Part of a big multipart commission I completed. The first time I had really done some art for a sizeable amount of money. This was created from an initial brief. Firstly I produced some sketches to make sure I was going in the right direction with comments and modifications along the way. I tweaked my style slightly generally to be more of an illustrative look and had to focus more on a playful theme rather than the dark edge I usually employ.
Started in InfinitePainter over christmas, the main focus being a warm complimentary colour and the focus of the detail being the chalet, and just popped in a snowman for a bit of fun. The balance between a vignette contrast was key here.
A landscape with a twist, originally create off a Maddy livestream I thought the beach was just too boring so spiced it up with a sea monster and added in some story with a boat reaching out. Again this was texture heavy and landscapes are very much enjoyable.
I really should do more landscapes they are fun and actually fairly easy compared to a portrait, much more range for error. The key is to focus on the planes with the ones further away being lighter and having less detail, ArtRage is ideal for this type of texture rendering. It did take me a while though to figure out where to put the source of the sunlight and trying to get the beams of light to sit well.
The original was started on a Maddy stream, I tweaked the house a little to make it more interesting and added a spooky man wading through the water in the center (can you spot it?).
I had lots of fun with textures in this and made it look as painterly as I could and of course you will notice the old copy, opacity, palette knife water reflection trick which I often use to add interest.
My idea here was to create a very simple landscape with the focus on a tree utilizing quite a few of ArtRage’s foliage brushes. As it turned out this painting formed the backdrop of quite a few of my later paintings!
I really pushed the lighting and the saturation in combination of shadow cool areas to achieve a nice effect.
Using ArtRage on a Surface Pro to create some digital art!
Something very different, I started in InfinitePainter and spent quite a while drawing lines, I wanted almost a Blade Runner type vibe but with my own design and it is not often that I involve a sense of perspective in any of my paintings.