Thursday, October 9, 2008

Master Copy - Biondina

A Master Copy of Lord Frederick Leighton's "Biondina", done for practice. I always seem to learn a tremendous amount when doing these practice paintings, and this time was no different. I tried to capture the likeness of the original, especially in terms of colors w/o taking any 'shortcuts' (no box gridding, color picking, etc). Original image can be found here: [link]

Approximately 2-3 hours of work.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Save Us

 A Self Portrait of sorts.  I'm quite pleased with the image.  The idea of a statue crying tears of blood was something I always wanted to paint for ages, so I'm glad I finally got around to it.  It's also worth noting that I was at a very dark point in my life while I painted the image, and I feel this image represents that as well.  I'm happy to say that I'm in a much better place right now as well.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Out Of This World - Speedpainting

Yet another speedpainting (I'm on a roll! :). This one was done without any references, which I'm very proud of (my previous portraits were fairly highly referenced). I had a lot of fun with this piece, and I might repaint this as a 'full' painting in the future. 1 hour, Photoshop.

EDIT: Worked on it for 1 more hour, looks much, much better me thinks :)

The Underworld - Speedpainting

Quick speedpainting, approximately 1 hour. Trying to get some more practice in landscape painting :)

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, May 12, 2008

Lady Gaia

This piece took me quite a while to complete; I started this off in early February, with a much more different concept; Eventually I altered the theme for something more darker. All in all, this took around 100 hours of work; The background was especially difficult for me to do.

Special thanks to Melanie Delon (Eskarina), who helped me out a tremendous amount with this piece (especially in terms of the colors).

Reference used for the figure.

Edit: Updated this piece a bit - altered the color scheme a bit, and enhanced the lightning a bit.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Batman Caricature

Caricature of Batman based on the 'Batman Begins' film.  Had a lot of fun with this one, and I think it shows.  The light in particular was a lot of fun to handle.  . Approximately 10 hours of work.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Portrait of Catwoman. This started off as practice, but got a bit out of hand. Angelina Jolie was naturally used as reference :)

Nature Speedpaint

Approximately 2 hours.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Going Under

Portrait done for a fellow artist. Originally, this was gonna be your standard portrait, but I decided to be more brave and adapt a more Fantasy style theme. Overall I'm quite satisfied with the results.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Wedding Gift

A gift for two friends :) Sorry for the lack of updates lately, been busy as hell to be honest. I'll make more of an effort to update my blog constantly from here on out.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Secrets From Beyond

Book cover done for Marek Cardew. This one took a while I have to say, but I'm quite satisfied witht he results. I learned a lot with this piece, especially with regards to skin tones. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Master Copy - "Black Bashi-Bazouk"

This is a Master Copy of Gerome Jean Leon's "Black Bashi-Bazouk". It's probably the last one I'm going to be doing for quite a while. I learned a lot with this one, specifically on how clothing/folds work, and more on colors as well. A tutorial will be online on how I created this image shortly. Below is the WIP if you're interested:

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Master Copy: The Bacchante

I'm currently doing some Master copies in order to help improve my skill. I think I can learn a lot studying from the old Masters, especially in terms of color. The original piece titled "The Bacchante" is from Gerome Jean Leon. I started this one in black and white and added color in the later stages. I might be using this technique in all my future pieces, I'm not so sure. Colors can tend to get a bit muddy if you start off with greyscale, but hopefully I can recitfy that. You can check out the WIP below as well:

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Project Barbra

This image was created for an online art forum, Pixel Brush. I'm very satisfied with the results I must say. This is easily my strongest piece in terms of color harmony. If you're interested in how I created this image, a tutorial is available here. Enjoy :)