Monday, January 10, 2011

Friends of Cupid

Here is a painting I recently finished which will be available as a print soon. As per usual, I started this image with a series of conceptual thumbnails and a preliminary sketch on standard 8.5x11" bond paper.

Once satisfied with the comp, I transferred the drawing to a sheet of Rives BFK via light box and toned the paper with thin washes of acrylic.

I then scanned the drawing into Photoshop and painted it digitally, first working out the flats and values in a typical layer structure, then pushing and pulling until it popped.

The final image:


Saphron said...

Love love LOVE the picture (painting? drawing?). Thanks for taking us through the process. I really wish I were like 1/100th as prolific as you!