Thursday, September 29, 2011

Getting somewhere.

Found some more time to work on this piece today. After much testing I realised pale skinned was the way to go. Not only does it sell 'elf' but it also give a natural glow to the skin that red hues alone can't deliver. I should maybe study pale skin subjects after this. Or maybe a whole lot of different types.

I really love the digital medium. The ability to make changes or multiple copies, or move something over there... it's just amazing.

I'm really enjoying this piece and perhaps it's beginning to show!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Decided to stick in the jewelry. The hair is all over the place, but I think i'll get there. I'm hoping to render more fantastical elements at the end, but I realise I need to flatten some layers soon and do some overpainting!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Coming along

Update on the cheekah.

All hail liquify!

Amazing the mistakes you can see in a thumnail!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Okay so things are coming along.

I've found some time to do more personal stuff. REALLY trying to bust into my painting.

I've really struggled painting faces, so that's the first thing I'm tackling atm. I found some nice stock art of a beautiful elf. I'm gonna do this and make it fun :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

It's ALIVE!!

The beast... SHE IS COMPLETED!

Chuffed. Never give up, chin up, never surrender, aim for the sky, or in this case... PAINT THE DAMN THING!! :D

17 WIPs and a painting later!

Yeah I worked hard on this.

I'm really surprised with the result, it came out as utopian as I imagined it.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Whip in Progress

Today I refined the buildings more and setup some waterfalls coming out of the base of the 'island'

I added some more clouds but I'm not sure.

My work has a long way to go, but I can't expect to be amazing overnight now can I! :P