Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lucia/ New Chihuahua art

"Lucia" ( see all proofs)
© rebecca collins/

Today I proofed Lucia. This pretty little Chihuahua was a lot of fun to work on. At 88k the original photo was pretty low in resolution. I did several things to improve upon the original photograph before I even started painting. The first thing I addressed were the shadows and highlights in the photo and the lack of detail in the eye to our left. I brightened the eyes and opened them up just a tad wider.  Then I rotated the head just a little bit to get a fun playful expression.

You can click the image above to see the detail in the changes made. Below you will see a bright bold proofing option and then below that a more tame version with natural coat coloring.

 © rebecca collins/


sassypackrat said...


Rondell said...

Y'all need to give that dog a bone for sittin' so still while you do that painting.

meita said...

nice LOL

Abby Creek Art said...

Sweet baby Lucia! Beautiful work, Becca. I really like the way you incorporated the sofa in this piece.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh, Rebecca. Both incarnations are really pretty. I am rather intrigued by the shape of that chair or piece of sectional she is sitting on too. Great job on opening up those eyes.

moj pies said...

So similar!!!