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Here I am just starting the painting of Erin I previously posted so you can see what the early stage of an oil painting looks like.
I start by blocking in some tone to work off of, and the main shapes and colors of the facial skin tones. I then work on my shadows into that tone, and build them up until I feel they are right and then put the highlights in. I go back after that and add more dark accents and final details.
I work very generally to specifically not being afraid to make mistakes because I can fix them as I work.
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Here is a 7 x 10 inch watercolor I did for my Publisher John Fleskes, on my last visit to his place. I started in terra cotta pencil and finshed off in watercolors. John was kind enough to scan the piece when I had finished the drawing, so you can see both stages. There will also be a time lapse film of this some time soon, as the whole 3 hour process was filmed as I worked.
I have a big painting in NY right now at Arcadia Fine Arts- SoHo. If you are in the area and want to see a grea group show check it out! The whole show is available now for viewing on the Arcadia web site - Just go to the "Exhibitions" area and Choose "SoHo" you will be able to scroll through all the works available!
Here is a short narrated video of me sketching in oil on canvas. The painting is about 9 x 12 inches and was painted in about 2 hours. The oils were thinned wth a medium of 1 part stand oil to 5 parts turpentine, and occasionally thinned with just turpentine.
Another recent World of Warcraft trading card game painting from the icecrown citaldel raid pack is of Lady Sylvanas. I actually don't know if it is possible to fire 3 arrows at once, but I tried to make it look convincing. She does have red eyes and blue skin, and that is not entirely real either...
My sketches for this painting were a little more developed than I usually do, and I like some of the other ideas enough to paint them as well some day. The focus of this painting centers around the action of shooting arrows, so most of them attempt to emphasize this. I think I enjoy action more than I realized before I had done this painting, and hopefully will do more in future!
I have been doing a series of paintings for Blizzard's World of Warcraft trading card game. A new set called "Icecrown Citadel" has just been released so I can show the images of the cards! The first painting is of "Blood Queen Lana-thel" She is a giant vampire queen in the game- they also have used my painting as the main image for her on the online wiki- lucky me!
Prints of the painting will also be available at Comicon this year!
Below are the sketches for possible compositions (left image). After Blizzard chose a sketch, more detailed sketches of the chosen figure for the painting were done. I try to work out the anatomy and face of the figure in enough detail before hand so I am not slowed down with trying to work out the details when I am painting.
Here, the first shot shows the dark and light sides of the figure blocked in, as well as starting to add flat areas of color in the hair and stockings. The background color and pattern is also finished here, and the drawing corrected a bit with the cream color as I filled it in.
The second image shows an adjusted and darkened skin tone as well as all of the basic colors in the center of the picture blocked in. next I'll move to block in the border colors and then go back into the center panel and make all the finishing touches.
In the first image is a color sketch I have done on top of the drawing from the last post- I just scan the drawing and paint over in photoshop until I get the colors I am looking for. You need a good printer to use this technique for traditional painting. This is because the printout has to be exactly the same as the sketch on the monitor, or it is of no use.
Here I have transferred the drawing to my painting surface. I am painting on Rives BFK paper that has been gessoed white, and then a wash of brown oil has been applied and allowed to dry. I do the drawing in hard colored pencil, and then start to block in the shadows with oil.
Here's more images of the artwork that will be available at the show in Paris! The first is pencil and enamel, and the second is oil on Rives BFK.
The work will be available from Galerie Daniel Maghen at: www.danielmaghen.com sometime around November 5th. -More to come!