Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Work In Progress

A Fine Form. I got an Earworm

Not many step by step stuff on this one.

This is a hard pose so I used a picture as a reference.

Back Again!

Well I went on hiatus as an artist to study machining. I graduated back in Oct 2012 and I am a certified machinist now. Funny thing is I still work as an artist for a machining company. My work is less than 1 mile away from my house so I found that I have more time to make art. Awesome! I don't have to waste time on driving through LA traffic.

Ok, so I have been cranking some art lately and here are some step by step stuffs:

Initial sketch done on my iPad using Sketchbook Pro
Quick greyscale study
Painting begins
changed the background to a lighter scheme to simplify the composition
and here is the finished painting. "Lucy Miner and her Diner Nightmare"

Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Painting of the Year

Not really part of Beauties and Beasties but this is a tradition for me - The Last Painting of the year. Before the year is over, I try to create one more artwork. Sometimes they are just doodles but this year I decided on doing an oil painting.

I do have a slightly different style when painting in oil...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Art in Progress

I don't have a title for this one yet - as a matter of fact, I don't even have a clue where this is going....

"Monkey Wrench Wench"

Done! What do you know? I actually added elements in the painting that kinda made sense... To me anyway.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Ok so here is my painting process from start to finish... Remember that if you are going to paint something, make sure there is more to the piece than prettiness. It's great if you have the skill but if your work does not say anything then what is the point? Checkout this guy's work: http://bnolin.deviantart.com. Amazing skills! I wish I can paint like that but what else is there after the audience get past the skill of the artist?
Initial sketch
Refining the sketch and the idea
Let's start shading!
I pasted a picture in the painting for reference since the arm position in the picture is similar.
More shading and color...

Background is added. I wanted a farm type scene. Desolate and sparse.
The face on the original painting is not working out so let's use a pictures for reference.
More detail is added. I decided to turn the setting to sunset so you know that dark is coming soon.
Just adding more details, shading and athmosphere. The barbwire is created by painting a section of it and then using the stamp tool to copy and then warping it.
Props are added.
Oh now she is wearing a top! It does not make sense to fight vampires topless right?
I also added some fog to the scene for extra creepiness and to separate the foreground from the background better.
Finished! I cropped the image a little for better composition.
What is she pointing at?