Bean has been Brushed!


This is Beanie, a very lucky dog! She belongs to the ever-fabulous Socks and her hubby Bear. Bean, like my dog Neko, is a thinker. An over-thinker. She makes up stuff to get worked up about, but she’s learned that when life gets rough, a pair of comfy pyjamas makes it all better.


You probably notice something different in this picture…a background! I was having a divil of a time separating the white fur from the black, and decided I’d have to have a background color. I’d intended to cut Bean out of the background, but I decided I like it the way it is. She looks like an illustration in a children’s book. Much less true to life than the other drawings I’ve done, but perhaps more fun to look at. She makes me smile : )

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    • I use the original photo to get the outline, sort of like drawing on top of it. Then I delete the photo entirely and paint in colors and textures. It’s all hand drawn digitally, no element of the original photo remains. Brushes has tons of options for brush textures, sizes, etc – but the actual drawing is done with a fingertip! Great fun, but I know I have a lot to learn still.

  1. Aw, that’s my baby! Yep she’s a BIG thinker which makes her depressed most of the time as life in general is a big let down she feels. I love this picture. She indeed inspires stories. Maybe one day I’ll write the story of Beanie and this will be the cover! Thanks you my dear. I love the background as well. Fantastic job.

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