Digital painting pets

Rio-oil paint filter

Rio-oil paint filter

This was such a fun experiment.  This was an abysmal photograph of a wonderful senior dog that boarded with us quite often in the last two years of his life.  In the photo his eyes were a total loss…very black with ghostly greenish centers.  I had to start in Photoshop by recreating his eyes completely by painting them a rich brown, giving them a deep black pupil and highlights.  Then it was a matter of selecting the oil paint filter and manipulating the settings until I was happy with the look.  I can see where I need to practice with the painting tools to achieve smoother, rounder eye shapes…that is all part of the process of learning and some day mastering this artistic tool.

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