So for this lovely painting, I wanted to do something for my husband, Jon because he is always there for me and is my number one fan. He is always supportive and gives me great tips and suggestions when I am painting. So I decided to test my skills once again and do this painting for him.
He loves the game, Battletech. To keep the description simple, this is a Mech, and in the world of Battletech, it is a Madcat. Battletech has Clans, which are like factions. His favorite clan is the Ghost Bears, and Madcat is one of his favorite mechs. So I did a Ghost Bear paint job on a Madcat. This was a very difficult painting and really tested my abilities. There is so much detail on the Madcat, and while I really like this painting, I don't feel like I did it justice.
For this progression post, I just want to have this block of text as the only one because I feel the progression shots don't need any explaining. I took the images at the right moments and you can really see it grow. So please enjoy watching the painting come to life!
I didn't have a clear plan on what I was going to paint. I knew I wanted to, so I decided to paint a sunset, silhouette mountains and water. This was a very simple painting, so there isn't a lot of progression. Its still pretty though.
Enjoy the progression shots!
My newest painting is on a 16x20 canvas. I've been wanting to paint a bear for a while now and decided to go for it today. This is the largest painting with an animal Ive done thus far.
I did it differently this time because I usually paint the background first, but this time I decided to paint everything at the same time. To make sure I knew where everything was going to go, I drew the basics on to the canvas.
I then put basic blocks of color on to the canvas so I could see where everything is.
I added a second layer to the sky, mountain, rock and grass.
Then I proceeded to build up both bears, starting with the momma bear first.
Once I was complete with the bears, I started adding the snow to the mountain.
I did a grey and then pure white for the snow, which gives it shadows.
I then worked on the giant boulder/rock near the bears. This is just blotches of different colors.
I wanted to break up the grass they were standing in, so I added wild flowers. I end up building them up and making them look as wild as possible.
Once I was happy with the flowers, I added a different shade of green to the grass to make it look like its different angles and shades of green grass.
Once dry, I added the wall hook and now have the painting hanging up to keep it safe. This will be available in my Etsy shop and on Facebook. Check it out if you are interested in purchasing it!
Thank you for the continued support!