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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

More Digital Paintings From The Archive

In my last post I shared a number of my old digital paintings that I'd found while going through a decades worth of old files on my trusty computer.

Today I'll share a few more —  some that were finalized and others that were (still are?) "works in progress."

It's been interesting to look back through my own work — hope you enjoy the trip too!

Anywho — here are a few oldies in no partic'lar order:

Wasp Photo Study - Copyright 2012 - Jephyr! - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^  I found a GREAT macro-photograph of a wasp and set about digitally painting it.  The wasp's head was in sharp focus in the original photo — but the photographer had artfully used bokeh or depth of field — "the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens" on the wasp's body.

At first I was tempted to paint the image as it was in the photo and then the idea of adding some other kind of body came to my mind.

I tried a few different options but when I began painting the tux (using a photo reference) it just felt right.

Hairless Cat Photo Study - Copyright 2012 - Jephyr! - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^ Someone posted a GREAT portrait of a hairless cat I used as a ref to paint this study.

Thank you photographer-person!  It's an EXCELLENT image.

BTW — as I wrote in my last post — if you know the photographer for any of the references I used for any of these images — please let me know in the comments or by email — and I can add a credit and link to them if they'd like.

Dragon Concept Close Up View - Copyright 2012 - Jephyr! - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^  I created and digitally painted the dragon above first and slowly expanded out from that as you can see in the next image/view of it below.

One day while working it — I was zoomed in a bit and kinda liked the close-up view you see above as well.

BTW — I added the yellow/orange moon long before the we saw the series of Blood Moons a few years back — but I liked the effect it had on the painting and later it took on a more symbolic meaning as well.

Joel 2:31: “The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the Lord comes” 

Copyright 2012 - Jephyr! - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^ Though this Dragon painting still remains in the "works in progress" file — I like the idea enough "some day" I might get back to it and finish it off.

Copyright 2012 - Jephyr! - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^  Had a client a few years ago who I did a book illustration for — an ant character — and did this digital painting study in preparation for that using an incredible macro-photo as a reference.


Thanks for stopping by.

See ya again soon..........

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