Portrait Studies Roundup – October & November 2020

Trying to use a bigger brush here. My Dragon Age: Inquisition character, Aether. He’s great. Just optical color mixing here, no glazing/layers at all. Dorian Pavus from Dragon Age, after U Ri Sol, with small brushes. And later, a Dorian Pavus made with bigger brushes and a little more hand confidence. B&W study of Astarion,Continue reading “Portrait Studies Roundup – October & November 2020”

Landscape Study from the Great Indoors

Here’s a study I made with some unusual (for me) brushes. I wanted to practice since I hardly ever do anything with a deep background and a close foreground. I think that’s pretty obvious from this study :,) There’s so many things I need to paint that I’ve not had much experience painting! This referenceContinue reading “Landscape Study from the Great Indoors”

The Alien R AZAR

I made this character concept of my friend Roxana Azar, an amazing sculptor and photographer who actually owns this outfit. This image is a combination of photobashing and painting, using this image from their instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CEhOsFUDiZx/ I made a little character bio as well: The alien R AZAR, top-selling galactic artist. Original pieces go forContinue reading “The Alien R AZAR”

Concept Art Backdrops

I’m continuing to try to improve my concept art with some more visually interesting backgrounds. I was really inspired by the art of Fernando Correa, I love his colors and the simple soft shapes he places behind his drawings. I wanted to try having crisp graphic circles behind my more brushy, impressionistic fantasy character. TheContinue reading “Concept Art Backdrops”

Cracking Ice Study

Yesterday @JTuff, aka incredible concept artist and streamer Jourdan Tuffan, did an environmental study warmup on the stream and posted his reference images for others to work from as well. Here’s my thumbnail-sized (heavy oil paint on paper) interpretation of an Arctic ice surface with feathering cracks and dark water underneath. I’m feeling a lotContinue reading “Cracking Ice Study”

Getting Advice

I turned in some channel points to have @stumpyfongo, aka professional illustrator and Twitch streamer Stephen Sitton, do a quick ten minute paintover and critique on his stream for my Amethyst study #2, which I felt like really needed the advice. Today I rewatched the segment and put three more hours of work into thisContinue reading “Getting Advice”