Final “Spring” Because Spring is part two of a four-part project, I had be sure that the choices I made for this piece will harmonize with the previous work. I have a very clear vision of the overall project, and have decided to contrast the moods of the seasons greatly. On the other hand, I will […]
Okey Dokey, part two is mostly about the way I manipulated my photos to provide a back round and a dress for Ms. Spring. There have to be myriad ways to deal with photos incorporated into digital paintings. I’m simply revealing the way I went about it in this piece. And, I have no problem […]
Spring, It’s the second in my Four Seasons project. Last time with Digital Winter , I explored an overview of the digital painting via Photoshop layers. The focus of Spring is painting the skin. I’m using Photoshop CS4 and Wacom Intuos 4. I’m still working on the finish, but here’s essentially, how I’ve painted the skin […]
Above is a screenshot of the basic Photoshop underpainting of “Winter”. Below is a visual tutorial of the painting process. Please feel free to ask any questions that may come to mind, since my text explanation is spare.
ANOTHER new project:) Four seasons, beginning with winter. The subject for each season is a lovely young woman. I chose to paint this series digitally, while my oil portraits are drying between layers. Next post will feature a layer by layer separation and progression, so stand by.
I’ve been entranced with the 3×3 Illustration Annual since I first discovered it one Saturday in Barnes and Noble. Naturally, I sat with it in the B&N cafe enjoying the eye candy more than my beverage. My book wish list is always lengthy, but I bumped book title #1 and bought the Annual. Since then, I’ve […]
A little girl wielding a magic crayon with a lovely point, expertly sharpened by the built-in sharpener in the 64 pack… of Crayola’s, of course.
<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3107543/elenacaravelas-blog?claim=4cumqmy9rsx”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> I love to render thick manes of long hair. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I’m familiar with them. From age fourteen to thirty, I dragged around my own head of long heavy hair that reached nearly to my ankles. Why, you may ask? Couldn’t […]
The third illustration in my not yet written, middle grade novel. So many projects, so little time:) Related articles Mysterious Lorica (elenacaravela.wordpress.com)
Do book cover illustrations influence the way you envision a character before you read a book? Does an actor cast as the character from your favorite book embody your idea of the character in a film? My niece and I recently discussed these questions. We decided that we try not to allow an illustrator or […]
There is a story behind this painting. I posted this piece first on my Illustration Friday page for the topic mysterious, but I its first obligation is to serve as an illustration for a story floating around in my head. This story will convert itself into text after I have a few more illustrations worked […]
Chapter 3 PAUL MOVES ON Ah, what one must bear. After the disheartening encounter with Malamar (who I may eventually forgive), I felt the overriding need to stretch my limbs and rest a bit. I commenced to lay directly on the floor, because my grandfather claims there’s nothing better for the back. Just as I […]
Very recently two illustrators whom I admire, inspired me to paint a steampunk piece for kids. Now, I really dislike painting mechanical symmetrical elements, but I do enjoy the look of shiny geometric details. So I decided to simplify, take it slowly, and allow Photoshop’s filters to do the heavy lifting. I also relied heavily […]
My brandy new book, PORTRAIT OF A GIRL AND HER ART is in the final stages of production! Hopefully, all typos and misspellings have been identified, and the many gorgeous images have been perfectly placed. What’s it about? Quite simply, it’s all about young female visual artists and their work. It’s a labor of love that has taken […]
The third in my “Bug” series inspired by Micro Cosmos. A little color this time along with a little sympathy for the “unsuspecting”.
A little different approach here, but this piece is also inspired by Microcosmos. The color in the film is glorious, but I wanted to concentrate on one element at a time, so I went with black and white. The textures take over here. I’ve allowed the tree to define the texture. I made a rubbing […]
As I scratched my first mosquito bite of the summer, I became entranced by the beauty of the buggy images on my tv screen… I don’t remember what I was doing in 1996, but I missed the release of Microcosmos a gorgeous French film that certainly captured my imagination. It dunked me right down into […]
“The Rescue” also employs a scanned textural item. Obviously it’s the net. The oranges that came wrapped in it were delicious.
I’ve played with a single scanned textural element in an other wise all digital painting. In this case, you guessed it, it’s the mountain. I created it with acrylics on watercolor paper, scanned it and popped it into this digital painting. This “Mountaintop” piece is available as an 11″x 14″ high quality print.
I’m happy to say that some of my illustrations are featured in this month’s Synchronized Chaos. It’s a refreshing online magazine bringing art, literature, science, culture, and travel together in a positive, informative, and interesting fashion. (I’ve just blatantly reiterated the masthead message with a bit of an editorial spin.) This months’ focus is Energy in […]
We’ve got ’em. Just this afternoon, the sun came out and the maple leaves are doing their best to shine. Won’t be long now till Harvey tries his best to make his dreams come true. Not to worry though, because he is almost always thwarted by nature’s balance and the boundaries of our kitty enclosure.