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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Saturday Morning Sketch #3

My family and I spent a few weeks in Italy last summer. There's so much art there - it's impossible not to be inspired. Of course I shot tons of pictures! Here's a painting based on one of them.

Once again, I painted this using Corel Painter. Though I do most of my work in Photoshop, for getting the look of oil paint, Painter still can't be beat.

(No, I didn't paint the entire thing this morning. Most of it, I painted the other night...but I finished it today.)



Here's my lay in...after about an hour of work. One of the nice things about digital painting, is you can keep the early versions of paintings. Often, the under painting is just as interesting as the final product.

50 comments:

Laura said...

That's BEAUTIFUL!
I can't believe that lay-in took only an hour! This is inspiring.
And the lighting is gorgeous. Wow

Stuart Kim said...

A stunning piece! The values in your indications are truly effective. I especially love the sky reflection at the bottom. You are an inspiration to us all!

Houston Hsieh said...

Awesome piece! Only a small suggestion is that to use smaller brushes in the further parts would create better depth. But still this is a great piece. :)

Marco Bucci said...

I dunno, the 'depth' looks pretty darn convincing to me. Masterful piece. You know light, dude.

Matt Conway said...

Paul -

Was this based off of a photo, or did you paint from your hotel room?

Matt

Kinman said...

wow

Daniel said...

Hi

This is really good. It brings to mind John Singer Sargent's paintings of the Venetian canals. Inspiring as ever!

Anonymous said...

One of the nicest digital paintings I've seen for a while so thankyou! I'm trying to learn this kinda thing so including the first image is very helpful

Roger Adams said...

I think the coolest thing is if you shrink them both down to postage stamp size on your screen they look exactly the same. Makes you realize how important the block-in really is.

Alfred Llupia said...

Thats nice Paul!greetings!

Marcos Mateu said...

Nice painting!
About the place you are right, absolutely unique.

RAWLS said...

Beautiful work my friend!!!

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anima-base said...

Wow, Sweet and beautiful painting.
It is really fantastic reflection of water, shadow and light.

The Passenger said...

Paul, you are an artist! 'nuff said!

Klaus Knuth said...

What I expect from a painting did happen here!
In fact on the first look I thought the final piece was the reference photo, haha ;-) Great work of art!!

Klaus :)

agnes said...

Hi!
Amazing work! is it made from photo or at the moment? I'm curious..^^
continue to post please, i'm learning with your work.
thanks

agnes said...

Sorry, i'm shy in fact. I don't want ennoy you..I'm graduated from gobelin's school in paris and I'm trying since one year to get the mail from the responsable recruitment from sony and warner bros in animation(i was in annecy for the "open season" conference). I don't arrive to get contact to work in animation(or game development if there is opportunities here).I will ty to find it on tne next annecy ^^ I asked me if you were french and how you get started in animation domain. Sorry for my english and thanks for your blog! :)

Paul Lasaine said...

Thanks for the kind responses gang.

Agnes and Matt,
No... sadly this was not the view from my hotel room. It's from a photo I took standing on a bridge somewhere in Venice.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Lasaine,
Thank you for sharing all your work.
I loved the settings and backgrounds in POE.
You're a master.

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

That FEELS exactly like Venice.
And the under painting is amazing, as it really lets your imagination "go" in that place.
Fantastic work my friend! Hope you'll come back here in Italy soon ;)
Ale

Mark McDonnell said...

Paul,

Beauty! So beautiful and looks with all the amazing qualities and charm of an oil painting. What a talent you are my man. Yeah,

MAC

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Steve Chon said...

simply amazing....great work Paul, and thanks for the inspiration.

Richard Smitheman said...

Stunning!

agnes said...

Hi again! it doesn't matter even about a photo it's so cool^^
continue to post please

Gulzar said...

Hello Lasine,
I came across your blog...and the intense color palette you have...

I'm so inspired just by looking at them...honestly! :)

Say do see some of my latest works too...
would love to hear some feedback & constructive criticism on em!

A big shout from all the way from
India

cheers!
Gulzar


cheers!

alberto mielgo said...

SUPERB!

Jason Norton said...

WOW nice sketch! your right the under painting's beautiful.

Edwin Rosell said...

Hooooooo...that blows my mind!

alf said...

I litterally have no words for this one.
Genius!

Annsketchpad said...

Hi Paul, I love your work..so inspiring.

Ann

Dave said...

Yikes, this is awesome...

Alshak said...

this is ...

and the flower above

Vladimir Bursać said...

Amazing! Master works!

Silver's knight said...

always a delight to see your masterful execution!

Marcelo Vignali said...

Wow Paul, I knew you were good, but you still keep impressing me! This is just ... wow.

Ilusionario.com.ar said...

wow!!! nice work!

Paul Shardlow said...

Amazing!

Wouter Tulp said...

Beautiful work.!!

mike said...

Very impressive work throughout your blog. I am a senior QE on Photoshop and would be interested in your opinions/ideas about painting within Photoshop. Please contact me at mshaw at adobe dot com. Feel free to delete this post.

Joseph Sapulich said...

You are an amazing artist.

HAJiME said...

Incredible.

Aravind.J said...

awesome!! it looks as if photographed.. the water, the reflections are so nicely done!!

Bech said...

I was wondering if you could reveal what kind of brush you typically use? I mean - do you have a basic brush?

Awsome work btw - but that goes without saying :)

Whitney Pollett said...

Unbelievable!
I just wanted to thank you again for taking the time to meet and go over my portfolio with me today. It was so nice to hear some honest and useful feedback.

Keep in touch!

Best,
Whitney

jean-François PANAYOTOPOULOS said...

WAOW! Just between drawing and sculpture

Teresa Yau said...

Omg. I just found your blog. You're my hero!!!

prashant said...

Only a small suggestion is that to use smaller brushes in the further parts would create better depth. But still this is a great piece.
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Anonymous said...

Holy Shit!