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.
I am a commercial artist focused on custom pet portraits. I have a fine art background and I work with a wacom tablet to create digital paintings. My work brings terrific like minded people into my life. I am married with three scottish terriers. I run the company artpaw.com
Through my art dog blog I hope to connect with other artists and all kinds of pet lovers.