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Basalt Island Digital Painting Study Part 2

January 13, 2016

Digital Art

I’ve added more detail to my basalt island study. I tried different techniques to getting in the myriad imperfections on the rock face – from using a textured brush to putting on each imperfection one stroke at a time. I found that putting on one stroke at a time gave more realistic results but was really time consuming!


Basalt Island Digital Painting Study Part 1

January 7, 2016

Digital Art

I wanted to learn how to paint basalt so I’m doing a basalt island study using this photo from Getty Images as a reference. I am deliberately not using the eye dropper tool to sample colours from the photo reference but instead I’m practicing guessing the colours myself. Using the trick of starting out on a small canvas, first I…


Tried out a glazing technique where I applied acrylic paint in many translucent layers.

Over a year ago I was asked to do a painting during a church service. I failed to finish during the service so finished it off over the next year or so. Acrylics on canvas 30inches x 24inches.
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Forging A Figure Drawing Process