Monday, April 21, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Recently I was commissioned by a returning client to create a painting for a family member. Generally I don't illustrate horses so this was a welcome change of pace. The art was created in Procreate and the style I used was very painterly. I sketched in the details and blocked in the colors from there until it was done. There's even a heartwarming video of her getting the gift. All in all one of the best commissions I've gotten so far.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Captain America is by far my favorite superhero and I greatly enjoyed Marvel Studios adaption of The Winter Soldier arc. I noticed they took different things from Brubaker's arc and Millar's Ultimates. I decided to do my take on one of the character posters of Cap and create it in ArtRage. The majority of it was painted using a Nomad Brush and my new easel. It felt like I was back in a studio painting class. In terms of technique I kept the brush strokes loose until I got towards the end. The palette knife really helped add to the realism of the piece. To the eye it looks like a photo as a thumbnail which is generally what I like to achieve in ArtRage. It's still a digital painting but it's important that people can see the human hand behind it's creation.