Hi everyone, got some new stuff. Recently I got involved in a youth art exhibition and a thing called Art Wars which is a live competition between artists in front of an audience. I wanted to display some of my work but I didn't really have any finished paintings that I was able to use so with three days left I started painting. I was a bit stressed out over painting in front of a live audience and didn't know what I was going to paint.
Anyhow, here's the six paintings I did for the exhibition. Click to open the 1920x1080 version.
And lastly is the painting I did for Art Wars. It was done in 60 minutes while projected onto a wall along with the other artist's work (http://gingerkellystudio.deviantart.com/). Going into it I pretty much had no idea what I was going to paint except for the rough shape of the road, but it turned out well.
Edit: See the time-lapse over here: http://ljfhutch.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/path-painting-timelapse.html
In this tutorial I go over how I integrate 3D elements into a 2D concept/illustration.
This process involves taking a sketch of the object and using it to model the design in a 3D application. A simple greyscale render is then used in Gimp/Photoshop above set to multiply which creates the lighting and form.
Points of interest:
* Can speed up the painting process, especially for simple designs easily created in 3D.
* Results in crisp paintings.
* Frees up the mind to concentrate on design.
* Is a good guide.
* Creates very good perspective.
This is the first painting I've done for a while that isn't a study or something project related. To be fair it's "kind of" a study (indirect reference, painted only using a hard round brush and a leaf brush you can see on the left), but it's refined and presentable enough. Click for 1080p.