TECHNIQUE: Part 1of 2
The artwork you see on this website appears to be have been created using traditional artist materials and techniques. Well, yes and no. Traditionally speaking, everything was created by hand, stroke for stroke, but I have replaced my sable brush with an electronic brush and a pressure sensitive tablet.
I start with the usual “idea in my head” then start sketching loosely. Being I’m working very realistically I search out visual references. Next I open up a blank canvas in my 3D modeling application and start the (wireframe) sculpting process, many of the objects in my paintings start off this way. They are brought into a virtual scene and I start arranging the composition. These wireframe objects are then colored and textured . Once in the scene I’m able to view them as well as thier environment in 360 degrees. I can test out many variations searching for the just right composition. After I’m happy with the composition I can light the scene, this is where it really becomes interesting and the advantage of this method becomes apparent.
Wireframe Close Up
Shapes Exist in 360 degrees