I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil, and from an early age I had a fascination with birds. It was inevitable that I got chickens, and they quickly became the focus of my art. A few years ago I discovered digital art and all its wonders. And what's digital art you may wonder? It's simply a painting that's been painted on the computer using a painting program like Photoshop. These programs allow you to use pressure sensitive tools that behave just like traditional media. So these are all hand drawn, each stroke intentional, nothing is manipulated or altered! It's a big pet peeve of mine when people think that all digital art is just a photo that's been tweaked by a computer.
The Painting Process
Just for fun cause it's fun to watch a picture progress. Here's the progression of piece I'm working on right now!
STEP 1: The Sketch. Using simplistic shapes I make out a rough sketch of a chicken. I throw some more details on it and blamo! A chicken sketch.
STEP 2: Refined Details/Lineart. I refine the details, make them look a little more intentional, and draw in some feathers.
STEP 3: Making it Real. Shading, highlights, shadows, blah blah blah. You get the idea.
Show us the finished works!
I do offer commissioned pieces on a regular basis. Please PM if you are interested. Here's some of the pictures I've done so far!
A painting of a rooster's head; wow, who would have guessed that?!
A full body portrait of a Shamo rooster! Had to shrink the image cause it was so large!
A commissioned portrait of tfpets lovely OE, Bleu!
A painting of Elvis, the very pretty Silkie who belongs to SunShineSilkies!
More to come!
All images are (c) to Courtney Moody, all rights reserved.