Digital Art - Digital Art / Photography Based Digital Hand-painting
This is my friend, Mr. Pip. He's a male cardinal ... one of the wild things that bring so much joy to so many. I'm convinced that this particular guy has been my backyard pal for a long time. I read somewhere that they can live to 15 years, and I like to think that's true. He and his wife come when I call them ... well, that's how I see it, lol, and every year he brings his new, scruffy brood by to learn the ins and outs of our "squirrel-proof" feeder.
The reason for the title is a happy-sad one. My husband and I are downsizing and relocating to a place where I'm pretty sure Mr. Pip and his little family won't be following us. But we've been very fortunate to find a buyer for our place who I believe will feed my birdies at a feeder and rescue my froggies from from the pool ... in short ... I think we're leaving our friends in good hands.
So ... goodbye Mr. Pip. I'll miss you.
Image painted by hand, digitally, and very loosely based on one of my own photos. I used Corel Painter, a Wacom tablet, art pen and a variety of impasto brushes.
Fine art purchases of this image will not include a watermark, and if I may make a recommendation ... it will look its very best on the fine art paper choice of "picture rag."
July 31st, 2015
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