Friday, September 24, 2010

One Angry Ape

Another all digital painting. If you look close enough you can see what image I used as my reference. I usually go slightly in my own direction but try to keep the image true to the reference. I want to start making my own color decisions, I think it would help the pieces I've done over-all. The more I do these, the faster I get. It's funny because I find myself doing more and more what my teacher's have told me to, only at the time it didn't make sense or feel comfortable. This may also be used as a cover or promo for "Ape Chronicles" the official magazine of the International Planet of the Apes fan club.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

In loving memory

This piece is a lot different from all my other pieces. I put a lot more emotion into it, and almost felt something greater spirited me through it. This is another digital painting done totally in PS, but this one was done as a gift for my Grandparent]s 50th Anniversary. It's a portrait of my late Uncle Bruce. My Uncle Bruce is my Mother's baby brother and my God-father. Unfortunately he passed away almost three years ago, very tragically. Everyone in my family took the death hard, especially my Grandparents,  my mother, and my Uncle Jeff. I knew I wanted to do a portrait of him for my Grandparents but was just waiting for the right time. With this special occasion I knew it was the right time. I had it framed and matted, and presented it to them yesterday. They loved it and it has become my sentimental favorite. I look forward to doing more portraits like this one, but I know no other would mean as much as this one. Uncle Bruce, I miss you and look forward to seeing you again.