This is the first demo for my “Epic Skies” tutorial series which is a part of my digital painting course called The Magic Box.
My friend Stephen and I were out for an evening walk-n-talk a few weeks ago. The sunset was amazing so we started looking for a higher vantage point. We turned a corner and spotted a football stadium on the campus of a nearby community college.
We hurried, trying to make it to the stadium before we missed our opportunity to see the sunset from the top of the stadium. Every door and gate was locked so, like the rule-bending high school kids we were twenty years ago, we jumped the fence and climbed to the top of the stadium.
As I hope you can see from the painting, the view was well worth the effort.
This was painted from a photo I took with my iPhone. I tried to keep the painting very loose and emotional without sacrificing a thoughtful design. Look at the high-res version to examine the brush strokes.
The brushes I used for this painting will soon be available on my website.