Friday Night Art #1

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Introducing a semi-regular (meaning whenever I get around to it or remember to do it) feature, "Friday Night Art".

The first entry is a painting I did of our Black Lab / English Mastiff, Boris.

This is actually my very first pet portrait. I was just getting used to Corel Painter and thought Boris would be a good subject. As it happened, Corel held an art contest for its users a year or two later and I submitted this piece.

The problem was that in order to win, I had to get votes, and I'm terrible at organizing elections. Hardly anyone voted for Boris. But the judges of the contest got to pick their favorites and Boris was one of them.

As a result, I won a first generation iPad.

pet portrait - Boris at 6 months

It's hard being a puppy.


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