The Down on the Farm Studio

by the Ford Family

Category: The Down on the Farm Studio Art Videos

  • Sloth Day Digital Painting – Three-Toed Sloth Mama and Baby

    Slow moving and very silly, three-toed sloths are surely unique critters. This Mama and Baby Sloth hang out in the treetops as the moon rises in this illustration painted for Sloth Day. This picture is part of the “Moonrise Memories Collection.” I used Adobe Photoshop CC with a Wacom Cintiq 13HD and it’s Pro Pen […]

  • Mommy And Me – Moonrise Reflections – African Elephants Digital Painting

    An elephant cow and calf digital painting

    An elephant calf and cow look at their reflections, together, at the edge of the water in the soft shade of trees. A watering hole can be many things, including a meeting place, but under the shade of the tress and with the evening light just so it can be a mirror between generations. This […]

  • Catching The Light – African Lions Digital Painting

    An African Lioness and her three cubs

    Three silly lion cubs play and snuggle around and on Mama Lioness on a hill, catching the light dapples coming through the shadows of brush and trees as the moon rises in the sky. This is “Catching the Light” though the littlest cub on top would rather be called “Lion King of Mama Mountain!” This […]

  • Tiger Twilight – Tiger Day Photoshop Painting

    A tiger and her two cubs on a rock ledge in the mountains at moonset, just after sunset.

    Under bright clouds reflecting the sun’s light, a Siberian Tiger and her two cubs have some quality family time just after sunset on a rock in the mountains. Maybe Mama is laughing, or maybe she is trying to sleep but the kids are wide awake. ;0) This painting was created in Adobe Photoshop with a […]

  • Panda and Cub on Snowy Mountain Digital Painting

    Today is Panda Day! A special day dedicated to those adorable and silly giant pandas. This is picture of a Panda Mama and cub on a snowy mountain at night under a moonlit sky is also part of the Starlight Safari Collection and was painted as part of our World Wildlife Days Challenge using Adobe […]

  • Polar Bear and Cubs Digital Painting for International Polar Bear Day 2019

    a Polar Bear Cub meets his reflection

    On a bright moonlit night a polar bear cub meets his reflection, but his sibling finds reflective ice just too scary and runs back to mama to hide. In honor of and on International Polar Bear Day 2019 this digital painting of a Polar Bear and her cubs was painted in Adobe Photoshop using a […]

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

    Humpback Whales breach under an Aurora filled sky Illustration

    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

    Hippo Day 2019 Illustration of a Cow and Calf under a twilight sky

    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 Mare standing with her foal under a starlight sky

    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 […]

  • 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 […]