WIP – The rift, Part 1

I’m starting a new painting again. It is a landscape this time, and it is supposed to be of a place that exist in the LARPing world where I organize LARPs for children every month.

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My Art Improvement over the Years

I have added the year 2014 to my image of improvements over the years. I show four paintings/drawings from each year since 2003, and you can see my progress and improvements.

Over the last years I don’t think I have made any leaps but I can still see small improvements. What do you think?

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This Road Goes Deep – Part 2

This day’s progress of my current painting. I am working on contrast and starting to clean up and detail the trees.

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This Road Goes Deep – Part 1

I just started the second painting that is going to be hanging in my kitchen. It will be coupled with “Cabin Deep in the Woods”.

As usual with these landscapes I start with a value sketch, so that I can be sure the darks and lights are contrasting enough and in the right places.

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After that I added a color layer in Photoshop, with the first suggestion of the color scheme.

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Cabin Deep in the Woods, finished

I wanted a couple of paintings for my kitchen, and decided to do a pair with the same color palette. This is the first one. I wanted a creepy kind of vibe with blue and green colors.

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Made in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Intous 4.

 

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A cabin in the woods

I am working on a new painting that is going to be one in a set of two. They are going to have the same colorscheme and will be hung in my kitchen. This one is well on its way, even though a lot of it is unfinished.

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Final Fixes of a Painting

I just posted my newest painting, and I thought you all might be interested in the final fixes I did after I first thought I was finished.

I let it sit for a while, and asked for a critique from a friend. After that I fixed the things I noticed and what she noticed, and lastly I put on three adjustment layers for Color balance, Vibrance and Levels to adjust colors and values.

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Her Eyes are Like Starlight

Her Eyes are Like Starlight

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Timelapse of Shadow, Light and Heat

I created a timelapse video of my painting Shadow, Light and Heat, and here it is. I hope that it can help some of you understand my painting process.

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Finished – Shadow, Light and Heat

Shadow, Light and Heat

Shadow, Light and Heat

I am always fascinated by the contrast between lights and shadow. In this painting they meet, and heat is created.

Painted by me in Adobe Photoshop CS6 with a Wacom Intous 4.

I am compiling a video of how this was painted, hopefully it will work out okay and I can post it later this week.

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