well my latest digital hand painting of the two F15's has gone down well but my word that was a difficult one. The original F-15 was it's original dark grey color which to me just didn't pop enough. After a lot of thought i decided to give it my own custom camouflage which turned out to be one of the hardest parts to paint. Even though at one point I thought about scrapping the idea I decided to keep at it and once finished was pleased i had. The Eagles once finished came out beautifully and all the hard work was definitely worth it. Hope everyone enjoys the painting of the two F-15's as much as i enjoyed painting it.. Rob :)
I was asked recently from a fellow photographer friend if i would attempt to paint one of his images of a Tornado. Never trying to paint something like this i decided to give it a go. After some serious time and effort i can honestly say i surprised even myself. The painting came out beautifully. It is safe to say that this is another field of subject that i am quite comfortable painting... A big thank you to my friend Ken (Aviation Prints) for the opportunity to paint it..
I was lucky enough to be allowed to photograph the beautiful staircase in the wonderful Oakwood House in Maidstone today and this is one of the images from that trip. I have to say it is a stunning place set in a beautiful park and school complex. If you have never seen it i would definitely suggest taking a look as this wonderful old building.
When it came to painting this picture of the famous actor and Martial Artist Tony Jaa i did not expect the smoke or dragons breath to be so time consuming. The entire painting was based on an original photograph of Tony Jaa but in the end it proved to be a very time consuming piece of work indeed. Approximately 8 hours in total with around halt than for just the smoke. In the end however i managed to pull it of and create an almost identical painting to the original image but obviously with my own take on it. Entitled "DRAGONS BREATH" and painted in CS6 using a graphic tablet.
I have to admit i am surprised by the sheer response to my latest work. The cheeky and fun paintings are becoming rather popular with clients and i am now getting all kinds of requests from people wanting my paintings of them doing some cool and funny things. I suppose it is something new and different from the norm and it does make a nice refreshing change to paint something like this now and again..
Well after such a busy few weeks it was nice to have the day to myself where i could just enjoy myself and play around with some new techniques and equipment in the studio. My recent image was created from 4 photographs. One of the smoke which was created by back lighting lots of cigarette smoke and then 3 individual shots of myself which were all merged together in CS6 to create this fun image..