Monday, September 5, 2011

DIY Dog Artwork

Has anyone else been spending too much time on Pinterest lately?  There are so many great ideas and creative inspirations there, but it is also a time sucking vortex of epic proportions.

Whilst browsing the other day, I spotted this great dog artwork...


From TradHome, July/August Issue

It inspired me to try something similar for Seth and Caleb's room with a picture of our dog Jake's profile.  Steve took this shot not too long ago...

I opened it in Photoshop, then used the Extract tool (located under the Filter tab) to get rid of everything in the picture but his profile which left me with this...

I tried using it as a silhouette like in the artwork above, but because he doesn't have ears that stick up I didn't think he was recognizable enough.

So I changed directions and colored in the background instead.


The boys have blue walls with orange accents in their room, so I thought this would look good in a simple white frame with a mat.  But then I wanted to see what it would look like with a patterned background....


Something about this one reminds me of political posters, like Jake is running for president or something.  But I think he stands out better against the blue, white and black than he does against the orange.  I am still on the fence.  I may try a few more solid background colors before I get anything printed.

Seth just came in from playing and saw these pictures of Jake I was working on. He asked if I could put all of our family (including Roscoe) into the picture with Jake.

Hmmmm......





4 comments:

Jen said...

I get lost in Pinterest, too! Can't wait to see what you decide. I think you should go with the last photo. :)

Elisa | blissfulE said...

The last picture made me laugh out loud!!! :)

Heather said...

Ha Ha! That's too funny Court! I will need to get a Photoshop lesson from you sometime, because it would take me forever to do that kind of project. I vote for the orange background - very "doggy"-like.

TxSizeHull said...

YES, I have been spending to much time on Pinterest, love your description which is totally and completely accurate! Hahaha! Love the final picture, you have to print that for the boys rooms or the fridge at the very least!