Thursday, October 9, 2008
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
Friday, September 26, 2008
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 :)
Monday, May 12, 2008
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
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
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
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
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 :)