Thursday, August 25, 2011

Small Demo

Tough act to follow with Greg’s post. Absolutely fantastic.
Here’s another recent concept from FIRE AND ICE that I saved off in stages. 
Dark Wolf (again, because besides Teegra, he was my favorite to paint).
I won't show the whole painting yet because it hasn't been released.
Loose pencil sketch. I'd rather find out where to go with paint (or pixel paint in this case)

I laid in a simple wash for the silhouette using digital watercolor

More digital watercolor and then starting in with oil pastel

From here on till the end it's pretty much all oil pastel.

Started adding some background.

Working a little bit on the hardware.

Tweeked colors to get a liitle more juice. 

 Next post I add here will be an oil painting demo.


  1. Awesome stuff! I had never tried painter's oil pastels but they seem really nice to use. Will experiment with them in my own work

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. Oil pastels are one of the best digital brushes ever made. But don't you find the responsiveness of pastels in the last two Painter versions a bit weird?
    Incredible piece, btw.

  3. Fantastic piece! When I bought your Centaur video I was amazed to watch how easily you transformed shapes, and how perfectly textured features appeared just by covering other strokes. Great picture.

  4. Nothing short of incredible. I love it!

  5. You and G. Manchess should do a piece together.

  6. Awesome step by step, man. I've always wanted to check your process out, it's always fascinating to see how others work. Thanks for sharing it with us all.

  7. Wow, masterful, aspirational. No need to worry about following Greg.

  8. in your centaur video, i saw you strategically use the glow tool for lightening stuff – did that fall out of your favor?

  9. Justin,
    I've got to ask you about those marks on the left side of your canvas in the last image. Are those 'test' marks of color you're using in your painting?
    Also, did you use a little texture overlay for the background mountain?

  10. Wow, that is really inspiring! Thank you so much!

  11. Hey Justin,

    Love the looseness of your line art. Where you have taken Frazetta, Jones' and Kley's line quality(assuming you have studied them?) is fantastic.

    It's great to see such a powerful yet different progress than Greg's how to come to a conclusion. It's also interesting to see the different styles you carry in your tool bag. Comparing this to your Greenlantern work which is fantastic as well.

    Stoked to see your work after a brief pause since your last website update.

    Thanks for all the updates here at Muddy Colors:)


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