Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods 
Finished the entry of round 2 of Bjornament just in time.  Theme was a musical prompt from Justin Lassen .

I actually prefer the beast in the early WIP but It got away from me.  Next time....
  So there is a week to wait for judging and up against an accomplished adversary Sehf.
In the meantime I am switching back to mostly oil painting for the next few weeks with the hopes of producing a few decent pieces. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018



Finally finished this one.  Was a real struggle as I tried to push the rendering.  This is Valeros from Pathfinder.  
Working on the 2nd round of Bjornament.  Because I wanted to finish the image above I had to delay until this week so just a few days to complete.  Had an idea of what I wanted to do so after afew thumbs I settled on this.  Most of what I want is there so hopefully it wont be quite the struggle the first entry was.  
I have done a few studies to help.  

Bjornament round 2 

Landscape study 15 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lost balloons

After William Holbrook Beard - The Lost Balloon

Portrait Study - Brendan Fraser 

Well got through to 2nd round of Bjornament- squeaked through I think.  
Next round has a music cue.    This will all be about mood so thinking about how to evoke it.  I am still finishing off a piece for my portfolio which is nearly done and I want to leave more time to complete this round.  
So for now her are some studies 
William Holbrook Beard - The Lost Balloon has a dramatic feel to it.  I did another photo study - the lighting and skin tones were the challenge.  Martin Scholeller photo is here.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Arrival of the one

Arrival of the one
Arrival of the one -submitted

As mentioned last week I was getting an entry for Bjornathon.  This is the submitted entry.  I did not leave enough time to get it completed and polished as I think I could have got it.  Even though now I am not thrilled with the composition I decided to go over it again refining details.  This version is closer to the planned final.   Anyway lots learned from this and will carry the learning forward.  Results are announced next Sunday.

Arrival of the one
Arrival of the one