Watercolor golden retriever

In a prior blog post I posted this lovely golden retriever named Drummer. One thing I really enjoy is creating digital watercolors. It's not an app on a cell phone that makes it look like a watercolor, but rather an actual digital watercolor portrait that I do by hand - or rather, with my Wacom tablet and Wacom drawing pen. Each one is custom made and unique to that pet. I love sitting down and playing with finished photographs creating a new look and feel for a portrait.

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Here is a close-up of this golden retriever's face. Even printed on standard matte paper, it looks like it was created on watercolor. And of course I always add in some paw prints for a fun extra touch.


Thanks for the smile, Drummer! You're awfully handsome.

Want a watercolor portrait of your pup? Contact me right now! I am happy to create custom pieces.

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Every once in a while I like to play with my photographs and see what new designs I can do with them. I started playing around with watercolors and adapting some portraits to look like fine art paintings. I'm still brand new at trying this style, but it's something different and fun to do.


And here's the (almost) original (with his owner removed).


I'm working on a few others as surprises for their owners. We'll see how people like this style!