Can't believe it's the end of 2011, I feel like this year flew by. I enjoyed this year, moved to a new place in the world, joined a great studio and shipped a pretty rad game (40K space marine). I hope that 2012 is good year for everyone and thanks for checking out my work and leaving comments. Thanks again and happy new year folks.
Studies the top one is a Richard Schmid, I really love that paining. I tried to replicate the brushstrokes as best as I could. He (like many Masters) has a effortless look to his brush strokes, almost as if his brushed danced around the canvas. I admire that look and strive to have all my paintings look that effortless. However effortless is far from how a painting like that is accomplished.
The second is a photo study just like the way it looked and the reflective light on the rock.