Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Progress on "Hunger"

I was able to work on "Hunger" yesterday for several hours and have made some progress. The face still needs tweaks and some highlight and shadow areas will be adjusted, as will the texture in some parts.

I have also recorded my painting sessions and have edited the first half of it, which is available online for viewing. The video is 1080p HD and is filmed using my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and 50mm f/1.8 MK II lens. The bulk of the video has been sped up in post processing by 5x to shorten it, however at the 2:07 mark I have slowed it back down to normal speed so that you can see the normal rate at which I lay down my brush strokes. There is a second part to this video that I need to edit that shows how I paint the other ear as well.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

"Hunger" WIP Images

My current project, a wolf painting entitled "Hunger" is currently in the process of being painted. I have chosen to create this painting in black and white due to the fact that it's both unusual and also because I wanted to make use of selective color with this piece. The wolf's tongue will be the only colored element, boasting a variety of warm pinks and reds to offset the otherwise monochromatic wolf. So far the wolf has been painted using Carbon Black and Titan Buff. Once the detailing is done I will airbrush the wolf with black to darken some areas and will then use Titanium White to bring out the brightest highlights. The tongue will be added in last.

At this stage the whole piece has been airbrushed, minus the tongue, and I have started the detailing process on the face.

The painting currently is at this stage, although I am hoping to complete the head by the end of this week. A lot of layering has been done to slowly bring out the highlights while retaining a slightly soft, plus look to the coat, especially the cheek areas. The whiskers will be added once the head is finished.

Monday, June 28, 2010

New Blog

Hello everyone! I've created this new blog to showcase work in progress images, information about upcoming shows, and general musings from my life as an artist. I will also be discussing my techniques and the mediums that I use, especially scratchboard. I hope you enjoy your stay!

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