Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Keep your eye on the horizon...

...lest you run aground.

Well it's 4 O'clock in the morning and i just finished my second digital painting and I LOVE it. I started just wanting to relax and do a speed painting for 30 minutes to an hour but since i liked it so much i wanted to finish it up, so that's how it came about. It started out as an old man and then I felt like giving it a little depth and story so I added the lighthouse and dock. I titled it "the Keeper" and here it is.

"the Keeper"
by Denman Rooke

This piece was done in Photoshop CS3 and Painter IX and took about 4 hours. Reference photo credit goes to Wouter Roosenboom for the excellent photo.

I think I might try to do at least one digital painting a week now, but we'll see how that cooperates with my schedule.


Peter said...

dude, that's amazing! if only i looked as good as your painting! if you ever want ideas to work on or to throw around in that pretty little head of yours, i've got like 3 in my own. unfortunately, i'm not artistic, so it's pretty hard to get out.

Anonymous said...

very nicely done!
i just finished my 2nd digital painting also. i'd love to hear what you think of it: