Thursday, April 19, 2007

Dash Maltese / Poodle Portrait


Today I finalized 2 portraits. Flare is a cute little red poodle that I will blog on tomorrow, and Dash is an adorable little Maltese-Poodle mix. Dash's original photo was sort of tough in that Dash's face was very dark and the entire file was only 48k ...which is a pretty tiny resolution. Once I enlarged the image I spent an hour or so dealing with the pixelation that occured. Using the blur tool I went over the pup smoothing out the jagged pixels and creating a very soft blurry image. I then used the Wacom tablet and stylus to paint in the missing detail. Digital paint stroke by digital paint stroke I worked in some fun loose line work and also added some highlights and sparkle to the eyes. I am very pleased with this piece.
Detail of Original Photo
Detail of Artwork


2 comments:

Kathy Weller said...

WOW, that is GORgeous!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful work.

Abby Creek Art said...

This is beautiful, Becca! You did an amazing job from a not so great original photograph. I love the background too...stunning color.