I wanted to announce that the site where I offer prints of my art and photography is offering free ground shipping on US orders from Nov 22nd to Nov 26th. This is a great deal for those that might be interested in larger items, like framed prints, canvas, acrylic prints etc. If you’re interested, take a look at my online gallery at murdocksgallery.com
Apparently, yesterday was World Turtle Day, so I thought it would be a good time to share my turtle artwork as well as the video. This artwork is a digital painting of a Hawksbill Sea Turtle.
Prints available here.
I finished and uploaded the full time-lapse video for my Lion Art. It is sped up and shows the artwork process from start to finish.
I’ll be starting on my next picture hopefully tonight or tomorrow. It will be a little different, more of a fantasy type picture, but I’m not going to spill the beans yet. You’ll have to wait for some sketches.
Here’s the video. Enjoy!
I have finished my recent artwork, Lion Art. It is a digital painting in black and white, and another in my animal series. I’m kind of liking black and white at the moment, so I have a feeling a few more artworks in this style will be coming soon. That being said, I actually think I’ll be doing a few human portraits next, but I don’t know for sure. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what I’m in the mood for. I do have several pictures planned.
I’m currently working on the video I made while working on this picture, and I’ll upload that as soon as it is finished.
For those interested I have prints of this art here.
I thought I’d share some of my art. These are two commissioned pieces for the author, Rose Withering, and her coloring book project of Fantastic Tales of Fae. She has been using these as promotional pieces, and at a recent art fair/comic con had a coloring station set up at her table so that people could color the pages. I have to admit it is fun seeing people color my drawings.
I hope everyone had a good holiday season. To be honest, I didn’t but I was still very blessed overall and was very happy to be with family. I was going to write about some of the hardships that came my way in December but I’ve decided to go a different route. It’s a new year so no need to dwell on what didn’t go so well for me last month. The reality is that 2018 might actually prove to be a more difficult year for me, but I’m not going to focus on that tonight. Instead, I’m going to concentrate on small goals that I can control.
Of course New Year’s Day is naturally a good time to reflect on goals, and I think one thing I’d like to do differently this year is actually make more specific goals. Not something so broad that it becomes meaningless For example, I want to build my portfolio. But what does that even really mean? That goal is too broad and I’ll likely not get anywhere with it. What will it take to reach that goal? How many pictures? In what style? What theme? I’ve realized I don’t always give my goals the structure they need for me to attain them. So, tonight I think I’ll sit by myself think through some of these goals, write them down, and be prepared for a new year.
In other news, here is a landscape painting I did for my dad and step-mom. It is the first landscape I’ve painted, at least from what I can remember. I used one of my husband’s photographs as reference.
The site that I use to print my work is Pixels, and they recently added this new feature that allows you to view the art on a wall at various sizes. I love this feature because not only does it let the viewer get a decent idea of what an artwork might look like on their own wall, but it gives me the artist a chance to display different artworks together. Some of my art are stand alone pieces, but some are done in a series.
Anyway, I thought I’d share three of my portraits using this new feature. In this example they are sized at 16×20. These three portraits can be found here.
It’s that time of year when people start to think of ideas for Christmas gifts. A pet portrait is a great idea for a unique gift, and now is the time to get in your order so I have plenty of time to finish it for Christmas. Contact me for information, if you are interested!
This animal artwork is a digital painting of a tiger cub walking in a forest. The little prince emerged from his den to take a curious peek at the jungle around him.
I’m proud of this one. It’s definitely the most detailed artwork I’ve ever made, and it is also a full illustration rather than just a portrait. I also almost never draw landscapes or environments, so this was a challenge and I’m happy with the result. I have a video of the painting process for this image, and will post it once I get it online.
Prints available here.
This is my newest artwork, an animal portrait of an Arctic Fox. I have plans to eventually paint big scenes and landscapes with animals, but for now I just love painting portraits, both human and animal. This little fox was so adorable, how could I not paint him! I don’t think I’ll ever grow tired of portraits. I also made a video of me doing this digital painting, so I’ll post that later for those interested in watching the process.
Prints are available here.