In Focus #14 – Showcase of a Digital Artist

This week In Focus is showcasing the amazing, inspirational work of phatpuppy, aka Claudia McKinney.

In Focus #14 - phatpuppy

Claudia is a photo manipulator, digital artist and photographer. In this feature we are focusing mainly on her photo manipulations, but are also including some digital art.

She is the mother of four children and her daughter Catriona is a musician – singer/songwriter.

Phatpuppy creates amazing art and lots of it! This has been a difficult showcase to compile because I had to pick a small selection from nearly 950 deviations – so I have attempted to bring you a cross-section of her work, but of course you can visit deviantart.com to see more. Links for where to view more of phatpuppy’s art are listed after the showcase.

To the question ‘When and how did you become interested in digital art?’ Claudia replies: ‘After the birth of my fourth and last child six years ago – I wanted to do something creative – something more. I often say that digital art in itself is a kind of birth – because one is always creating something new – bringing life forth thru art.’

We begin this showcase with a photograph of phatpuppy:

Phatpuppy

Now sit back and enjoy this extensive showcase of the outstanding art of phatpuppy:

High Priestess

High Priestess

Daydream

Daydream

Fantasy Tower Bridge

Fantasy Tower Bridge

Cotton Candy Fantasy

Cotton Candy Fantasy

Santa’s Season

Santa's Season

All By Myself

All By Myself

Not Your Enemy

Not Your Enemy

All That Remains

All That Remains

Elegance

Elegance

Sailing

Sailing

Down by the Old Mill Stream

Down by the Old Mill Stream

Calm the Storm

Calm the Storm

I Drove All Night

I Drove All Night

Nowhere to Turn

Nowhere to Turn

No Ordinary Rain Storm

No Ordinary Rain Storm

Wonder Years

Wonder Years

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club

Greet the Morning Wallpaper

Greet the Morning Wallpaper

Broken Spirit

Broken Spirit

Mother Nature

Mother Nature

The Portal

The Portal

Mrs. Jack Frost

Mrs. Jack Frost

Release Me

Release Me

Magic in the Shadows

Magic in the Shadows

Take the Long Way Home

Take the Long Way Home

Just Breathe

Just Breathe

Weight of the World

Weight of the World

The Call of Calypso

The Call of Calypso

Tortured Soul

Tortured Soul

Without a Master

Without a Master

Forget Your Troubles

Forget Your Troubles

Lucia’s Walk to Heaven

Lucia's Walk to Heaven

The Little Princess

The Little Princess

A Place to Myself

A Place to Myself

Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Counter Culture

Counter Culture

Time Stands Still

Time Stands Still

Angel of the Sea

Angel of the Sea

Sun Kissed for Tammara

Sun Kissed for Tammara

Connie’s Flowers

Connie's Flowers

The Bull Tamer

The Bull Tamer

Where to find more art from phatpuppy/Claudia McKinney:

On deviantart.com – phatpuppy

Website – Phatpuppy Creations


I would like to thank Claudia McKinney for her consent to showcase her work in this feature, and hope you have enjoyed viewing her work as much as I have.

Please leave any acknowledgements you may have on the work of phatpuppy in the comments below

Carol

I love using and learning Photoshop, and I also enjoy creating resources to share with the world. I am at my happiest when I have free time to further explore all that Photoshop has to offer and learn more about its powerful built-in tools. I hope people enjoy either using or learning from my free resources, and welcome any hints and tips - and of course, if you would like to offer a free resource on this site, please don't hesitate to contact me (top right of the page).

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