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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

UVU Demo

Last post I showed a few studies for a demo I was scheduled to do at Utah Valley University. I am back and today I will show how the painting progressed and eventually turned out. 


Digital Color Comp 

Drawing on paper
9 x 15 



Detail and Final Adjustments

I didn't get to the Detail and Final Adjustment stage in the demo because I am slow.  This piece is relatively simple, but even still it ends up taking a little over 30 hours for me to finish. (Which was too long for the students because they apparently have other, non-art-related classes they are forced to go to.)  

I will repeat Lesson #2 from the lecture: Draw all of the time.  Especially in your non-art-related classes. 

The lecture itself went well and only once did technology stab me in the back. (I'll get you Bill Gates if it's the last thi..)  
No, really it was great. Nobody got shot or mauled or anything. I wish that every time I go speak in public it could go as smoothly.  

It was a ton of fun and I hope to get the chance to visit again in the future.


  1. I actually do think my favorite is the Color stage. Something about the softness seems more appealing to me for the soft qualities that the girl posses. (But hey, the artist knows best!)

    This piece reminds me of the AWOL "Resistance with Zombies" blog posted work. The girls share those similar pixie qualities.

    Anyhow, wonderfully done!

  2. Beautiful work, I have a question was this done entirely in traditional paints or were the final touches digital??

    I asked this question on the Muddy Colors blog but being that its a busy blog I figured I'd copy and paste it on your personal blog.

  3. Hi Aseph,
    Thanks for the re-copy, I missed the other one.
    This piece was done digital (CS5) over pencil.

  4. I see, man you guys are amazing! I think I'll be happy If I were to obtain your skill or at list a step or two below it haha!

    Again nice work throughout your entire blog!

  5. It was an honour to see you work! And the zombie advice was very much needed!

  6. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the palette.

  7. Completely stunning. Your blog is so good. Very very nice.

  8. How do you get it to be so clean, in the color stage. Whenever I try to make it look clean and precise it always turns out slopy. Is it a photo shop thing, because I don't have photoshop (not yet a least).

  9. Hi Aedan,

    It's not so much a photoshop thing. Mostly it's just studying how the masters did it and then practice, practice, practice.

  10. Very sensitive work.
    Thank you for sharing and for the steps. It's always very interesting to see how other artists manage their pictures.

  11. Fantastic; initially, I overlooked the great work in the cloth folds. Excellence.