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!

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!

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!

Megaman Painting and Fan Art Issues

So I spent yesterday painting a 5×7 inktense painting of Megaman for my husband’s birthday.  First, it was hard to do because of how small it was, but I wanted it that small so he could take it to work.  It was difficult keeping myself out of the camera.  My next problem was the paper, while the soft press I normally work with is great for how I paint, I didn’t allow for the smoothness and tiny detail that I wanted.  If I was to do it over again, I would probably choose a hot press paper.  Those of you who have followed me for any length of time know that this not something I typically paint so painting smooth shiny metal was an interesting experience.  Overall I think it turned out pretty well.

Now for the issues of doing fan art.  The general rule is that it’s ok as long as you’re not making money off it.  You’re basically painting a copyrighted image that someone else created.  Yes, you painted that one, but the original artist spent time creating the character.  Some artists can be very protective of their work.  Other brands will create a whole page for fan art of their work.  So just be careful with it, and don’t sell any of it.

I’m not selling this one since it’s fan art and it’s for my husbands birthday, but you can enjoy the video of it.  Sorry my hand takes up so much space.  🙂  The speed video is at the top and the full length video is available on my Patreon page.

Megaman X (c)
5×7 inktense on Fabriano Artistico 300lbs soft press watercolor paper

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