This pet portrait project was for one adorable puppy dog named YoYo. The original photo was a nice close up shot however there was quite a bit of blur. A sharper focus would have given us more detail to work with. In this case even though the style ordered was Warhol, I went in with my painterly technique and painted in the needed detail. My first step was to burn in some deeper blacks on the pupils and then paint a nice crisp white highlight on the eye. I have found that if you can get the eyes to look sharp and in focus then the rest will follow. Once I got the image to a very happy place I handed this project over to Allison and she created the artwork below.
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.