Sunday, March 09, 2008
New Pet Portrait " King Davey"
"King Davey" is from last month's Artist Choice Promotion. If you recall we were focused on wings & crowns in February. I love this happy fellow. I had way too much fun with this guy and he has 6 proofs to review on our main site. I was told that Davey's original photo was shot on his 1st Birthday .... Long Live King Davey!
About the artwork:
This is a variation on a soft painterly sample we created for Davey. The main difference in this sample is that we added the poster edge filter and some violet to his coat. The poster edge filter adds more crunch to an image and bumps up the contrast. It also flattens things a wee bit and moves the artwork away from the softness of the painterly look making things more graphic. "Poster edge" can be a little reminiscent of woodblock printing in it's crisp texture.
Last night we watched the movie "The Darjeeling Limited" and the aqua and lime in the background were inspired by this movie. The quirky flick was a visual feast for color lovers. Every time I see a movie like this I want to paint my walls .... I guess it is easier to put the hues into my work instead.