Wednesday, June 28, 2017

New Painting WIP "Saytr" 3

I broke out the oil paints today and worked glazes all over the painting. I'm liking where it's at right now and will probably do a little nit picking detail work tomorrow and it will be done. 
Here it is right now.


To see the step by step process to get here read on after the break.

New Painting WIP "Saytr"

Here is the painting as it sits on my easel this morning.


I think I will switch over to water based Artisan paints from this point on so I can
 do glazing and some wood graining on the head easier.

To see the step by step process to get to this point read on after the break.
If you have some time you can check out more of my work on my website.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New Painting WIP inspired by Quan the Saytr

I've been itching to do another painting lately and decided I really liked the concept of one of my latest Wood Spirits, Quan the Saytr. I decided to go more goat-like in my painting so I mocked up a quick idea in Photoshop to work from.


I'm thinking I will make the bone parts of the skull look more like wood
 but I'm not completely sure yet.

This is the painting as it sits on my easel right now.




To see step by step photos of the work in progress, read on after the break.

New Woodies

I recently processed several wood images from a trip to Rock Park on the Truckee River into new Woodies. This was a very productive trip, I got quite a few cool woody images.

Here are some of the most recent.

Quan the Satyr

Check out more woodies from this trip after the break.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 Reno Cattle Drive

I am so fortunate that the Reno Cattle Drive goes right by our apartment complex, right through my favorite field for walking the dog and photographing nature. This year I hiked up to the top of the hill so I could follow them down toward town. I had a nice canyon to photograph in without power lines or buildings which was what I was looking for. Here are some of my favorite images from this year. 

Cattle Drive 22 BW
All of these photographs are available as Fine Art prints on my website. 
Check it out when you have some free time.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

New Digital Work in Progress: Entrance to Khazad-dûm 2

I've added more to my new work. here it is as of right now.





To see the step by step process read on after the break.

New Digital Work in Progress: Entrance to Khazad-dûm

I started a new Digital Art piece today. I was inspired by a rock outcropping I came across while walking my dog. It looked like a doorway into the rocks so I decided to make it become one.  Khazad-dûm was a Dwarf kingdom in Middle earth so I decided this was an entrance.
 
 Here is the image as it sits on my computer right now. 




To follow along the step by step process for creating this image read on after the break. 
I'm trying to decide what to do next, I like it as it is and think it would also look cool later in the evening or at night. We'll see how that plays out.