Hey creative friends!
I like simple brush strokes
and rustic paint styling.
I thought I would share
how you can use a simplified tracing method
to achieve a textured pet portrait.
Here are some cute beach dogs -
First start with your pets photo
and you will need to put it into photoshop.
Brighten the photo and give it a lot of contrast
so you can clearly see your pet's face.
Create a new layer on top of the photo
and trace your pets outline and features.
Print onto paper and transfer onto your board.
I did a chalk transfer onto brown washed boards.
Using the easy dip and drag paint method,
with cardstock, drag paint across boards
around the outline of your pet.
You could certainly try this on canvas too,
but won't have quite as much texture.
I used a brush for the sky.
Then I chalked in the finer details of the face.
Now you have a good outline
and can use a brush or cardstock
to fill in areas with color.
You will need finer brushes for the eyes.
Even if you don't have a photo of your dog on a beach,
it would be fun to put him on a beach!
Hope you give it a try!