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Vany89
11-20-2010, 09:23 AM
Hey :)

I started a new acrylic painting for the North America Project in my own forum.

This scene has to take place in the Resurrection Bay in Aslaska. I found the reference on flickr where a friend gave the permission to me to paint it :) I'm very happy about that.

I chose some walrus to put in this scene and I hope it will come out as I want it to be :D

So firstly I've done a sketch with Photoshop to have the right composition.
This time I carefully took care of the composition to lead the viewers eye.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2010/74012-Resurrection-Bay-Skizze.jpg


Now here are the vanishing points. I actually tried to lead the viewers eye in this little passage between the rocks.
I've chosen the Osprey to catch the viewers eye and lead it into the painting.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2010/74012-Resurrection-Bay-Walrus-Flucht.jpg


Then I transferred the digital sketch on my Hardboard.

The hardboard is 31,5x39,4" or 80x100cm

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2010/74012-1-Scetch-Hardboard.jpg


I'll go on with the faraway background to paint the forest and the sky :)

Thanks for watching,

Greetings Vany

Vany89
11-20-2010, 02:31 PM
Hi everyone!

I painted a little bit more today. So the sky color is finished and I tried the forest a little bit. I'll go on tomorrow.

*want to have airbrush... the mist scares me :D*

I have taped off the rocks, so that no color gets into the mountains

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2010/74012-2-coloring.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2010/74012-2-1-coloring.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-Nov-2010/74012-2-2-coloring.jpg

OkeeKat
11-20-2010, 06:18 PM
Anxous to see this one come to life.. interesting approach to the mountains.
Love the composition!

Vany89
11-21-2010, 07:12 AM
Thanks for your comment, Kathie :) I liked it as I saw the foto on flickr and HAD to paint it :D

No here are the next pictures. I started the mist with an zincwhite with less opacity and tried to give it a misty look, what was very hard, because I want to have an airbrush, but I had to do it with a brush :(

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2010/74012-4-mist.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2010/74012-4-1-mist.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2010/74012-4-2-mist.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2010/74012-4-3-mist.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2010/74012-4-4-mist.jpg

For the next step I'll paint in the mountains in the background and a lot of more forest, mist and rocks :) The rocks in the front will be after that, because I told myself that I will work from the back to the front.

purplepansey
11-21-2010, 07:45 AM
An interesting approach and a lot of work, it will be great to see how the final will look.

benchs
11-21-2010, 08:11 AM
Vany, how many layers of thinned out white to achieve
the mist so far?
thanks--- enjoying this

Vany89
11-21-2010, 08:34 AM
Thanks you two :)

:) I think there were 5 or 6 layers of white. But it's not only thinned out, so the color itself is very thin. It is not a titanium white. It's called zinc-white so you don't have to thin it out. At the mountains in the right background is also a little bit of titanium white to make it more misty than in the front.

noodle1
11-21-2010, 08:40 AM
Zinc White the best..lol This is coming along nicely and pulling up a chair to watch...great sketch too.

Elaine

ladypainter
11-21-2010, 09:12 AM
Very interesting to watch.Looking great so far. I will keep checking your wip.

Vany89
11-21-2010, 10:41 AM
Thanks Elaine, Yes you're right about the Zinc White :D hehe thanks for your kind comment :)

Thanks Elinor, too :) I'm glad you like it.

a new step. I paint the forest and and have painted the contours of the rocks.


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2010/74012-5-mist-rocks.jpg

I removed the masking tape and now we can see the osprey again. :D

the forest and later the rocks will be overpainted with mist, but I wanted to have more structure :)

fiddlinjohn
11-21-2010, 11:40 AM
Very anxious to see this finished! Great sketch btw!

OkeeKat
11-21-2010, 04:40 PM
Looking great! The Mist looks fabulous!

Vany89
11-21-2010, 07:08 PM
Thank youu :) I've done a little bit more today, but I've to paint more mist tomorrow, because it's to dark. I like the rocks, but they have to be more in the background and so I've to paint mist over it ...

But now I know how to handle the rocks !! :D


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Nov-2010/74012-4-6-mist.jpg


See you tomorrow... bedtime now :D

Vany89
11-22-2010, 06:57 PM
Hey,

today I painted the mist over the forst and a little bit over the rocks.

So I hope you like the next steps...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Nov-2010/74012-4-7-mist.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Nov-2010/74012-4-8-mist.jpg


I'll try to paint the rocks very soon :)

Greetings Vany

OkeeKat
11-25-2010, 01:08 AM
The rocks and mist is realy looking awesome, love seeing it come to life!

Vany89
11-25-2010, 12:16 PM
Hi Kathie :) Thanks a lot!

Now I had the time between classtests and so on to go on painting. I just painted the little rock on the left :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Nov-2010/74012-5_rocks.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Nov-2010/74012-5-1_rocks.jpg


I actually set a bit of sienna in the rocks color, but I haven't taken a foto yet... But I'll do this the next time :) (sorry for the bad quality of the last picture)

Hope you like it

Best regards from Germany

Vany

OkeeKat
11-25-2010, 12:21 PM
looks great!!
I Loved your details on the rocks on the left, shame to see them covered up in the thick mist, they are about gone now!
left rocks look great!

Vany89
11-25-2010, 12:45 PM
Thanks Kathie :) Yeah I loved it too, but I thought, it was to contrastful and will fight against my foreground rocks. So I hope you'll be happy in the end :)

Have you got a tipp on doing water? I'm afraid of it :(

Chrisp47
11-25-2010, 02:15 PM
:thumbsup: This is great, love following along.

Tanto
11-25-2010, 04:08 PM
Looks great. About the mist. Next time, try using sponge instead of a brush. For me it's much easier to get a misty effect.

/Tomas

Vany89
11-26-2010, 04:56 PM
Hey, thanks for your kind comments :) and thanks Thomas for your tip :) I'll try to do this the next time...

It spend a lot of time to paint the second rock today.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Nov-2010/74012-5-2-rocks.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Nov-2010/74012-5-3-rocks.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Nov-2010/74012-5-4-rocks.jpg


After that I painted the outlines and contures for the third rock on the right :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Nov-2010/74012-5-5-rocks.jpg

Hope you like it :)

Barb'sArt
11-27-2010, 05:43 PM
Coming along so very nicely! Will be watching with much enthusiasm for your next update!:thumbsup:

Vany89
11-28-2010, 07:23 AM
Hey Barb, thanks for your comment :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Nov-2010/74012-7-rocks+grass.jpg

I just painted the green places on the rock because I wanted to show myself, where I have to paint the rocks :) I wanted to have a better overview for painting the rocks :)

So It's not a big update, but only a little bit:D

Vany89
11-28-2010, 06:03 PM
Now this is the actual step. I painted the basic color of the rocks and already worked on the left part and the one in the middle at the bottom of the rock.
I've to paint some details in the rocks soon to get it more lifelike :) It takes a lot of time to only paint this basic color. I'll go on very soon, but I've to put a commission between this steps. It has to be finished on Christmas :)

So now the actual painting :) Hope you like it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/28-Nov-2010/74012-6-1-rocks+grass.jpg

Greetings from Germany,

Vany

Vany89
12-25-2010, 10:55 AM
Heya :)

I got an airbrushset for christmas and I started to prepare my water on the painting for the airbrush.

Here is the actual step of the rocks. I've to paint the rockdetails on the top, but I wanted to try my airbrushpistole :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2010/74012-7-rocks.jpg

Now I taped the colored areas near the water...

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2010/74012-7-water.jpg

and then use my airbrush for the water grounding :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/25-Dec-2010/74012-7-rocks-+-water.jpg

Hope you like it :D

Have nice holidays!

Vany89
12-26-2010, 06:50 AM
Next step done :)

Paint the sea in front and behind the rocks and the bottom of the two rocks in the farer background.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/26-Dec-2010/74012-7-rocks-1.jpg

Vany89
01-10-2011, 01:36 AM
Hey everyone :)

I just finished this one :)

hope you like it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Jan-2011/74012-Misty-Obelisks_Pacific-Walruss2.jpg


Thanks for watching!

Greetings Vany

lstrvr
01-10-2011, 02:34 AM
Completely awesome!! I absolutely love the way you have done those rocks! Great job!!

noodle1
01-10-2011, 12:10 PM
Bravo!!!

Elaine

Charlie's Mum
01-11-2011, 11:20 AM
This has turned out beautifully Vany - much better than I thought from the earlier work - sorry!!! ;) Just shows, we should never judge a work until completed because we don't know what the artist has in mind for it!
this really is impressive.

Did you use the airbrush for the land too - and any more of the mist?

motherundercover
01-11-2011, 08:40 PM
Thank you for taking us on the process journey with you from the start to the end. So much depth and interesting textures. Stunning.

Vany89
01-12-2011, 10:59 AM
wow thanks so much! :D:clap:

@ lstrvr & noodle1: thanks a lot :D I'm very happy about your comments :D

@ Charlie's Mum: Thanks :D Yeah I just have to find my way. I think you mean the kodiak bears? ^^ Or did you meant one of those steps? But I don't like the kodiaks anymore... I was proud to paint my first landscape, but after a few days I though... eeeek!! something has going wrong :D
I use the airbrush for the groundcolors of the water and the mist in this painting. Land and rocks are painted by brushes :)

@ motherundercover: thanks so much. You're welcome :) It was very funny and so I'm glad you liked the steps :)

thanks for watching

Kathrin G.
01-12-2011, 01:33 PM
lovely work :clap: :clap: :clap:

BlueStarr
01-12-2011, 01:46 PM
I think the mist turned out wonderfully! and the contrast between the soft mist and the hard craggy rocks sets each off very well... beautiful piece :)

Rose4U
01-12-2011, 02:38 PM
:clap: Wow! This really turned out great.