I owe the creativity and inspiration of this project to Karah at The Space Between. She made silhouette canvases of her two pups, and I was amazed by how beautiful yet simple they were! I knew I just had to make them for my Corgis.
First, I went on Facebook to find any full-body profile photos of Zubrus and Crash (yes, my pups have Facebook accounts… don’t judge me). I had a really hard time trying to find eligible photos! It seemed as though all of the ones available were of this type:
Or this sad accident:
Or this classic:
After much deliberation, I settled on these two:
I enlarged these photos to fit a full 8’11” piece of paper and printed them. Then, using an X-Acto knife, I cut out the pups’s images, trying to capture as many details as possible. The tip of Crash’s ear was cropped in the photo, so I improvised an ear for him.
Once done, I placed each pup on a roughly 8’10” white canvas.
Then, I traced a light outline around the picture using a pencil.
Time to paint! I used a black acrylic paint for Zubie’s canvas and a dark silver acrylic paint for Crash’s. You can really choose any color, but I figured that these would serve as a good neutral against my bright walls. I used a cheapy acrylic tiny brush for the details and and a larger brush for the rest of the blank space (can you tell that I’m not an artist?).
And… that’s it! This project was super easy. We relaxed and watched a movie while I painted.
What do you think? I adore them! You could make similar silhouettes for your pets, family, and friends, too! Thank you, Karah, for the inspiration!
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