Hidden Away

Hidden Away

Oil on canvas, 10″ x 8″

Lately I’ve been making a lot of things in various media in which I try techniques, styles, materials, or subject matter that I normally don’t. This started as a watercolor sketch on a whim with no real plan except to test a different technique. While I worked on the brushstrokes I thought of adding a deer to it, since so many live around my house and are always looking at me like this from a distance. I liked how it turned out and made this oil painting based on that sketch.

The colors I used for the oil painting are-
• cobalt green deep (Blue Ridge)
• cobalt turquoise (Blue Ridge)
• cadmium green (a mix I made and tubed a few months ago of viridian and cadmium yellow from various brands)
• raw sienna red shade (Blue Ridge)
• titanium white (Williamsburg)

Hidden Away Sketch

This is the original sketch, which in some ways I kind of like better. I might remake this again later as either a finished watercolor or a new oil painting.

Forest Deer

Forest Deer

Photoshop illustration, 521 x 322 pixels

I made this over a year and a half ago but it looks like I never posted it. The canvas dimensions are from the Lucas Numbers with 521 being the next number in the series after 322.

Digital illustration was always something I was really interested in because of the amount of amazing art people have made with programs like Photoshop, but I never really got very good at it or fully comfortable with the tools. I do like how this one turned out though. Maybe I’ll give it another real, good, honest try, and not like the “tries” I’ve made in the past, the next time I have a chance, in a week or so.