Flying Golden Turtle Final

  I think this is going to be it!  Gonna sleep on it but I think this is where this journey ends for this piece. At least for tonight. Barring any last changes I’m looking to get this to a printer this week.       And here’s some details of some of my favorite parts of the painting. The little path into the forest The little church and houses on the hill The turtle.. shell and belt buckle just … MORE

Almost there!!!

Getting really close to getting this beast under control. Need one more pass on the mid ground trees and then maybe some more balance adjustments but I’ve stared at this for over a month now and it’s almost time to get it sent off to the presses.

A Rendering we go

Foreground just about done. Mid ground mostly done maybe needs another pass. Castle almost getting there.

Digging in to the final painting

Okay.. heeere we go.  Picked a color comp.  Scaled everything to final print size. Masked individual components of the piece. Lets see if it all goes to crap 🙂 First up the background mountains   Ok that wasn’t too bad.  next up. Getting started on the background hillside, forest and lake.. Still not hating it.. so that’s a bonus. It’s amazing how much easier it is if you do a truckload of prepwork.  It’s all playing with shapes and colors since … MORE