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« on: March 22, 2008 10:34:10 PM »

Another pet project of mine, I needed something to hang above the couch in the living room...what better than a print of my best friend Smiley  I had seen the idea in a magazine and knew that I could tackle the project on my own.  So I found a picture of my little girl.

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I then took the photo into Photoshop and Desaturated it (changed it to greyscale), then I Posterized it down to 4 levels (now there are only 4 colors).  I printed it off and graphed it, chose a color scheme to match my living room (white, pale green, darker green, plum) and matched it to the 4 colors of the photo print off.  Purchased the 4'x5' canvas, graphed that off and proceeded to transfer the image.  With left over paint from the living room (just had to purchase the plum color) I proceeded to paint Smiley

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I do have plans for our male's portrait...just haven't got to the transferring and paint part yet Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008 05:02:37 AM »

This turned out great! And your pooches are adorable. Smiley

Here is one of your pictures posted for you so everyone can see your art.

« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008 08:27:13 AM »

Very nice.

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008 08:39:44 AM »

Wow I freaking love it!!!! How did you do that? Smiley


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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008 12:58:48 PM »

it's super! And the thing that exites me the most: at the moment I'm working on a similar project of my dog!!! however I plan to make a cross stitch, not a painting, but the basic idea is still almost the same!  Grin
I'd love to see an action shot of the second pic! I hope you'll be able to create it soon!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008 04:35:53 PM »

Thanks everyone Smiley

Diesels_Mom: I mentioned how I did it Wink but I'm not sure what other options you have if you don't have a fairly extensive graphic editing program to alter the image in the first place Smiley

Devil Ducky: cross stitch sounds just as exciting! hopefully I'll get to the other puppy...I have the canvas, image and paint, just need to get around to it and I have a feeling the male is going to be a little easier as he's not as detailed, lol, just a matter of getting off my butt Cheesy
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008 09:28:05 AM »

that is so cool, I love it! ...by the way, both your doggies are very cute  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008 02:24:43 PM »

I saw another version on Creative Juice on DIY.  They took a photo, scanned it in, made it black and white, and then printed out 4 f them.
Then they prepped a canvass, glued one of the papers onto it, and after it dried, painted it in 2 of the four chosen colors.  They did this with the other 3, and hung them 2 by 2.  Awesome look!

This is different, and I could totally see another one done in the same colors with your fuzzy boy!  Nice!!!

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008 05:56:36 PM »

Great Picture! And a wonderful idea. Cheesy Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008 07:09:17 AM »

Very cute. My friend is moving into a new house and wants to decorate with her dogs portraits I'll have to show her yours.

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