More Shaman characters! This one is obviously a Fever Ray homage. Have definitely landed on similar visuality! Photoshop, Wacom, 2-3 hours.
Shaman character - September 20, 2010
Character sketch. I enjoy exploring visuals and rituals from Siberia and the regions of Sakha Republic, Russia. The historical background or motivation for the characters however is for a personal project. I also do these mainly to experiment with color palettes and brush strokes. Painted in Photoshop using a Wacom Intuos 3 drawing tablet.
Shaman speed painting video - February 4, 2010
I recorded the painting process from one of my Shaman character sketches. Partly I’ve been experimenting with brush strokes when painting these characters. I try to put more information into every stroke to build form and render lighting. This is to achieve a more economic painting process as well as adding more life and dynamics in the paintings.
The clip is speeded up and doesn’t contain much educational hints. But to me it is interesting to look back to. Don’t take the music added to the clip too seriously – I made it myself and is one of my first tries ever to compose and record some sounds. To me its more of alternative creative route..
See the finished sketch below:
Another shaman character sketch - January 24, 2010
Shaman character - January 23, 2010
Tundra painting - January 22, 2010
This week’s school assignment was to explore and work with narrative painting. As narrative painting can be quite a wide ranging and sometimes difficult to really define, I chose to visualize something from a story I am working on. I don’t feel like sharing to much of that yet, but in short it involves huge siberian tundras..
Painted with acrylics on wood. I don’t feel this piece reveals too much when it comes to the narrative. I focused more on mood and atmosphere, as I have’t done much of imaginary landscapes using acrylics. One mentionable artist which I found relevant while painting this is the norwegian and Oslo based Svein Johansen