Violet looks like she is surrounded by butterflies with spring in full force! This digital painting from my enhanced animal images was created in Painter as explained in the post Freckles in Flowers I and the post Abby in Butterflies that discuss this method of layering. This is the first you have seen of this special animal companion, Violet, my sister’s dog.
Violet in Butterflies, Digital Â© Diane Clancy
These butterflies are created from nozzles that I made myself from clipart that I have rights to use. I used Illustrator and Photoshop in creating this image while working with the nozzles and layers. I enjoy the almost 3D quality of this painting.
These images I have created using companion animals are some of my most popular images for cards. Many times when someone sees “their” kitty or puppy, they immediately want the card or print. It is fun to feel like I bring happiness to people as they see a touching image of their special friend.
Some people have asked me to make these paintings from photographs of their own animals. Because I use layering, I am able to keep the cost more affordable. I have also created specific backgrounds for people’s companions. I am happy that so many people like these paintings so much!
~ Diane Clancy