02 September 2014

A personal digital painting

I have been doing a lot of texture and similar work recently, so I decided to get back to a personal painting. I saw a bit of Alien 3 on TV a while back and was struck with some of the interesting sets and dramatic lighting. It seemed like it would be a fun image to paint, so I hunted down a similar image and started to work during some down time on a recent family vacation.

Here is my take on it. It's pretty close in terms of architecture and lighting, but I had to come up with some of my own details. And because the image from the movie was practically monochromatic, I decided to add a bit of color variation for visual interest, and so it wouldn't be as much of a direct copy. Anyway, it was a fun little project. I'm freelancing and looking for new projects again, so I may have time for some more personal projects that have been on the back burner for a while.