This week I've been experimenting with several digital plug-ins in addition to the usual digital paintbrushes that I normally use. Here are two more images that I've used from the public domain website that I particularly like: http://www.publicdomainpictures.net.
The first is a sweet little pooch with bows in his hair. In addition to painting this little dog, I also used a little program called FotoSketcher to give him a watercolor effect. You can find the original image here. I also obtained permission from the owner of the image to post this to my Fine Art America site where I hope to benefit animal rescue organizations through the sales of my pet portraits.
The second is a oil painting done solely in Photoshop from an image from the same website. I used the Art History Brush for this painting, taking several snapshots throughout the process to work from. You can find the original here.
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