WIP, The World Behind Me, part 3
In two more sittings I have now finished the base black and white painting. The next step will be to start adding color.
WIP – The World Behind Me, part 2
Today I got the time to continue my latest painting. I am working on detailing the background, still in black and white, to get the values correct. I incorporated some photos for texture in the mountains. Those photos where turned to black and white and then the opacity was turned down. They were then painted over to get a better structure on the mountains.
I then decided to move the figure and one of the mountains to get more contrast around the face of the girl.
WIP – The World Behind Me
I am finally painting again. As I haven’t painted in a long while I choose to start something entirely new. I might return to “Fire in my Heart” sometime, but right now it is a figure painting with a spectacular landscape that is my goal.
I started with a black and white underpainting to get the values good. Then I started detailing the figure further. Next step will be enlarging the painting and starting to detail the background, before I start to color.
WIP – Fire in my Heart, part 2
I made some progress on my latest painting. I tried to define the figure a bit more, and made her smaller to be able to fit some more of her body to make sure it was clear how she is posed.
WIP – Fire in my Heart, part 1
Started a new painting today. This one hasn’t been planned much, it is just a feeling I am trying to catch. We will see how that turns out but I like it so far.
I have blocked in major colors and made a loose sketch.
Whisper in my Ear – Finished
I have finished the painting “Whisper in my Ear”.
“You are in my mind,
you are stuck,
clawing your way in,
whisper in my ear…”
Finished piece can be found on deviantart: http://fav.me/d5my18j
WIP – Whisper in my Ear, part 5
Some more work on refining the figures and fixing the light and shadows on them. I am coming up on the final stretch of work on details now I think, if I don’t get any critique or find anything that is severely wrong with the figures. We will see if I have the time to finish this before NaNoWriMo begins in two days though, and during November I think I will be spending most of my time writing.
WIP – Whisper in my Ear, part 4
Some more work on my painting “Whisper in my Ear”. I have moved the wings a bit to make them connect to the demon girl better. Then I started refining her face and worked some on his face as well. I have a lot of work done on both of their faces and bodies though.
WIP – Whisper in my Ear, part 3
I have now worked a bit more on my latest WIP, really hoping that I will be able to finish it before November and NaNoWriMo. I have added some elements, like the moon, embers, wings and tail. I also moved the large light (the moon) to the other side of the couple, to give better contrast, as per suggestion from my friend Nellie. In this picture I have mirrored the image to be able to spot mistakes more easily. I also have some trouble right now with my monitor calibration and the ability to get the really dark colors correct.
The Path I Walk
I have done another landscape, another mountain one, based on a reference photo taken by my father when hiking in the Italian mountains. I wanted to share the steps I have saved here with you. The final version can be found at: http://fav.me/d5ilvhi