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Daily Painting No.31 – Still Life 2

 

still life pepper shaker and box

Another Still life. I was hoping to get another dragon done but it didn’t happen I was working on two paintings this evening, one being this still life, the other being that of a dragon. I will attempt to finish it for tomorrows daily. Currently I am not really interested in speed at this time, but of correctly rendering the light. I also decided to work on two paintings simultaneously so I can have a ‘fresh eye’ when I alternate to each painting. I am too tired to self critique myself tonight. I will review it tomorrow. let me know what you think about it. any input is appreciated.

2 and a half hours : Photoshop using the soft round brush and eraser only. I will be uploading the dragon and some sketches of elephants tomorrow.

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Daily Painting No.30 (First digital still life painting)

vase still life digital

My first digital still life painting. Although a simple vase might not be to most exciting subject to look at, to me it is invaluable.  I must admit I learned more from doing this study about light then I ever have in a book or tutorial. I saw occlusion shadows, and rim lighting, light reflections on the surface, and other things that I would of never painted out of my head, but now  am aware of. It’s exciting to observe such things critically and attempt to render it.  It’s addicting to ‘carve’ form with lights and shadows. So this exercise is more enjoyable on my end. I bought my still life objects at a thrift store and spray painted them with a flat white paint. I painted this with Photoshop on a wacom tablet. I will start out with one object, then I will start doing clusters of objects when I feel I’m ready. I feel stupid for not painting digital still life images in the past, I would of progress faster as a artist  if I would of done so. I will alternate from studies to still life paintings to dragons so I don’t bore you to death.

Time spent on painting: 2 hours. Created in Photoshop. Reference is a matte vase from life.

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Building Craved into a Mountain in a Desert (Environment Painting 1)

cocept art speedpaint desert quick fun man and dog sunsett

For this landscape painting, I wanted to experiment with red and yellows. I thought a desert setting would be cool and decided to try something more original and put it in a valley surrounded by mountains and put a giant building in the mountain.

A new daily project, similar to my head a day project that I worked on for 35 days.

For the next thirty days will be doing a 30 day environment painting challenge with the exception of the last day in which I will pick the best of the lot and clean it up and make it a portfolio piece. This is mostly to improve myself. Any feedback is most welcome.
Time Spent 1 1/2 to 2 hours : Photoshop : Artwork 2013 Maugryph