Friday, January 02, 2009

Smushie Faced Doggies

"Winston"
"Dixie, Buster, Molly"
I adore Boston Terriers, Bulldogs and Pugs. Any Smushie faced dog just melts my heart. Happy Friday everyone. I hope most of you guys are still on holiday break. I have sort of gotten back to work this week, although I am not really sure a few 7 hour days can really qualify as being back at it. Next week I plan to get back to work at 100% steam and try to clear my plate before the end of the month.

4 comments:

Anne Good said...

Great pieces Rebecca. If you ever do anything with chihuahuas, let me know.

Manon Doyle said...

I agree with you about these dogs!! No matter how Otis tries to make me mad I look at his little pushed in face and I want to kiss him!
Wonderful portraits!

Paula said...

I love your background..want to share your process? They are so layered and interesting and really add to the portraits without detracting from the dogs.

Rebecca said...

Hi Anne- I have actually done quite a few Chihuahuas over the years. I will try to add some to the blog this month.
Hi Manon-thanks for stopping by and thanks for the praise.

Paula, thanks for the praise on the backgrounds. I create them in photoshop often combining several grounds at different opacities to achieve brand new effects. I use the paint tool, smudge tool, and filters to create them. Sometimes I find existing patterns from clip art books but they all have to be smudged up and played around with for hours so they do not look like common clip art.