Fantasy Art

“One day at a time”

Onedayatatime_pencil This image popped into my mind this weekend at church.   I was very down and tired and just emotionally drained.  As I was praying that God would give me the strength to get through the day, this image came to me.

I sketched it in ArtRage with the pencil tool in about an hour and a half. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to just leave it as is, or to add color. I really liked how the sketch turned out, but I decided to go ahead and color it.

The sketch was done on a top layer, so I just started to lay the oils down underneath it to add the background. I used the big roller  brush to lay down a lot of color, and then smoothed out the rough parts using the palette knife.  Then I used the square oil brush.  Since I liked the sketch so much, I decided just to leave it visible as the top layer.

Here is the finished colored version.  I still can’t decide which one I like the best.

One day at a time

Did you know that I am a geek?

moleskine_drwho1I bet you did….

Recently finished watching all four seasons of Doctor Who, so I have Who-brain right now.  I’m dying cause we just down graded our cable service, so no more BBC America. So I’m missing the final specials of David Tennant.  Stupid Sci-Fi (er SyFy) Channel.

Yes, I am sad, very sad to see David Tennant step down from being the Doctor.   But I am willing to give Matt Smith a chance. I hope that he will wow me and make me forget all about David Tennant.  I loved Christopher Eccleston as the 9th Doctor almost as much as Tennant, so I’m willing to believe it could happen.

I just don’t know yet how I’m going to watch the new season when it comes back.  Sigh.

Temeraire series by Naomi Novik

I just finished reading the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, and I absoluetly loved it. I’m a sucker for historical fiction, and for dragons, so this was right up my alley.  I could resist creating some Temeraire inspired art, in fact I think I will do a couple of illustrations from the first book to add to my portfolio.  But here is what I would do if I got the chance to re-make the cover of the book.