My grandfather and I are very close and speak on an almost daily basis. He lives down in Florida and has since I was about nine years old or so. He has always been very supportive of my passion for art and is always constantly amazed at what I can do. Recently I've started to practice and get better at these digital paintings I've been doing. He's seen all of them and has no idea how they are done. He can't comprehend how it's possible to do something like this on the computer. I know he really would like to see the process so he can begin to understand the way I do things like this. Everything on photoshop is foreign to him, from a tablet down to color selection and brush types.
He's a long time lover of all things airplanes and lighthouses. Because he has show such support for me I thought I'd challenge myself and try to do a lighthouse for him. This one I like to say is more of a sketch then a final tight painting. It took me about four hours time in total and I am very happy with the results. He was blown away by it so I feel like my job is done. Seeing how happy he was makes the whole thing worth it.