This one was inspired by some of the Hudson River school paintings, especially one piece from Albert Bierstadt. Things started with a portrait mode painting with a fairy looking at the water, but later I realised the strong part of the painting was a small portion of the original. The subject also changed during the process. I’m still developing my painting style with lots of the inspiration coming from the loose style of Richard Schmidt. I’m currently rereading his book Alla Prima.
It was the first painting where I shared the process with my Facebook audience. For the painting steps of this painting and the future ones you can check the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/artofarisuonp…. Remember to like the page in case you want notifications for all the updates.
This one is a result of my latest experiments for achieving painterly style with digital tools. It’s mostly painted in Art Rage, with some adjustments and final touches in Photoshop and Painter. Composition and lighting were planned using 3D models in Blender, and a 3D render was the main reference. Other references are listed below (both by ~Eirian-stock):
Personally I’m quite happy with the visual effect. By using digital oil paints I can follow much of the same rules that apply for real paints. This time I tried to pay attention to edge variety, and made sure there is a range of edges from hard, soft, and all the way to lost edges.
A lady meets a curious goose. This time I wanted to paint something warm to contrast the Finnish winter. The painting process involved ArtRage and Corel Painter with some adjustments done in Photoshop.
Based on the suggestions from my watchers I decided to try a scene with full moon. Best of all, there was a real full moon outside while painting this. Painted digitally in Corel Painter and the whole process took about ten hours.
Doing some fox studies before starting a fable illustration. It’s quite challenging to depict a fox without red colour, but it also forces to concentrate on the other characteristics that make it look like one.
The profile picture on my personal Facebook page was more than two years old. This provided a perfect opportunity to make a self portrait . Referenced from a photo taken this morning and painted digitally in three hours.