Digital Dog Paintings

(Tera)

Wanting to put my Wacom Bamboo pen tablet to the test I began working on mimicking a painterly style. My passion for animals naturally led me to want to paint a portrait of my dog Tera and one of her four legged friends.

I started by reading tutorials and then decided to create my own brush styles in Photoshop that would respond to the natural pressure sensor of the Bamboo tablet. I worked from photographs I had taken and pulled color samples from the images to lay down what looks like paint on my canvas. I pulled from my experience of working with real paints to try and get natural color blending and line quality in the final images.

(Alex)