A similar deal to the big ol’ hole in the ground, this painting is a mixture of painting over a bunch of smooshed together pieces cut out from photographs and some painting from scratch. You’ll probably see a few more of these pop out close together since it’s a method I really want to get a handle on.
It’s also really nice to be able to let go of the feeling that I should be noodling in details on everything I do.
So I know I have a tendency to get too caught up in details too quickly. I also know that even though I have an interest in the concept art portion of the art spectrum that I am often quick to dismiss techniques that can speed up my workflow and still result in a painting that does what it needs to.
The below painting is about 3 or 4 hours investment of time, a combination photo-montage, paint-overs and hand painting. If I could change things I (of course) would, but I’m happy with the colours I used and I’m happy with the fact that in one evening I churned out a painting that depicts the scene and tone I wanted it to.
Environment painting, this is actually the image that made me rethink emulating photography and painting in over-exposed areas (despite the fact I actually mention that in this painting).
The look that I was going for wasn’t quite achieved, although it started to come together on the right side of the painting. Occasionally it is a struggle for me to bring the level of detail and texture into an environment painting that I’d usually apply to my character paintings.
Quick little doodle. From memory like, 45 minutes to an hour. Close enough to her that a few people picked up on it without having to be told. Minor victory!
Quick painting based very loosely on reference photo. Sometimes I try to get away from the purely fantastical! I do seem to have a thing for overcast skies though.
A quick, dirty little painting of an elf in light, breezy robes. Perfect for summer.