Pinterest is a like a bulletin board for the internet. You save things for looking at later. Here’s a link to my pinterest page for dog and cat paintings by other artists. Studying other artists’ work is a great way to improve your own work. Here’s a few of my own paintings. Continue Reading
Recently, a Craftsy student asked, how can I paint a dog that’s all one color and make it look realistic? That’s a good question. Here’s a video that goes over some helpful tips – use a black and white copy to see value changes, use a limited palette of the dog color and it’s complement for mixing, and use short strokes on short fur and long brush strokes for longer fur.
I also have many other pet photos you can download and paint on my Flickr site : https://www.flickr.com/photos/debiwatson/albums/72157650418298450
I’m using the same colors from the class – ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, burnt sienna, raw sienna, hansa yellow, and permanent rose.
This is a young white tail bunny I photographed. First I masked the grass with liquid masking. I started painting with an initial light wash over the bunny.Continue Reading