The Down on the Farm Studio

by the Ford Family

Category: Digital Paintings

  • Humpback Whales Dancing under Auroras Photoshop Painting for Whale Day 2019

    Humpback Whales Dancing under Auroras Photoshop Painting for Whale Day 2019

    This illustration of Humpback Whales breaching under the Aurora Borealis filled sky portrays a cow and calf jumping out of the water as other whales in the distance swim, breach, or even just peek out of the water: a dance of the great mammals under a starlit sky glowing with Auroras. This picture was painted […]

  • Predawn Scene of Hippos by River Photoshop Painting for Hippo Day 2019

    Predawn Scene of Hippos by River Photoshop Painting for Hippo Day 2019

    In the twilight light before dawn a hippo calf and cow eat not far from the water’s edge as the stars and moon shining brightly in the sky. This illustration was painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and its Pro Pen as part of the Starlight Safari Collection on Friday, February 15th […]

  • Zebra Day 2019 Digital Painting

    Zebra Day 2019 Digital Painting

    This Mama and Baby Zebra (Zebra mare and foal) illustration was painted in honor of those dizzyingly adorable equids we all love for Zebra Day 2019. Each Starlight Safari Illustration is painted for a specific World Wildlife Day, such as International Zebra Day, which is January 31st every year. Research is done about each creature […]

  • The Elephants Dance Digital Painting – World Elephant Day 2018

    The Elephants Dance Digital Painting – World Elephant Day 2018

    “They were standing head to head, or walking to and fro across the ground in couples, or rocking and swaying all by themselves– scores and scores of elephants.” “And at that last wild yell the whole line flung up their trunks till the tips touched their foreheads, and broke out into the full salute–the crashing […]

  • Mountain Lion with Cubs Digital Illustration for World Lion Day 2018

    Mountain Lion with Cubs Digital Illustration for World Lion Day 2018

    This cloudy scene features a  mountain lion and her three clubs playing on a rocky ledge while a storm is brewing. This digital painting was created for World Lion Day 2018. The scene was thought of with Pennsylvania in mind, but also might apply to other places in North America where cougars or painters are […]

  • White Tailed Deer Fawn Digital Painting

    White Tailed Deer Fawn Digital Painting

    This illustration was painted on the computer with the reference photo next to it so I could try to capture the character of a cute soybean eating fawn named Seek. Listen to a silly story of this little spotted fawn as I paint a picture of this baby deer using Adobe Photoshop and a Wacom […]

  • Giraffe Mother and Baby Digital Illustration for Giraffe Day 2018

    Giraffe Mother and Baby Digital Illustration for Giraffe Day 2018

    In the twilight before dawn a mother giraffe bends her long neck to kiss her baby. Watch the painting process (sped-up to show quicker than the hours long painting) while listening to music over on our YouTube Chanel: https://youtu.be/U7DMdFnGsvQ * * * * * * * Favorite and Essential Digital Drawing Pen and Display, used to […]

  • Pandas in a Tree Digital Illustration for Panda Day 2018

    Pandas in a Tree Digital Illustration for Panda Day 2018

    Panda Day is a special day dedicated to those adorable giant pandas and raise awareness of the endangered status. This illustration shows a cold and frosty night in the mountains under a moonlit sky, where a panda is helping her young cub to climb a tree. This was painted as part of our World Wildlife […]

  • Polar Bear Family with Auroras Digital Painting for International Polar Bear Day 2018

    Polar Bear Family with Auroras Digital Painting for International Polar Bear Day 2018

    The illustration was drawn on and for International Polar Bear Day 2018 and is part of the Starlight Safari Collection. Two little bear cubs play with mama Bear under a bright moonlit sky with Aurora Borealis in the distance above the ice fields in the background. The first cub runs around and jumps in front […]

  • Narwhal Auroras Photoshop Painting for World Whale Day 2018

    Narwhal Auroras Photoshop Painting for World Whale Day 2018

    World Whale Day digital painting of Narwhals swimming below the surface through a channel amidst the ice with Auroras, the Moon, and stars beyond. This underwater scene was created with Adobe Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and is part of the Starlight Safari Series; a collection of digital illustrations created on and for certain […]