Jon Foster: Oil PaintingMore Like This
Jon Foster starts an oil painting using his photo reference. Also, he discusses the importance of good research and how to combine several bits and pieces into a working image. Working with traditional oil paints, he gets the painting to a certain level of finish, then produces a high resolution photograph to import into Photoshop. He finishes the painting as a digital image.
Premium Content: Parts I and II
Part 1: Jon starts with his sketchbook for producing quick ideas, and then goes in-depth about the importance of thumbnails, value studies, producing your own reference, and using bits and pieces of found reference for inspiration. Watch as he starts covering his white canvas with an overall tone to produce the beginning of his wet-into-wet image.
Part 2: Continuing the early stages of the image, Jon shows lots of ways to produce marks with paint, using different painting tools. Ha
Where to get started before you can apply for workThere is no such thing as suddenly knowing when you are ready to turn yourMore Like This
passion into your profession. But there is a way of measuring your chances on being
able to get work and eventually sustain a living from it.
Accepting commissions or freelance for low payment won't help you. You can think any penny counts, but it will lower the worth of your work and damage the market.
How to measure that you are ready?
You probably have high goals, but they are usually not your first step. You must search out the clients who can be that first step. Often found in the card game industry, book cover illustrations and smaller game company's.
Look at the artwork shown by a company such as the card game company: Fantasy Flight games. Compare your skills with the average of their artworks. If it matches yours, you will have a chance. However, keep in mind that those artworks had been done in a limited timeframe, usually within 12 hour