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Slick Cam at Thomas Point by Belote-Art Slick Cam at Thomas Point by Belote-Art
Thomas Point Lighthouse is a historic screw-pile lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, MD. The term "slick cam" is used by the local waterman meaning "slick calm" i.e. no waves. I wanted the painting to look serene, and to "pop" with bright color. Artistic license was used to achieve this.
The original file of this was intended to be printed at 30"x40" and still remain sharp. I think I achieved my goal.
This took around 60 hours or so, all in Painter X with an Intuos 3. I referenced about 30 photos of the lighthouse from all angles and heights but can't say either one was a model for mine. I used the raw dimensions of the structure scaled for the layout. The rocks are totally made up, the boat is from a photo of mine. The birds are all from stock (links below).
I'm having fun messing around with different backgrounds on this, so there may be another upload.
Critiques are requested. I have been studying the digital art of Stephen Harlan (harlaneditions.com) lately, and am aiming for the same effect he gets with his work.
Stock Images for birds:
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hari64 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This picture is just perfect!
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Belote-Art Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ebongrave Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Hi there! I just critiqued your great piece through Rising-Artists. :) you can find your critique here [link]
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Belote-Art Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the critique! I appreciate you taking the time to check my work out.
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RAtakol Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Many thanks for using my photo on ur beautifull work:heart:
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HeauTou Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
What a wonderfull calm place !
Superb colors & efficient symetry...
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Belote-Art Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I appreciate it. I just uploaded a modified version where I modified the reflected color of the lower sky.
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VampsStock Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wow :wow: this looks really good, thanks for the link =D
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Belote-Art Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. Thanks for supplying the seagull stock.
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