Relying on intuition and imagination to drive my painting means that when they refuse to cooperated, as they are now, I'm pretty much up a creek without a paddle, especially if I don't feel like doing the same pictures over and over again. One way out is to paint old subjects in a different way, in this case by using a small brush and colors I don't usually work with.
A picturesque sunrise above the Alps with view of the Grat Mountain between Diepen and Rophaien. The grass on the mountain slopes appears very soft in the morning light. The contrast between light and shadow accentuates the curved slopes of the Grat very nicely.
Premade background. I'd been trying some many months ago to do a faery/forest type picture but I was never satisfied with it, so I remade it as a stock pic.
Rules: This is unrestricted stock. May be used in prints, on other websites and commercial use too (no need to ask permission first). But please do not use my stock to create other premades/stock. Remember to credit me.
This has to be my best image so far. It's been a really tough couple of weeks for me and I needed to unleash myself. I went through a couple of different elements in the composition while I was painting it, but ultimately settled on this one.
(The purple colours are added, the picture was actually entirely blue-toned due to the whitebalance)
My photos are NOT stock. This means I do not want them to be used in any way. I don't mind them being used as a reference for a drawing/painting though: please visit this link for the rules nelleke.deviantart.com/journal…
This spectacular waterfall was one location top on the list to visit when in Iceland.
Goðafoss waterfall and its surroundings were so very interesting. As someone who is originally from southern Ontario, home of Niagara Falls and Hamilton the waterfall capital of Canada its hard to get excited about waterfalls anymore. It takes a real special one to get my inspiration going.
This one was special.
The landscape when approaching the waterfall looked like a snow desert, no cliff or mountain in sight for water to fall off of. But tucked in over a small hill this gem was hiding.
It was extremely icy around the banks because of the water spray so I was forced to be a bit cautious with my exploring.
After seeing numerous images of these incredible falls, this had to go on our list to visit while in the Pacific northwest. Even though the skies weren't doing anything, the fall colours were rampant down in the canyon below. That, in combination with late afternoon light gave a great opportunity to shoot something a little different to images I've seen of these falls either in big flow, or with great skies. (That's my justification lol, of course I would have loved to have seen this with more flow and more spectacular lighting at dusk!)
Yaay, it's the first major thing I've drawn with my Cintiq 12WX. And it is neat! Yes! *nods* Also, the piece isn't really supposed to take any kind of stance again nuclear power or anything, in fact I'm pretty much a supporter of the stuff. But video game science has taught me that radioactive vaste creates gross (=cool) mutant beasts, and that's what I believe in.
I don't have any work in progress pictures to show of this one, only a crappy pencil sketch and some detail shots of the finished thing. For those who are interested -->Link
Well, sort of It’s been a long time since I felt inspired to do a piece from scratch & i did enjoy doing it. I have used 2 cameras & taken many shot’s with different settings to achieve this one shot, maybe because it’s black it just didn‘t want to focus This is the clearest I could get it.
The design is one of & done with his kind permission [link]
Actual piece measures 16x16.1/2 inches.
Stitches used… for anyone that’s interested. French knots Long & short. Satin (yuk). Stem. Split. Straight.
Time taken..around 80hrs, over around 5mths. Ok… I’m a slow worker