New sketchbook cover: Philyra

Hey guys!  I wanted to show you the cover I have been working on for my 2014 sketchbook. The sketchbook will features all of the preliminary drawing I have been working on for my Daughters of Oceanus series this past year.  I hope to have it ready for preorder by the end of the year.  More images to come soon!

Philyra   11x14  oil on board  December 2014

Philyra 

11x14

oil on board

December 2014

The sketchbook will features all of the preliminary drawing I have been working on for my Daughters of Oceanus series this past year.  I hope to have it ready for preorder by the end of the year.

Klytie the Purple Flower

"Klytie the Purple Flower"  18x24  oil on panel

"Klytie the Purple Flower"

18x24

oil on panel

Klytie was a water-nymph and in love with Apollo, who made her no return. So she pined away, sitting all day long upon the cold ground, with her unbound tresses streaming over her shoulders. Nine days she sat and tasted neither food nor drink, her own tears and the chilly dew her only food. She gazed on the sun when he rose, and as he passed through his daily course to his setting; she saw no other object, her face turned constantly on him. At last, they say, her limbs rooted in the ground, her face became a sunflower, which turns on its stem so as always to face the sun throughout its daily course; for it retains to that extent the feeling of the nymph from whom it sprang.

                                                                   - Mythology Guide http://www.online-mythology.com

Imagine FX Workshop: Keto

Another image in my Daughters of Oceanus series has been completed for the August issue of ImagineFX magazine.  She appears in the FXPosé Traditional art workshop section of the magazine.

"Keto"  16x20  Oil on mounted paper  May 2014

"Keto"

16x20

Oil on mounted paper

May 2014

In the workshop I will be demonstrating techniques that I have used when studying the portrait artists from the Rococo period.  I depict a portrait of one of the daughters of Oceanus, Keto, from greek mythology. She is a Naiad Nymph who's name means "sea monster" in ancient Greek. For this portrait I wanted to stay true to the classical portraits of the 18th century while adding a fantastic element, the baby sea dragon, as a twist. 

You will learn how I create a fantasy portrait using these methods in one of my favorite mediums. While I will be working in traditional oils for this painting, keep in mind that many of the principles I will be showing here can also be applied to other mediums as well.  Issues can be ordered here!

Issues can be ordered here!


Crocale the Naias Nymph

Hey guys!  I just completed the latest edition to the Daughters of Oceanus series.  She will be on display at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live later this week, along with the pencil studies.

Crocale the Naias Nymph  12x16  oil on board  May 2014

Crocale the Naias Nymph

12x16

oil on board

May 2014

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Pencil on toned Canson paper

Pencil on toned Canson paper

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