” It’s awesome! I’m sure he’ll love it!..”
This painting was to be a secret birthday present .
The original photo wasn’t good enough to use and we couldn’t get any new ones.
We managed to find a suitable photo of another horse & rider, changed the colour of the horse and placed the most suitable face of Grant from the photos we had on the other riders body.
A portrait will always be better with clear original reference photographs but this shows you what can be done if this isn’t possible.
A closer view. I couldn’t use it to create the portrait .
Now to find a suitable photo of Grant’s face at the right angle.
We used the action shot of another rider & horse and I added the horses feet that were cropped off in the original photo and changed the horses colour.
We placed the most suitable face we had of Grant onto the rider. The face had to be of an angle that would look as natural as possible on that body. The one we found was blurry but we had to make do.
So not an ideal situation but it all came together in the end!