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Train Station Arrival – Digital Painting

This was my first full attempt at a digital painting after years of painting with oil paints. It was also my first real attempt at moving away from my older subject matter of miniature people into the historical vein I’m interested in now. Photoshop CS3, Intuos 4, 2012

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July 24th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Train Station – Early Digital Painting Sketch

This was an early test of combining a 3d model with a photograph for reference. Instead of working from photographs only, I wanted to test my digital painting skills and my 3d modeling. Original figure reference is from an old Time Magazine photo of a soldier during WWII. Photoshop CS3, Intuos 4 + Google Sketchup

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July 23rd, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Steam Train Locomotive 3d Model – Clay Render in Blender

I love old steam train locomotives, always have. Since my story will feature a railroad tycoon, I decided to try and model a 3d train engine. It gave me a chance to have a point of reference for future scenes and also to understand the mechanics of the machine. This is the clay model I […]

July 22nd, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Henry Clay Frick – Drawing of an American Tycoon

 

My digital sketch of American tycoon Henry Clay Frick. Character inspiration for the new painting series. Photoshop CS6.

 

 

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July 21st, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments

Welcome to Autumn – Antique Book Design

Welcome to Autumn, my newest project, is a fictional story about a small town in Virginia, told through drawings and paintings. This 3d render of a fictional antique book is an illustrated history of the town starting back in the 1870’s.

 

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July 15th, 2014|Blog, Welcome to Autumn|0 Comments