Audrey ( see all proofs )
© rebecca collins /artpaw.com
Middle of the week and I am working on doggy art and trying to organize my desk a little bit. I'll have more new works on the blog soon.
About This Project:
I really love this cute little Jack Russell Terrier! You can tell she is a happy pooch.Audrey's original photo was very cute but also very low in resolution. I did send my client back to the drawing board in an attempt to get a higher resolution file, and even though the 2nd image sent was twice as large as the first 50k image ... at 108 kb it still lacked a lot in terms of ideal resolution. Not to worry, I spent a few hours smoothing out the pixels and ended up painting in a bit of detail.You can see the pixelation below that occurs when we enlarge a low res, image for printing.
In situations like this I will patiently spend a few hours smoothing out each and every pixel before I can start playing with color and brush strokes. I use the smudge tool to do this.