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One of my favorite paintings from this past year, Joan of Arc, has just been posted to my website gallery. This work was created over five days back in May and is now featured in my latest step by step DVD. Released just this week in celebration of the 600th anniversary of Joan's birth, the film illuminates my entire painting process, from rough sketches to the final oil glazes.

I am very happy with the success of this painting, both for its technical achievements as well as conceptual base - capturing Joan of Arc in a moment of transcendence. An in depth commentary about the work is available in the gallery:

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Joan of Arc
24" x 42"
Oil on Panel

To view a 5 minute trailer for the DVD:
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I hope you enjoy it.



Happy Birthday Joan!

Donato

Donato Arts
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If you like this image then please consider checking out my patreon page, thanks! www.patreon.com/jameswolf


UPDATE! this image can now be purchased as a print here: www.inprnt.com/gallery/james_w…
you can also get this image as a PLAYMAT, SLEEVES, AND DECK BOX! www.coolstuffinc.com/p/179204

and ANOTHER pinup to balance out the evil one I posted the other day :)

for more please visit my blog! --> jameswolfart.blogspot.com/


Update: 8D thanks for the DD!
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I wanted to draw an armor for a bit of variation, but in the same spirit of shiniiiiies :eager:
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Daenerys Stormborn riding to war.
I do realize that the crimson banner isn't really correct, but black (with a red element) didn't really work visually. Since red IS one of the Targaryen colours, it doesn't bother me too much.
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done with photoshop :-)
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Another collab with :iconalexpascenko:! Again, he did the lines and I colored it. Tried to do this one really quickly, and it shows D:

Oh, and the new critique feature is retarded.
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Still hanging out at :iconjanaschi:'s place, and we did another collab whooooooooooooooooo \°O°/ So much fun.

We painted this together, like, taking turns every two seconds, one painting and the other being like "jeez, you suck" or "what the FUCK are you doing" or "you GOT to be kidding me."

Done in PS CS3.

And the most important thing: We were listening to the LocoRoco soundtrack THE WHOLE TIME! No kidding! : D

Steps are here! -> [link]
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Haven't done a simple portrait in a while _ Started doodling on this yesterday just to relax and then worked a bit more on it and now I'm tired of it <3 About 8 or 10 hours maybe?
No ref but I tried following Linda Bergkvist's hair tutorial for the, well, hair. Really bad at that and she's so amazing, maan I can't believe it's been already almost four years that her work made me start digital painting. Still not even an inch closer to her skill, or so it feels.


Steps!
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Hey everybody! Here's a Kiriban as a small thank you for half a million pageviews :]


This is one for :icondacadaca: who caught the 500,000 and asked me to paint her character Lena. I drifted a bit from the original design, I hope you like it anyways! o_ov


I painted this live by the way, and the recordings are still here on my livestream channel! :) [link] Check them out if you're interested, the whole process is on there.

Aaaand the usual info, PS CS3, no refs, a couple of days, and lots of fun with discussing stuff with friends on the stream :la:



Steps and layered psd file!

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Something I did for fun yesterday o_ov While watching the FIFA Women's Worldcup! Which is really awesome!


4h, PSCS3, from imagination, as usual (>)/
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Hello my dear internet aquaintances!

Here's an illustration I did last summer for Magic: The Gathering 2012 Core Set. They've shown the stuff now so I can upload it!

This one was a real challenge because of the golden gate - gold is something you usually paint in small amounts and in completely different lighting situations where you can just make it seem like gold by making it yellowish and contrasty. In broad daylight though things work completely different and I broke my head over this for quite a bit. I actually think there's probably no lighting situation that's more challenging than burning sunlight. I'm quite happy with the result, so I obviously hope you guys like it!

Also, for whoever follows my blog, preparation for this was why I did the lion and cloud studies.

Personally I'm also working on a couple of things that I might or might not be able to show somewhat soonish *//w//*


Until then! Goodbye!
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Hey guys! Here's another illustration I did for the new Magic: The Gathering core set. Meow meow!
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Hey there! Here's another illustration I did for Magic: The Gathering's upcoming Avacyn Restored set. The card was spoiled today so I can show the painting!

More cards on the way! Cheers everyone!
Hannes
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Another illustration for Magic: The Gathering's new Avacyn Restored expansion! :3
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For Legends of the Cryptids. This was all sorts of fun. Her story is that she's an evil artist who makes her works out of living people by basically torturing them to death and then turning them into sculptures, frozen in agony.
I'm taking some larger liberties with stylization recently but I've been enjoying it so far. Can't always do realism.

And if you want to see sketches, doodles, studies, check out my new sketchbook thread! I'm posting lots ofthings there that don't really fit here. While you're there, if you feel like learning, start your own:3
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Heyho! Here's another commercial illustration I did for Legends of the Cryptids.

After experimenting a bit with different techniques like 3D bases or photo textures & references last year I've gone back to what feels most natural to me, pure painting from imagination. I enjoy it so much more and the look it gives my work is so much more consistent and smooth. It may be a bit slower but I feel it's worth it, especially since this painting is the first in quite a while that I'm happy with.

If you wanna see more of my sketches and studies, check out my permanoobs thread or tumblr.
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Sister piece for fav.me/d7ty3i3
For Legends of the Cryptids *_*

Also if you feel like you could do with a motivating and encouraging learning environment where everyone posts their daily practice stuff, do check out permanoobs.
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Hey! Since a lot of people asked, here's a painting I did for Magic's fresh 2015 core set. I actually did this a few years ago - it ended up getting pushed back and now popped up in M15. I actually didn't realize until I opened it during the prerelease 8D

And for those of you who are interested in the entire behind the scenes and practice sorts of thing, do check out my new sketchbook thread on the lovely permanoobs forum: forums.permanoobs.org/viewtopi…
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Yaaaay, this is a collab with *algenpfleger

steps: [link]
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ouuuh, I doodled around and this came out D: a random portrait! what a surprise!

steps are here [link] (page24)
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This is what came out while painting live :)
You can still watch the movies here: [link] (by clicking "on-demand)
It was a great time, thank you everyone! :iconflowerdanceplz:

Photoshop CS3
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Trying to get more of a feel for skintones... and i was trying to do something with some cool/warm contrast after *Maidith advised me to try it :excited:
1 hour 50 minutes, SAI.
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Hey everyone!
Here's another QuickChick (tm). Spent more time messing around with curves and stuff for the background than on the actual portrait. Aaaaah i can't stop using that purple, what should I do? O__O


As usuaaaaal, no refs, around 6 hours I think, PS CS3.

Oh, and I want to take this opportunity to point out that I am, in fact, a dude. Some people seemed a bit confused about that part of my character recently. This is also the reason I paint girls all the time <3

Anyways, see you around!
Hannes
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Something silly I did on Livestream just now :la: Just done to take a break from all the recent seriousness D:
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It's been a while since I last did a personal piece, so when the chance came around in the form of the Bobby Chiu Fairy Tale Challenge, I wanted to really take some time for it. And I'm glad I did!


Sleeping Beauty is an incredibly inspiring tale I think, and I hope some of that made it into the painting.


Done over 8 or 9 days, all in Photoshop, and as usual without references. But boy, I'm glad I got a new computer. The final file is 800MB, with I don't know how many layers, certainly more than a hundred, at 6400*2700 px.

Here's the steps!
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A quick chick, doodledeedoodledeedoo~ Scraps later probablyyy~


More poopie poop on my muimuimui-infested blog! [link] Nyan nyan.
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I'll keep painting winter scenes until it finally snows :I

Here's something in between a sketch and an actual painting, trying to find a way to be quicker but not lose track of what I'm doing and not sacrifice too much accuracy for speed. Took about 4 hours, all from imagination.

Do check out my blog too. [link]
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Something I did earlier this year. I'm a bit picky with what commissions I accept these days, and this was a fun job since the client gave me a lot of freedom with basically everything.

For Legend of the Cryptids, Copyright Applibot Inc :3
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Hey folks! This is a piece I did for Magic: The Gathering's new Gatecrash expansion.

Follow me on Facebook! :3 ->> [link]
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Another one for Magic: The Gathering :3

Not 100% happy with all of it but I learned a lot while doing it :3
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Hey guys! Here's another illustration I did for the new Magic: The Gathering core set. Meow meow!
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Hey folks! This is a piece I did for Magic: The Gathering's new Gatecrash expansion.

Follow me on Facebook! :3 ->> [link]
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See that girl in the background? You're next, unless you follow me on Facebook!

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Another illustration for Magic: The Gathering's new Avacyn Restored expansion! :3
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Hello there beautiful! Make sure you follow me on Facebook!

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Hey everyone! Long time no see!

This is an illustration I did for Magic: The Gathering's upcoming Avacyn Restored set, it was spoiled this weekend so I can finally show it!

I've been working solo for MtG for about a year now, many more cards on their way that I'll be able to upload sooner or later.

For now I hope this you like. Sorry for the lack of activity recently, I've been pretty busy with work so I don't have a lot of showable personal work. That'll hopefully change too though!


Steps!



See you guys!
Hannes
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Hey everybody! Here's a Kiriban as a small thank you for half a million pageviews :]


This is one for :icondacadaca: who caught the 500,000 and asked me to paint her character Lena. I drifted a bit from the original design, I hope you like it anyways! o_ov


I painted this live by the way, and the recordings are still here on my livestream channel! :) [link] Check them out if you're interested, the whole process is on there.

Aaaand the usual info, PS CS3, no refs, a couple of days, and lots of fun with discussing stuff with friends on the stream :la:



Steps and layered psd file!

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This is the charity collaboration commission for the lovely :icongossymer:, who won our auction by bidding to donate $629.99 to Unicef! Awesome! Thanks again :]

She asked us to show her favorite character, Toph from Avatar, around the age of twenty. Toph is blind and uses her feet to see by sensing vibrations in the earth, so we chose a serene environment, maybe strolling away from people for a second, to where she feels safe enough to put her feet in the water, effectively blinding her. It was a real pleasure to work for her!


It's a collaboration with :iconjanaschi:, I just moved to where she lives, so we did parts of the piece at her place and some at mine! Whoooo!


Some more copy+paste info about the collab, ummm, done over five days in Photoshop, some refs used for the foreground, we usually don't use refs but this was for a client. Ah, and since that question keeps coming up with these collabs, yes we just hung out in real life, painting on the same tablet, just taking turns :] Definitely the most enjoyable way to collaborate!

We hope you like it, steps are here ! -> [link]
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Some Photoshop sketch, WW II kind of sea battle. About 2 hours, no ref :) In the end I screwed up again with all those unnecessary brushes and effects Dx


Hmm, I never know what to write about those speedies :|
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photoshop speedie, 1.5 hours~
just playing with light and shadow.
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Been working on this pretty much whole yesterday and today, it's done for a friendly competition of the amazing ~gabrieldevue, the theme was to show what character you would be in her world. I'm a huge fan of her stuff and this kinda gave me the chance to fuse with it :)

It's much more stylized than the stuff I usually do, no refs used, and the perspective is eyeballed too. Was a lot of fun!

Steps: [link] [link]



Whah, a DD for something this old? I already forgot about this image, but that still makes me happy haha. Thanks a lot $spinegrinder!

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Done for Character of the Week on conceptart.org! Worked on this the whole day.

Elizabeth was quite the interesting person! [link]


Steps and voting here -> [link] No refs used.
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Didn't show this one here, but I want to upload something! It's a collab between the amazing ~AlexPascenko and me, meaning, he did all the linework, and I just colored o_o

You don't get your hands on such delicious lines every day. Check out his stuff, it's mindblowing!!
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4th study.
heavy armor.
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personal work

Home- www.tahraart.com


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Killing some more time.
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Archangel Raphael (regular version)

Commission work I did for "Legend Of The Cryptids" -----
Applibot, Inc. Japan


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