Black Lab Portrait - in Black & White by Renee Dawson

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Black Lab Portrait - in Black & White by 

Featured in Cats & Dogs – April 10, 2009

I took the original Color version, converted to black and white, adjusted the tones and gave the background a textured finish.

Every single piece of hair on the dog was painted & blended with watercolor and airbrushes. Work completed using Photoshop, Corel Painter X and a Wacom Tablet.

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Black Frame with Bright White Matting

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I love nature, animals & art. I offer on-location, and in studio, family & pet photography sessions in the Bay of Quinte area & commission digital paintings of people & pets worldwide.

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  • Renee Dawson
    Renee Dawsonover 5 years ago

  • Beve Brown-Clark
    Beve Brown-Clarkover 5 years ago

    OMG..flip’n A!!! ***thud*** and double that cause Lynnie would thud too!! I love this in black and white…such a rich tone on tone…its beeeeeautiful!

  • You are so good to me Bevie. Thank you sweetie! xo

    – Renee Dawson

  • VonMcKnelly
    VonMcKnellyover 5 years ago

    Your the top dog when it comes to creating such an emotional puppy portrait.
    Those eyes are so soulful it hurts! Cool beans Renee…did you show it to him/her? lol

  • Thank you very much Von. Unfortunately, it’s not my dog. I have to take advantage of photo ops with all my friend’s dogs…lol

    – Renee Dawson

  • Daniel J. McCauley IV
    Daniel J. McCa...over 5 years ago

    Too cute! Looks fantastic in b/w! Super work, Renee!

  • Thank you very much Daniel!

    – Renee Dawson

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenover 5 years ago

    Beautiful conversion.

  • Thank you Marion.

    – Renee Dawson

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 5 years ago

    Wonderful treatment to a superb portrait. Well done, Renee, it’s captivating.

  • Thank you very much David!

    – Renee Dawson

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 5 years ago

    Wonderful work, wonderful treatment. SUPERB!

  • Thank you very much Barbara!

    – Renee Dawson

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...over 5 years ago

    both fantastic

  • Thank you very much Heather :)

    – Renee Dawson

  • Johnny P
    Johnny Pover 5 years ago

    Glorious capture. The B&W works really well Renee.

  • Thank you very much Johnny!

    – Renee Dawson

  • Lynda   McDonald
    Lynda McDonaldover 5 years ago

    excellent in bk & wh, gotta luv it, great work

  • Thanks Mom! xo

    – Renee Dawson

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