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    such amazing oil paintings and studies from life, very inspiring


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    Another piece for Illuxcon Elric of Melnibone 36 x 24 inches, oil on canvas digitally enhanced

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    I love this last one. I've only read one of the Elric books so I don't know the character very well, but I like your interpretation of him.

    I'm curious to know if the detailing on the throne arms is traditional or digital, and I love the different colours on his robe. Fantastic stuff.

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    Candra,
    Thanks for asking. The details on the arms are digital in this iteration, I am in the process of painting them on traditionally. It was a last minute digital add to the photo of the oil and I've decided to keep it for the original. The digitals are now my preliminaries for the traditional paintings. So the usual working method is pencil thumbs, digital thumbs, digital mock-up and then the oil painting, digital tweaks and then final traditional. The digital study allows me to test drive ideas without too much trouble but I still like having a painting at the end of the process so I still physically paint them too.

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    I had an idea they were digital but only because getting that level of detail traditionally would be, well... difficult, lol. But since you're also doing it traditionally, wow. I must see it when it's finished.

    Just out of curiosity. How labour intensive and time consuming is the oil version?

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    Yeah that level of detail is difficult so I have simplified the design some I will post later. The painting was the easy part and took three days, the drawing took a day, the arm designs will be another one or two days total to add but only because I made it more difficult for my self by not figuring that out in the preliminary stages. So week total for the oil painting. Working out the lighting, pose, angle of view and designs of the throne and sword took probably three weeks total off and on between other commitments. So a month of work in this painting from blank page to finish.

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    Absolutely splendid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaint View Post
    Yeah that level of detail is difficult so I have simplified the design some I will post later. The painting was the easy part and took three days, the drawing took a day, the arm designs will be another one or two days total to add but only because I made it more difficult for my self by not figuring that out in the preliminary stages. So week total for the oil painting. Working out the lighting, pose, angle of view and designs of the throne and sword took probably three weeks total off and on between other commitments. So a month of work in this painting from blank page to finish.
    Cool thanks. I hear you about the initial idea work taking the most time. It's what they say I guess. "It's all in the preparation", lol.

    Really looking forward to seeing the final version of this. Good luck with those arms!

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    Updated image without any digital enhancments
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    a couple of ideas I have for paintings with crystals in them these are finished digitals; next will be to paint them in oils for Illuxcon
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    These were demo paintings I did for two different groups.
    The house is 24 x 30 painted for a group of 120 students from George Mason painting time was 3 hours from blank canvas to finish. The landscape was 12 x 16 painted for a private group on an estate that overlooks the largest Calvary battle of the civil war at Brandy Station. I sold the painting to a historian in attendance and donated the proceeds to the Piedmont Environmental Council which hosted the party and protects sites for perpetuity of historical importance in the Virginia Piedmont.
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    Oh, more goodies. Cool!

    Love the updated Elric piece. The throne works brilliantly, and I especially like how you caught the light playing through the red glass.

    The crystal paintings are great. I like the first one best, though not sure why exactly. Something to do with the light in the space scene reading strangely. But then, those kind of scenes always read odd to me because I cant get my head around the black sky, lit foreground thing. I need to work my imagination muscles more I think.

    And lovely landscapes as always. Thanks for sharing and I hope you post more soon.

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    Your work is so masterful. There is such a beautiful sense of light in your paintings. Very inspiring!
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    Fantastic work. I have a question, do you need to know how to do traditional paintings before starting digital? Because i was never much of a traditional painter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexTLe View Post
    Fantastic work. I have a question, do you need to know how to do traditional paintings before starting digital? Because i was never much of a traditional painter.
    you don't need to, but I think it goes faster and you learn better starting with traditional tools and then moving to digital.

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