Monday, 20 July 2015

Dutch Master Continued

I'm still working on this. I was going to try to use some photo texture for the pants but the limitations of using Photoshop Elements 12 made it impossible to make it look good so I used a painted texture instead.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Dutch Master Lighting

I worked a bit on this painting trying to improve the lighting and making the jacket look more glossy. I probably could push the lighting further. The face could use some more refinement so I may still keep working on this.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Dutch Master Painting

I  added some details and texture to this painting. I'm not completely happy with it but I think I'll call it finished. I like the character and pose but I need a bit more practice with creating surface texture.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Dutch Master WIP

Here is where I'm at so far with my Dutch Master character. It is still a work in progress but I think I'm getting close to finishing it. I'm really getting more comfortable with digital painting now.

Sunday, 17 May 2015

John Brocke Exhibit at the Glenbow

If you are going to be in Calgary between June 6 and September 13, go and have a look at my uncle, John Brocke's paintings at the Glenbow Museum.
John was a great artist and a great guy. His artwork is stunningly beautiful. My favourite paintings of his are John, Dovey, and John and Sojourners.
To really appreciate his work you have to see his paintings in person. I once heard him say that he wanted people to enjoy his paintings both from at a distance and from just a couple of inches from their face. Many of the paintings are quite large but they are painted in a very detailed way using tiny brushstrokes.