This one took a bit longer to finish since I was also working on some animation project on the side, but I finally think it's ready to be shown here. Before I started painting I was looking at a lot of winter photographs and also did some quick color and lighting studies to get an idea of the mood I wanted to create. I might also give the one on the lower right a go, but probably have them pull a sleigh instead of building yet another snow man....
Here is the second painting of the series that I am currently working on. I was trying to capture the underwater atmosphere and lighting. I think what I found most challenging with this one was to have a variety of detail while still maintaining a strong composition and directing the eye to what's most important.
It's been a very long time since my last post, but the last year has been quite intense (in a positive way) on a professional as well as on a personal level. However, I finally found some time to work on personal projects again and I'm happy to post the first result.
I'll also post some drawings soon that I did in the last couple of months but never got round to posting here.
Here's to new challenges and many more paintings in 2017!