This week I've gotten the opportunity to work with some students and introduce them to digital painting. This is the final result of the demo we've been working through.
Since I got back into digital painting this week, I thought I'd go back and attempt to do a study of my favorite actor, Claude Rains. For whatever reason, I've always had a lot of difficulty with any attempts to draw/paint him. This is the first time I've done a Claude Rains study that looks remotely like him!
This is an interesting piece. I was really excited to get a watercolor sketchbook for Christmas, and we were going up to Yosemite to ice skate, so I thought I'd try some landscape painting. Once we were up in Yosemite, though, I realized I had remember to bring almost everything. I had the brushes, the book...but I had neglected to bring actual paint. I remembered that someone had told a story about painting with chocolate, so I rounded up everyone's leftover tea, coffee, and hot chocolate. It had a different set of challenges, but I'm still really pleased with the work.