Recent Work and New Pet Portraits
Japanese Tranquility Garden – this digital painting was created in Procreate 5X / Apple Pencil. I mocked up about 4 images and a created a collage. I used 16 custom brushes with 6 texture brushes. I plan to create prints of this artwork. [1st picture on right]
Hidden Grotto with Waterfall
Fantasy Digital Painting – This painting, created in Procreate 5X started yesterday as a hidden grotto with a small waterfall running through it. I added a orange koi in the pond, with a Japanese cairn nestled amongst the rocks. And old ancient staircase borders the falls. This painting took 7-8 hrs over 2 days. I used a collection of brushes including rock textures, ghibli brushes, airbrushes and the 6B pencil brush and technical pencil. This could be considered a concept sketch for a computer game.[2nd picture on right]
Painting Jeffrey Ellison – A few days ago, I started on a painting of a friend (Tara Ellison and Jordan Ellison’s) new puppy, “Jeffrey”. He is about 8 weeks old, and is a Neapolitan Mastiff. He is very cute and I simply had to paint him. Tara provided me two different images, so I painted both. Each was painted in both Adobe Photoshop and then exported into Procreate 5X. The fur was a challenge as its a steel grey colour depending on the light. It was fun to paint him (from pictures). He will be a valuable addition to the Ellison family!