Thursday, February 10, 2011

daedal [adjective]

(DEE-duhl) - skillful; artistic; ingenious

(left) original photo (right) finished illustrator piece

actual finished piece

funny that today's word of the day means skillful and artistic because i'm posting the first of my pop art style of doggy portraits. and i'm actually pretty happy with it! turned out just like i wanted which doesn't happen all too often for me.
i'm calling this business Puppy Pop! i'd really like to start doing dog portraits professionally because it's the perfect blend of the two things i love most (which could be even more perfected if i drew sexy ladies with doggies KAKAKA). i tried doing digital paintings of dogs with mediocre results. i mean they were ok and they did look like the dogs, but it just wasn't me. it didn't have the impact i wanted, even when i did the one of my Krypto puppy in her cape. but this one is of my Chauncy with her new scarf i just bought her this past Christmas and i just love it. this was done completely in Illustrator. then i took the finished vector art into photoshop to drop the different colored backgrounds and create the Warhol-like effect.
i got the finished piece printed on 16x20 and framed for the Super Pet Expo we're attending this weekend in Edison, NJ. the hubby's business, Big Heads Little Bodies Caricatures, is setting up at the show to draw with business partner Flash. (yes, that's what we call him.) if u like doggies and ur in that area this weekend, GO! it's going to be tons of fun. we're attending another one of their shows at the end of this month in King of Prussia, PA and their third one in Chantilly, VA in March. i always get filled with child-like glee when i go to these things and see all the different types of dogs. for the most part, they're all sweet pups.
if ur interested in getting a portrait of your pet (doesn't have to be a dog) in this style, go to the Big Heads Puppy Pop section and contact us! wish us luck this weekend!

i liked it so much that i tiled it as my desktop wallpaper and now i am greeted with a wall of my Chauncy as i sit to do work! SQUEEE!!

my desktop wallpaper

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