Ok, rant over....
Anyway, I'm done with the Andalusian painting. It looks pretty much like the photo I went by but it's a little different. I added the front fence and changed the background a little. The camera I'm using is getting a horrible glare from the matt spray I sealed it in, and it's also so hard to photograph canvas because the resolution is so big on the camera it picks up the little texture of the canvas, and when I reduce the image down to a normal size, it gets all these wavy tv screen looking texture to it distorting the picture. I'm going to see if my brother will take a picture of it with his smart phone and I'll see if I can use that. That's the image I was using of the shepherd in here. One he took with the Iphone. The pictures I took didn't look at smooth. Anyway, the painting looks better from further away. My paintins always do. Especially the background because it's supposed to be hazy from being further away, so up close the thing looks sloppy to me. I was told most paintings do look sloppy up close. I don't know. Anywayyyy.
This is the picture I just took of it before my camera batteries went dead. I'll take a better shot tomorrow.
And this is the concept art for the Dalmation I'm doing next month for the local Fire Department. I took a photo of a dog I found online, then a photo of a firetruck I found online, then removed the boots and stuff that was in front of the truck, and added the dog. Then found another image of a helmet online, then added that, then I found another dalmation I liked way better but it was in the wrong position, so I just took that picture of that one's spot pattern I liked and added more spots to the dog I am using. I gave the laying down dalmation the spots from the standing one I liked better. The laying down one was too white anyway. So I edited the tint and the contrast and duplicated the road under the dog and added shadow and highlight and ....anyway. I created the image I wanted , so now all I have to do is get it printed out at Walmart, and paint it on a canvas.
Hey check this out.. lol Wanna see the dog before I added more spots?
I liked this one's face better... I mostly used this as a guide and improvised. Anyway, I think it's going to look nice. I'll post pictures of it in here from start to finish. From drawing to finished painting. So stay tuned.