Wow digital painting workshops! I never thought I see the day as I've often had to fight my corner in the past in defending digital art, but now this is just wonderful and brings a smile to my face. Needless to say, Phil Hoskins work was greatly inspiring while also learning some new techniques and approaches whilst working with digital art. I wondered if Phil has a website or blog with more of his work? as I would love to see more.
Here are some of the paintings I made during the workshop:
Initial piece experimenting with blocking. I didn't like how it was progressing so I swiftly moved on.
Second piece playing around with an icy cold mountains landscape, using a foreground, mid-ground and background approach. It may not fit the location for Jurassic wildlife, though could be an interesting twist (dinosaurs adapted to the cold...)
Last piece of the day, this time with a greater focus on my source material of the Lost World. The location is based in the Amazon of South America, so I tried to recreate a jungle of sorts with sight of background rock mountains being reference to some particular descriptions of the Lost World where the Amazon river runs straight through. Also experimented with colour dodge and opacity to create a sense of atmosphere.
Overall, I had some great fun painting along in the workshop. Some of these pieces have also help begun to define some further ideas for me, where I can hope they only get better.