Just picked up Xing: The Land Beyond on PS4 and am seriously loving these Myst vibes 🤩

Quick digital painting inspired by a neighbor’s lamppost in the snow, which always makes me think of Narnia.

Study of a photo I took of the beagle channel, with the rowboat and the foreground basically made up. This was a fun one, and one of my better attempts at smooth blending in gouache.

That last Steven Universe episode has me feeling a lot of feelings. One of those is: more of Connie and her awesome new sword please.

Seascape in gouache. Really loving this aquabord, the roughness of the surface makes it easier to blend colors smoothly. And I find I work better with the small size, I don’t fuss too much over the details.

A little She-Ra fan art—really enjoyed the new series so far, especially the relationship between these two. Where’s that season 2 announcement, Netflix? 😃

Busting out the airbrush again! My wife said this looks like Steven Universe fan art, which wasn’t intentional but I’m having a hard time arguing with.

A little winter landscape in gouache. This was going to be a study for a larger oil painting but I kinda like it as is 😊

This was done on 6x6 aquaboard, which I’m really loving for water-based paints! Not too expensive and absolutely no buckling or distorting.

Finished another page for my comic about my ongoing misadventures with raccoons in my back yard. Still bad at the suburbs!

My Bob Rossing has produced a finished painting! I’m happy with this one 😀 Some facts:
- Oil on canvas
- 18 x 24 in
- My 2nd finished oil painting ever
- Not actually based on a Bob Ross video
- Not the Bob Ross method (he does wet on wet, this is mostly wet on dry)
- Loosely based on a bad photo I took of a print in a doctor’s office
- The cloud shadows on the foreground trees were a happy accident
- Taking pics of shiny oil paintings is hard

2018. This year felt like a real leap forward for me artistically—I don't think I've produced this much artwork purely for enjoyment since I was in grade school, and it was really gratifying to watch my skills improve in real time. I've still got a ton to learn, but I'm more excited than ever to keep learning. Thanks for checking out my art, everyone! Here's to an awesomely creative 2019 :D

When you have a set of oil paints and some nice big canvases that you got for Christmas, it’s time to do some Bob Rossing.

Trying to get out of my comfort zone by doing more portraits, and this was the first I’d done in gouache in a while. Turned out decent, although I still need a lot more work! I’m going to look around for good life drawing workshops. This was based on an online image that I haven’t been able to find attribution for.

A little master study of a YouTube gouache demonstration by Yasser Fayad, with a number of my own added elements. It took a lot to resist adding a castle or dragon but I did it 💪

youtu.be/NDCujDTQw4E

Fan art for Naomi Novik’s excellent Spinning Silver. Can’t really explain what’s going on without huge spoilers so read it if you haven’t already! 😀

A little digital sketch for an oil painting in progress. The sketch is actually partly a photo of the painting as I have it so far—I was impatient and tried to start without a preliminary sketch and it became clear very quickly that this was not going to go well 😛

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