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The William Cooper Rendering Contest

The William Cooper Rendering Contest

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 in Blog, The Tapestry

I just discovered I was one of two winners of the contest hosted by Henry H Neff to render his famous Agent William Cooper.  It turns out I won a signed copy of his next book, “The Red Winter”  I think that is fantastic!  Naturally I love the Tapestry series and tend to plow through the books in one sitting.  They are real page turners!  If you...

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Vye Meeting painting stage 2

Vye Meeting painting stage 2

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog, Selected Works, The Tapestry

Finished the William Cooper Painting.  Hope Mr. Neff likes it.  Think the colors turned out decent though they had me worried for a bit.  Had to tie everything together with the yellow-green light from the left.  The unification of the shadow color was helping but it still needed a little extra push.  Strangely enough, my four year old daughter, who was...

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Vye Meeting painting stage 1

Vye Meeting painting stage 1

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog, The Tapestry

Here is the first color pass at the William Cooper painting.  Still have a way to go and the deadline is nearing quickly.  I went a little heavy on the teal wash I use to unify the shadows and so have been struggling to rebuild my value range.  I still have tomorrow to work on it some and am hopeful I can pull it together more.  I decided to layer in the...

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Vye Meeting charcoals stage 4

Vye Meeting charcoals stage 4

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog, The Tapestry

Finished the value pass of the William Cooper painting.  Decided to not push too much detail into the textures.  That, to me, is such a fine line.  Don’t want to add in too much detail in the textures and complicate the painting needlessly but don’t want to stop too early on that and leave out too much.  So when it comes to the applying the colors, I think...

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Vye Meeting charcoals stage 3

Vye Meeting charcoals stage 3

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog, The Tapestry

Day three of the William Cooper painting from the “Tapestry” series of books.  I figure one more day of working on the values should do it.  Then we can tempura fry it and eat it!  Hooray!  Right now I’m doing my best to study wolf fur and extrapolate how that is going to flow over the surface of the forms.  I don’t usually leave the hardest part for last...

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Vye Meeting charcoals stage 2

Vye Meeting charcoals stage 2

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Blog, The Tapestry

So here is day two on the William Cooper painting value pass.  Still working in more details.  I hope to finish this value pass this week, provided I can keep stealing time away from work and clients and family.  I had to piece some background imagery together to replace what I had in my comp.  I wasn’t too happy with the atmosphere.  I like what is...

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