Thursday, December 17, 2015

Amelia and Pup Portrait

It's been a long time since I have updated my blog
so I thought I would share a recent commission.

A few years ago I did a digital painting of
my client's granddaughter.  

They wanted a portrait of their other granddaughter
and the family's new pup!

Here's a quick look at my process...

Steps 1 through 6 is sketching to figure out
what I am thinking and composition.

I like to sketch in blue and then turn it into black
to move onto the next steps.

Steps 7 through 9 I was going to start painting
in color and so I fill it all in for an underpainting
and created a palette to work in values.

I changed my mind and decided to work in
grayscale and then do color overlays. 

I added more detail throughout my process
but didn't want to get too detailed.
I wanted it to look more traditional and
match the quality of the painting I did
for them previously. 

With a few revisions to step twelve, here's the final art.

I don't consider myself an expert in painting
portrait and know I have a lot to learn!

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Photo manipulation FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a photo that my friend Greg Halbert took. Greg is an insanely good artist and photographer.
I am the guy in the background and in the foreground. Two shots were taken of me in his studio. (Not in the woods at night!)

My sister-in-law showed my nephew the photo and he said, "Look, it's Daddy and Uncle Robb!"
She explained both men in the photo were me! (My brother and I look a lot alike.)
He didn't get how I could be in the same picture twice!

I took a two photos of him and Photoshopped it quick to show him how it can work!

I am so happy he is into super heroes! For Halloween we went out as Avengers (Missing a few characters though.)

My sister-in-law wanted to turn it into a photo to be used on his birthday cake. I did some quick adjustments to it. I used Photoshop to photo manipulate, and illustrate. I took a  couple parts from online resources and tweak some other things and totally made up what else was needed.

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