed the paws, and added the "rosette" into the ear. the inner ears more finite detail looks like ill be added in with texture. alot of detail i found is caused by the hairs which sit just outside of the ear and the sub surface scattering which happens in the actual ear. i am aware that she still has a seem running down the center of her. let me know what you think.

Paulrus: thanks again the references for whippetes are great (im hopefully getting the book soon). as soon as im in an apartment that allows pets it i think im going to have to get one.

11 November 2004, 03:44 AM
There's something off in how he front legs attach to the body. They seem to flare out a little too much. The head looks great, though. Nice job.
Here's one ref for the front legs.

victor throe
11 November 2004, 07:45 PM
its trying to capture that patheticness a wippet has in its eyes

all narrow and shivvery

your jaw is too wide....thats really obvious

11 November 2004, 04:03 PM
Hello thanks as always for the comments and crits. Ive had to take a mini hiatus from this model but will be back onto it soon.

betelgeuse: the image reference is wonderful i will be making those changes.

victor throe: ill be looking into making the jaw less wide once i check that against my other ref images.

thanks again

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