Been working on this on and off for the last few weeks. The inspiration came from this image by Ferdinand Bol. He worked in Rembrandts studio. Just wanted to try and catch some emotion. I tried to polish as much as possible but ran out of steam.
My time available to do this work was reduced considerably in the past few weeks. Working in ink was a great alternative as I could stop and start conveniently. Not very good at imaginative landscapes but it was very easy to work on this one. The frog is a study from a photograph and then something from imagination to get some of it to stick. Still working digitally just nothing to a finished level yet. Its getting towards the end of the year and a little bit of reflection is inevitable. I think I have tried a lot of new things this year , some more successful than others and I have started thinking about next year. I would like to put a bit more focus on training and putting together a portfolio to get some work. More to follow.
Found a post by Jarrod Hasenjager on Artstation where he modeled materials in 3d and put them in environments. Thought some of the images would be useful to do some 2d material studies. The oxidised one was the most fun.