FREE Portrait

Portrait Contest

Yes, you read that right.  You have the opportunity to get a free portrait of yourself or a loved one.  This is a $100 value that you could get for free.  So let’s get to the rules.

  1. Make sure you hit the like button on this post.
  2. Share this blog post on your facebook page with the hashtag #SBportrait and make sure to come back here and comment once you’ve done that!  🙂

You have to do all three to qualify and will use an online program to randomly pick the winner.  I want people to be able to see the process behind creating a portrait, and this should make that happen.  You haven until next Thursday the 21st.  Good luck to you all!

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The Butterfly Woman

I finally got the new cord to my tablet!  Yay!  I got to finish the painting I’ve been thinking about FOREVER since my cord broke.  Here it is.

Butterfly Woman (c)
16×20 digital painting

Tada!  I really enjoyed making all the butterflies, especially playing with the different effects of the layers.  I even figured out how to do a screen capture.  So now you have a speed video.  You’re welcome!  If you want the full length version, you got to become a patron, but you can enjoy the speed video for free.

I also just got the postcards for my patrons.  If you want it, you got to go sign up.  And yes, I am trying to bribe you with postcards of my artwork, but hey, you get a new one each month.  Consider it a trade.

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Talk to you later!

Hidden Reflection

Hidden Self
16×20 digital painting

Sorry it’s been a little while, I’ve dealing with a sick household, but look!  There’s a new one.  I think my favorite layer is the glow layer.  I can create interesting effects with that ability.  This was definitely a very involved piece, but I have GLOWING BUTTERFLIES!  Hahaha!  Hopefully you enjoy it.

You can look for the PDF of all my layers and the reference photos on my Patreon page, and this is painting is available at my store.  Leave any thoughts and comments below.  I love hearing what other people see in art!

Butterfly Flame

Therapy
16×20 digital painting

We’re up to number 4 in this series.  This has been fun to create and I’ve been starting to think of how I want to put everything together once I’ve gotten all the pieces out.  What ideas do you guys have?  I’ve been playing with the idea of putting a book together with all of these together along with my thoughts.  What do you think?  What would be something you’d like to have as a way of see all of these together?

As usual, you can buy this at my store, and then look for the reference photos and the PDF of the layers on my Patreon page.  I should have that up early next week!

The Frozen Heart

Frozen Heart
16×20 digital painting

I just got this one completed.  I’m not sure how many I’ll have in this series, but I’m enjoying creating these.  My favorite part of this are the rays of light coming from the heart.  As usual, put your thoughts and guesses in the comments and I’ll have the reference photos and layers up on my Patreon page soon!

Frozen Lady

This one was really frustrating for me.  The raspberry tea that always turned a nice shad of purple for me decided to just go darker and darker shades of blue.  Same paper.  Same brand of tea.  Same mixture, but blue instead of purple.  I grabbed some wine in hopes of saving it.  It turned out ok enough.  It wasn’t what I was going for, but we can just say that she’s frozen under ice and maybe that’ll work.  I’ll have to do a wine painting and see how that turns out.

This one is now available on my storenvy page.

9x12 coffee, tea, and wine painting on 140lbs watercolor paper.  This one was kind of an accidental experiment.  Gotta love those!
9×12 coffee, tea, and wine painting on 140lbs watercolor paper. This one was kind of an accidental experiment. Gotta love those!

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