What has become a yearly tradition, Pixel Pet Art is doing a big project: a classic painting is repainted in a dog classic with wet noses that speaks to the heart. This year John Hamilton Mortimer's artwork is the inspiration for this new artwork.
With a model search on Facebook fifteen dog owners got to enter their pup for the artwork.
february 16- update 1
Start up trouble.
last week my Photoshop wouldn't load and after contact with customer service they adviced me to update my Mac. My Mac is a very old computer and I should have known it couldn't handle an upgrade but confident as I was I ran it anyway...and it crashed. The hard drive crashed.
I was literally sick of it a few days. Not being able to paint or go to my previous files...luckily I printed all of the artwork for the exhibit in March. So now I am on the hunt for a good replacement.
In the meantime I will still be able to work on the group portrait because, that's the good news: when picking out the best photo's and placing them on the right spot in the painting I don't need Photoshop, just a sharp eye and my memory, since that hasn't crashed the group portrait is still going as planned! Best photo's are picked and the painting is getting shape.
Next update will come soon!
februari 24 - update 2
After three weeks without Photoshop I can gladly say all is up and running again. I've been working really hard on the project, also because I would love the project to be finished in time so it can be printed for the exhibit...that is in about two weeks!
The models are great. It is such a different bunch of looks and fur it's really fun to work with. To get a little of their personalities shine thru in the different poses.
It is far from done. I just finished painting the costumes, glasses and eyes, now I am starting on the final details like hair and accessoires and maybe some fun headwear.
Here is a photo of my screen, so you get an idea where I am going. Its not finished but getting there. I will update soon as I am a little further! Feel free to send me a message if you have a question.
Februari 27 - update 3
The painting is almost done. I added some nice headwear and of course some delicious cupcakes to keep the dogs happy. The paws are al in right shape and color. Just a few more details and a final zoom in and it's done.... Excited!
Februari 28 -update 4
Happy that the artwork is ready and done. Just in time for the exhibit mid march at the gallery NS16 in Tilburg. A big thank you to all the models and their owners: their personalities really shine!