Sunday, November 02, 2008
New Pet Portrait
This new doggy portrait is for Charlie. When I started my digital painting I noticed there was a nice graceful arch of the tail along with some nice movement at the torso. With that in mind I created a lot of texture and movement by adding some loose line work in the bedding. I like the energy it creates...what could be a lazy or peaceful scene now has just an added punch of excitement like maybe Charlie is about to get off that blanket and chase a ball, or some other prey. I think I could have gone heavier with the brush strokes on Charlie and if the client wants me to I can go in that direction, adding more crazy color to Charlie. At any rate I like the direction I have started here. The deep green that I added to the bedding creates a nice contrast. As you can see the original photo was a wee bit monochromatic ...beige, beige and more beige. It was however a very nice crisp photo to work from. Charlie is a handsome boy.