Mandala 1

I’ve done mandalas before, but this was my first completed one using my digital painting software. I love how quick I was able to complete this.

20×20 digital painting

I do have this available as an outline for you to color in yourself. If you do attempt this, I would love to see what you do with it. You can find both the completed painting and the line drawing on my store.

I am also going to be using this video in creating a class on skillshare for using Sketchbook to create mandalas. If you have a different program, it will most likely work just fine. You’ll probably have the same or similar tools in most digital painting programs.

I will definitely make more of these in the future. It was a nice break from my more intense paintings. To make sure you don’t miss any of those or any of my other paintings, make sure to hit the subscribe button. Talk to you next time!

The Red Hood

 

I missed painting on a black canvas, so I chose this painting to work on.  I love the contrast and the ability to play with light when working on a black canvas.  This was a simple yet very satisfying painting to complete.

Red Hood (c)

I wanted the hood to have almost a feeling of fire.  I got this effect through using lots of soft light, hard light, and glow layers.  I also threw in some yellow into the eyes and lips to give the appearance of the hood reflecting from various objects.

I think I’m getting better at making these speed videos.  You’ll have to let me know what you think, and if you want something different from them.

As usual, this painting is available from my store, and the voice over version of this video is available on my patreon.  I’m trying to put together a class, so paintings may be a bit slow for a while, but I’ll let know when that’s complete.  Talk to you next time!

The Water Goddess

I didn’t really like the previous painting I did of this dancer, so I did a new one.  Unfortunately I don’t have the video for this painting due to switch laptops, but I have the painting!

The Water Goddess (c)

This one turned out much better.  I had lots of fun turning the skirt into water.  She is a great dancer and has many wonderful video on YouTube.  I do have this painting available for purchase on my store.

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Wedding Commission

This was a commissioned painting that I did for my sister.  It was such a cute photo and I was so happy to do this for her.  The color pallet is a little different than what I normally do, but it’s what she chose, and I think it turned out beautifully.  It has a very soft and sweet feel to it.

Elizabeth Roy FINAL(c)

In order to keep my colors correct, I started with a monotone black and white painting, and then glazed color over it.  I actually enjoyed this method of painting better than what I had been doing.  So this was very good for me to do.

I hope she enjoys the painting.  I enjoyed painting it.  I love you sis!

If you want a painting done, just head to this page.  If you want to see videos with my voiceover commentary, make sure to visit my Patreon page, and make sure to hit the subscribe button below so you don’t miss anything.  Talk to you next time!

The Blond Woman

The Blond Woman (c)

Here’s my most recent portrait.  I started a new painting method from a commission I did recently, and I really enjoy it.  I do my first layer in monotone black and white and then layer color over it.  This helps me keep the colors how I want and make sure the values are correct.

I’m thinking about repainting a few of my previous paintings now that I have this method figured out.  So keep an eye out for those.  I love the bold colors in this one, which I needed after doing some more muted colors from a recent commission.  This one is available for purchase at my store.

I hope you enjoy this one as much I did.  If you want your own commissioned piece go to this page, and if you want to see videos with my voice over commentary, please go to my Patreon page.  Make sure to hit that subscribe button so you don’t miss out on anything, and I’ll talk to you next time!

Fire Dancer

 

Well, I finally have this one finished!  I have been teaching myself belly dancing.  Everyone needs a hobby.  I’m definitely no where as good as this dancer is, but Magnolia has some good instructional videos for those of you who are interested, but have no knowledge.  She also has a wonderful personality, which makes watching her videos very easy.

Fire Dancer (c)

I learned a lot of painting techniques with this painting.  I really wanted the veils that she was dancing with to be fire, but I was having difficulty painting them.  So I had an idea of using a photo and transforming that into what I wanting.  It ended up being a combination of photo manipulation and painting in order to get the look of flames I wanted.  I also learned more about how different layer settings work.

I’m happy with how it turned out and who know maybe I’ll repaint it later in a few years when I’ve learned even more things!  That could be exciting.

I hope you enjoyed the video!  Don’t forget the contest I have going on for a free portrait.  That ends this Thursday.  Make sure to hit that subscribe button down there so you don’t miss anything here, and I’ll talk to you next time!

Quick Update

Wondering what I’ve been working on?  Well this is the post for you.  I finally put all these paintings into a book and that’s available here.  I’m so happy to have that completed.  It’s been a great journey.  I hope you’ve enjoyed it too!

 

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I’m also almost done with this painting and will be getting the speed painting together for it.

Fire Dancer (c)

I’ve got some ideas going for how I want things to work going forward, but make sure to hit the subscribe button so you don’t miss any information.  Have anything you want to tell me, let me know in the comments bellow.  Talk to you next time!

Seraphina

Here’s the newest painting.  I even have the speed videos for it again.  You guys seemed to enjoy that last time.  I was also thinking of making a very about how you can transfer you traditional painting skills to digital painting.  If you guys would like that, let me know about it in the comments.

Ok.  Here’s the painting.  I had a lot of fun experimenting with layers in this one.

Seraphina (c)
16×20 digital painting

PART 1

 

PART 2

PART 3 [FINAL]

 

I hope you enjoyed this painting as much as I did.  If so, please let me know about it in the comments, and don’t forget to stop by my patreon if you want to see the in progress photos, references, and full length videos of my speed paintings.  And to buy this painting, make sure to visit my store.  I have many options ranging from photo prints to solid metal panels.

Talk to you soon!