Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The process of pet portraits

I just got done with a series of 4 pet portraits-2 were of dogs, 2 were of horses. Anyways, on the last one I decided to scan in every step just for funsies.

The beautiful mare is Stormy...and the kitty is Charlie.

Original Photo:

Lightened up in Photoshop:

First rough sketch:

Ink details added:

Shading and more details:
(realized I've drawn Stormy's muzzle a bit large..will fix in Photoshop)

Final Version:
(Color done in Photoshop. Customer wanted all in black and white except cat)

And that's that.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Holiday update time!

Okay, it's been a while...
Sorry, I've been busy. My calendars did EXTREMELY well and I was even lucky enough to get a mention on Apartment Therapy's site. I never would have ever dreamed I'd have something of mine on their wonderful design blog. It's almost Christmas now and the things are still selling! I'm so thrilled about that.

CCAD Art sale went great, best yet. Even though I had a crummy spot. Bleh. There's a few pics from the sale...mostly showing off my how pretty my table was.

I'm working on a set of pet portraits that will hopefully be done next week...and aside from that I'm just keeping up on orders and preparing for the holidays. However, it's Festivus for the rest of us. ;)

Lee posing with my table.