This is an image made for ImagineFX issue 54, Painter vs Photoshop review article.
Being a bit bored with painting women in dresses, I wanted to make something slightly self-ironic for a change. I don't think I've ever had as much fun painting anything. The trash and chicken took quite a bit of googled reference. Especially the newspapers were hell to get right. [link]
Completed in Painter X, Painter 7, and Photoshop CS. If you're interested in the closeups, they're available here: [link]
Also, here's some WIPs for anyone who's interested (don't mind the super messy color layout): [link]
Done for ImagineFX Hand Painting workshop. You can find it in Issue 16 (I also made the cover for that one)
My goal was to create a bold mood without adding too much unnecessary detail.
Painted in Photoshop with some help from Painter. Refs for the pendant and marble (you can see it as a custom brush used for the face marks); light and anatomy studies for the character.
Linen done with a custom made brush consisting of a few lines.
Submitted late, since I couldn't think of a right title for this piece It was done for ImagineFX Issue 78: [link]
The point was to create an Art Nouveau/Alphonse Mucha stylization but with a modern twist. The task proved much harder than I initially thought... Also, as I don't usually work with line art, inking was a killer.
I painted that piece for the competition. Task was to redo the first post on DA. It was a lot of fun to do, and a lot of experimental stuff going on. The first Version was from 2007, you'll find it here: [link]