Thursday, April 19, 2007

Dash Maltese / Poodle Portrait

Today I finalized 2 portraits. Flare is a cute little red poodle that I will blog on tomorrow, and Dash is an adorable little Maltese-Poodle mix. Dash's original photo was sort of tough in that Dash's face was very dark and the entire file was only 48k ...which is a pretty tiny resolution. Once I enlarged the image I spent an hour or so dealing with the pixelation that occured. Using the blur tool I went over the pup smoothing out the jagged pixels and creating a very soft blurry image. I then used the Wacom tablet and stylus to paint in the missing detail. Digital paint stroke by digital paint stroke I worked in some fun loose line work and also added some highlights and sparkle to the eyes. I am very pleased with this piece.
Detail of Original Photo
Detail of Artwork


Kathy Weller said...

WOW, that is GORgeous!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful work.

Abby Creek Art said...

This is beautiful, Becca! You did an amazing job from a not so great original photograph. I love the background too...stunning color.