Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rainbow Boxer

Title: Rainbow Boxer
©2009 Christine Pierce
21"x24" Digital Art
(please click on image to enlarge)

On a recent urban photo shoot in Portland, my friend Jenny and I met this very bouncy white boxer. He was so wiggly, I forgot to ask his owner what his name was!

But I did manage to take a picture of him. Then I played with the photo in Photoshop and Corel Painter 11 and came up with this piece of digital dog art.

I must say, creating modern digital art is more fun than I could ever have imagined!


Sheila May 13, 2009 at 3:08 PM  

I love what you've done with this boxer! I want to learn how to do this too!

christine May 13, 2009 at 3:37 PM  

Thanks, Sheila! I have a feeling you would have a great time with this, too!

Corel offers a free 30-day trial version of Painter 11. I am right in the middle of my trial period and am finding it to be a great way to test it out.

Charlene Brown May 13, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

You're maintaining your colourful, lighthearted style beautifully in this new medium. It is fun, isn't it? And isn't the clean-up easy! Don't forget to return to watercolour often enough that you don't lose track of the fact there's no Ctrl + Z (Edit>Undo) in watercolour...

Camille LaRue Olsen May 13, 2009 at 6:03 PM  

Christine, this is a really cool image! I like his blue-green eyes and nose, and the squiggly lines. I'm sure there's work to the process but it looks fun! Might be the new wave of the future... :)

christine May 14, 2009 at 3:54 PM  

Charlene, if only the Ctrl + Z option existed in watercolor, it would be so much easier!!! I love being able to undo changes with the mere click of a button :)

But don't worry. I won't let my paintbrushes get too dry!

Camille, I think you're on to something about this being the wave of the future. It will never replace traditional wet media, nor should it, but I'm predicting digital fine art is the next big step in the art world.

jan May 16, 2009 at 4:03 PM  

Christine: This is incredible! I just can't help but smile as I look at this sweet dog in the midst of a rainbow of color.

Melissa and Emmitt May 17, 2009 at 7:07 AM  

oh my gosh christine!
your digital paintings are amazing!

christine May 17, 2009 at 8:38 AM  

Aww, thank you Jan and Melissa!


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