Friday, September 28, 2012

Sketch Of The Day | 28 09 2012

Busy month and not much opportunities to paint. Here is today's speed painting 1.5 h on top of a plate by Jitu ( original photo: ).Painted in Photoshop.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MPC Alien Cloudscape Results

The competition on has been finalized. The 3 winners can be viewed here:
I have received a Honorable Mention which is always a positive sign that my work was noticed.

Here is a link to the 4k full resolution image for the interested:

I've been very busy last few weeks due to our move back to Australia. Soon some new paintings will appear here.

Monday, September 3, 2012

MPC Alien Cloudscape - Final Submission on

After countless hours I finally reached a point where I can't take this any further. I made a list of improvements and tried to troubleshoot my painting. There was around 10 elements which I worked on. They included:

1. Improve foreground clouds of the rings above the cumulonimbus formations
2. Add cirrus clouds on the upper levels as indicated in the concept
3. Improve air flow impression ( add another layer of lower consistency clouds )
4. Emphasise more natural look, storm air spinning feel
5. Add color variety throughout , try varies hues and add to the horizon line color diversity
6. Reduce highlights

I tried to follow the concept art as close as possible and introduced my ideas where there was some space left for creativity.

This was very difficult painting to create and I am happy I pushed myself to do it. The lessons learnt here will definitely pay off in the future. Results coming up in a week or so.