I just got my latest copy of ImagineFX Magazine (Issue #55, April 2010) and I am excited to see my artwork and profile featured in it. I am now sharing it with you guys. Made my day! ^_^
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Digital Painting of Celebrity: Justin Hartley
My digital painting portrait of celebrity, Justin Hartley. Justin plays Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) in the TV series Smallville. It's one of my favorite TV shows. Never thought would this painting take me so long (almost a whole month on and off) to finish. Accuracy and details are what I was after. My eyes are sore from staring at this too long. Maybe it's my LCD screen. I need a better monitor :p
It's been a while since I've drawn male profile portraits. This is actually the first time I painted it digitally and I'm pretty happy with the result. I put in my time for all those details and colors as I wanted to make it perfect. What frustrated me most was the shading around the face. I've tried to get it as smooth as possible. Gawd, it was so messy looking (from the WIP images)!
In my technique, I first started with a rough sketch using photo reference (here). Next, blocking in colors, which is the easiest part. Then added in the highlights. I've been experimenting with different opacity and using the dodge/burn a lot. And not to forget to mention a whole lot of mixing colors. Strands of hair using my custom brushes.
Justin plays Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) in the TV series Smallville. It's one of my favorite TV shows.
Work In Progress view (I had more of the step-by step screenshots, but I lost my files):
Floral Photography: Carnations, Daisies, and Lilies
Hurray! Spring is just around the corner. The flowers are blooming and the sunshine is nice! Still a little bit cold though. I get bad allergies, but it doesn't stop me from taking good photographs. Here are a few shots of the beautiful flowers from the garden. More coming soon so check back for an update.
HotPrints is a web-to-print publishing group. They specialize in producing high quality print books. If you sign up, you can make a free photo book each month. Shipping and handling are also free! Offer only valid for delivery to USA, UK and Canada. There are some ads/coupons to share with your friends in the middle, but those could be easily removed.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Earlier this month, I have become part of the group DesigningDivas (and DesigningDudes) team on DeviantArt Community. I have been accepted as a moderator to help out. Please bare with us as we are currently undergoing some maintenance and organizing in the group. I'm in the process of organizing their gallery folders and keeping everything consistent.
Hi Guys! Sorry for the lack of update. I guess I have been busy... ok, I admit I have been lazy. If you have been following me on my other blogs, I keep an update there more often since more stuff happen with other things.
I haven't been doing a lot of cooking nowadays. It's either easy stuff or just baking frozen prepped food. Here I thought I'd share what I have cooked before. I'm gonna make a meal today so I will be posting that in a bit.
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