Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New Dog Portrait

"Sabu"

Today I am printing and stretching pet portraits. Early this morning I got started on Sabu. I will be proofing this adorable dog with ball next week. The background here is borrowed from the portrait below. By using the multiply filter it becomes a subtle tone on tone pattern. The work on the dog is a combination of regular old posterize with a whole lot of drawing and painting on top. This portrait is a great example of what you can achieve with a great snapshot. The eyes here were expressive, the pose playful ... yes, this photo was a 10 all the way around.
Sabu seems intent on offering this ball to the viewer which of course immediately engages you in the artwork.

8 comments:

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Becca...beautiful painting! I'm trying to decide where to put the Abby painting in our new house. I will have to send a picture when we do. Hope all is well! xox

hildA said...

yes, I want to play with this dog. great work!!

Manon Doyle said...

Absolutely beautiful Rebecca!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous colours here. Your sense of colour is amazing and really brings the animals to life, much more so than by more traditional techniques.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for the praise everyone. I am pleased as well with this pup.

Peggi Habets said...

I found your blog via Linda's. Your pet portraits are so fun and lively! Beautiful work.
Peggi

Rebecca said...

Peggi-
thanks for dropping by! You have a great blog.

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