Tuesday, July 01, 2008
Cockapoo and Malteepoo
I just finished "most" of the work on this new doggy pet portrait. The title comes from the funky blue heart that is formed in the negative space between the two pups. I first noticed this shape on my friend Melissa's Puggie artwork a few weeks ago. Of course her ground was red so the heart shape really jumped out at me. For those of you not seeing it .... look at the light blue color in between their ears and the heart's point is where their bodies meet.
About The Artwork: This painterly style portrait of Smoochie & Chloe has bold colors highlighting their coat. I also have a full body sample or two that I will be proofing the client with later today. The original low resolution photo pixelated like crazy upon enlargement ( see below). On this piece I went pretty heavy on the dry brush filter and added tons of painted lines and brush strokes to smooth out the original texture.
Click image below to see pixelation that occurs with low resolution images.