Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Recent concept commission!

I am having some serious fun with these fantasy/sci-fi-themed commissions that are rolling in. I am working with a lot of ink (which is what this guy is) and the new medium is fun and exciting! Tomorrow I will be starting in on a more traditional oil paint commission, which will be a nice change of pace, but I am definitely not sick of these concept jobs... yet!

Here it is!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Picture updates!

Hello everyone! Wow, it's been a crazy couple of months. There's a couple of exciting things happening that I can't say TOO much about, but I can say that they involve me doing a lot of sci-fi/fantasy concept art and exploring new techniques and mediums. So instead of going into detail, have a look at a few samples of what I've been working on. I have a few other "normal" portraits on the go, so I will update with those when they're done, but in the mean time... enjoy!

And, as a bonus, a digital painting that I've been working on! 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Just a quick check in, will do a better update in a bit!

Just want to check in on opinions and the like. How many people would be interested in watching a live streaming video of some of my drawing sessions plus a live Q&A? Sorry I've been absent I've been super busy lately.

Anyways, let me know either in the comments here or by e-mailing me at customcommissionsms@gmail.com

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Updates, new pictures, and a quick March promotion!

I'm sorry I've been so busy and negligent of this blog and the Twitter and YouTube accounts! There's been a serious dip in my devotion to the online media aspect of CCMS and I'm going to be picking up the slack here in the next few days, just to get everything running again after the crazy months that were December to February!

So, here's a long-winded post to get you up to speed here.

March Promotion:

I'm offering 20% off all portraits and commissions and 30% off package deals. More information on my website, click here to visit the pricing page!

What's new:

I've been working with a few people and companies to build up a portfolio in the graphic design/digital painting/concept artwork in preparation to apply for a position as a concept artist at a local business. As a result, I am planning in the month of March to officially set up a pricing program for digital paintings and offering full-out matte concepts and other things applying to the digital world. I promise I will post more here as more develops.

I have also kept fairly busy with commissions and work outside of the art world, which is exciting enough!

Coming soon:

Well, I already mentioned the digital design portion!

Tutorial on photorealistic graphite drawing, for free, on the website (will post a link here when it is up).

Art resources, links, and references: over the past few months I have been building a long list of helpful resources for the ground artist, and when I have filled it out a bit more I am going to throw the entire list up on my website.

New pictures:

And now for what you all usually visit my art site for, new pictures to showcase some of what I've been doing in my absence.

A two-part painting - the part with the woman did not transfer into the photo well, so unfortunately until I resolve this problem with some digital help, it is cut in half.

A study of David Tennant as the Doctor from the reboot of the sci-fi series Doctor Who.

A digital concept work of an alien in the woods, a practice piece with a monochromatic colour scheme and working with accents in complimentaries. 

A photographed preview of the cover design for local jazz quartet Three Sun Sea's debut album. 

And new, featured for-sale:

I am planning to circulate some originals through here. While they're up, I'm going to offer some crazy discounts on original artwork, as an attempt to downsize my gallery (I'm running out of room here!) 

So, here's featured for-sale #1: Show jumper in oil, 20x24" on canvas. Reg. $350, on sale for $250 until Saturday, March 16. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Colourized realism portrait.

Just popping in for a quick update. I recently did a realism portrait of a show jumping horse as a part of my show jumping series, and just today I added some quick digital colouring to it and fell in love with the results. I will probably clean it up later, but here it is! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A month later, another quick update!

Well, December tends to be my busy season due to the holidays. Now that those are over and my promotion is ended, I'm back to working a few series for a couple of people, and revisiting my showjumping series that I started last year.

I am also putting some new techniques that I've been practicing to work. The first work that reflects this is this saddle drawing I finished a few hours ago. I am taking the dive from realism to hyper realism/photorealism. This is still on the ropes and I'm not ready to offer it in my portraits yet, but give it a few months and we'll see where it's at!

Here's the drawing.

Also, I'm working on some tutorials and I've began slowly swapping out all of my gallery pieces and posted pieces with watermarked images. Other than that, just been doing commissioned work!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Some long overdue updates!

So I've been quite busy working on a handful of drawings, some digital work, and a few paintings. Christmas season is really quite packed for me, and I can't keep up with all the drawings, paintings, and videos and continually post them online. So here's a few of the paintings I've been working on, a drawing, and the Photoshop painting I have been spamming you all with! I will give a more thorough update once everything's settled down.