Mccormick McLaughlin posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Coming up with a photo for custom pet paintings could be hard, to say the least. After all, which of your favorite images will probably reveal your dog or cat in the best possible light? Which picture will show the real personality of your best pal?
While some people know, with no need to think about it, which photograph may be the one they want, some people don’t. Thus, it is helpful to have a large number of images for the artist to inspect. Within an extreme situation the artist can draw from several pics to ‘compile’ or put together custom pet portraits.
The first rule when selecting an image for an artist to work from, then, is never throw away an old Kodak of one’s pet. And, be sure you have the complete selection readily available for the artist to use. Even an old pet drawing your child might have made may have some use to the painter.
This rule, of not throwing out any photograph, pertains to every image you may possess. Okay, the fur shading might not be fantastic in one pic, however the pose might be great. And that means you select a good pose, and utilize the fur shading from another jpeg.
One of the things an artist will always search for is if the eyes are clean and clear. A far away and fuzzy shot may not show perfectly, crisp eyes, but another photo might do the trick. This is a classic case of two images being brought together to help make the perfect blend which results in the best possible painting of your buddy.
Here are a few things I’ve found useful over my years of painting.
Pet Photo blanket of a pet with a son or daughter in it…it is possible to ‘delete’ the child and concentrate on that loving try your cat or dog’s eyes. Or, a distant photo, when zoomed and cropped for a close up, might reveal enough detail for the artist.
Another thing that frequently arises is an off center image. With today’s wonderful computers one can easily center and focus. This makes a photo that the owner might not think useful to actually have extreme value.
To bring this subject to a close, look for the very best picture you can. If you don’t have one which displays your furry pal in the simplest way, choose a couple shots and send them along to the artist. And, most significant, always send copies, don’t send the original image for the painter to make your custom pet paintings with.