Enhanced image above shows eyes that were created by me, (not software) and some soft painterly texture added for interest.
Click image above to see just how bad the pixelation was!
Zoey the American Bulldog has a big grin and while her winning smile charmed me for sure her human's cell phone pic was quite a challenge. It is uploaded here at the full original size. I worked on this for at least an hour painting in detail, smoothing out pixels, and creating eyes that sparkle. Then I turned her over to Allison so she could spend some time working her Warhol inspired magic on this pop art pet portrait. Cell phone pics are never an ideal choice, but here at Art Paw we do all we can to create detail where there is none and we also try to create a smooth texture to replace jagged pixelation that occurs when we enlarge tiny resolution images. I think Zoey turned out quite fun. I always tell the girls you learn 1o times more working with challenging photos than you do working with perfect images. I'm just lucky that this very pretty girl had that big happy smile working for her, it kept me smiling as I smoothed each and every pixel.
Rebecca Collins has been creating custom pet portraits since 1998. Her company Art Paw was one of the first of its kind on the web, and continues to stay ahead of the pack combining fine art and digital technology to satisfy both commercial and residential clients. Rebecca has created a dream job for herself that combines her love for animals, art and technology. She is owned by 3 Scottish Terriers and shares her life with her husband, Poet Dan Collins.