Today I made a quick video tutorial on how to create a new eye with sparkle from an existing eyeball. Our model is Oscar the Mini Doxie. If you are a digital artist or an aspiring one please consider joining me in Dallas on April 11th and 12th for a Photoshop Digital Painting workshop. In this 2 day hands on class I teach my students to use the smudge tool and the paint brushes in Photoshop to draw and paint using the Wacom drawing tablet. The class is only $205 for 12 hours of instruction. You can sign up at the Creative Arts Center website. This course is great for both the hobbyist that wants to create a pet portrait of their own pet and it is really terrific for artists and photographers that want to learn to add digital painting to their arsenal. In one of my classes I had 3 women from out of state that wanted to do what I do professionally and I was very generous with additional business information in relation to pet portraiture business models and resources.
Pet Portrait Photoshop Proofing:
Today I updated sweet happy Kota. My client asked for tame colors similar to her original photo, however after showing her around 15 tame options she indicated that she might want to see more color on Kota. I was more than happy to go back in and add more color, all of my clients get one set of free changes if they are needed. In this video today I talk about my proofing terms and you can see me working a little bit in Photoshop adding some additional color and brush strokes. I also discuss the difference in how traditional painters working in oils or acrylics usually provide proofing and the flexibility that Photoshop allows us.