Sunday, April 10, 2011

Steg painting WIP


I decided I needed to jump back into some painting! I've been working on this forest scene, trying to stay loose and yet realistic at the same time. I tend to prefer Paleoart that is heavy on the art and less so on the scientific illustration. If that makes sense;)

In this piece I want to try and paint a peaceful forest setting, with pretty colors and nice texture. I'm still working on pulling it together, but am happy so far.

I've loosely sketched in a potential inhabitant of the prehistoric forest. Some type of Stegosaur was calling to me and felt right in this setting. For now he is a generic form of steggie. I'll probably either go with Tuojiangosaurus or maybe Miragaia.

Anyway, I have many more in my head that I want to get going on. Maybe I will block in more paintings tonight;) I'll post more as I finish.

4 comments:

HAJiME said...

This is looking fantastic, cannot wait to see it finished.

Angie Rodrigues said...

Thank you! :)

optimisticpainter said...

I like it a lot Angie! Try not to polish it too much, the colours, values and expressive brush strokes work nicely already.

Angie Rodrigues said...

Thanks:) I'm glad you like it. I know a lot of people are used to photo real paleoart showing the entire animal, etc. I really want to go in other directions and use more expressive and impressionistic techniques. I've got a lot of images in my head that I want to try.
So I won't polish it much more. The background in my other update is pretty much there, now I just need to paint the steg and then push it back to match the background. So he will have brush marks and such too.
Thanks as always for your comments:)