Shadowness - bobnolin http://shadowness.com Born 1958, studied fine and commercial art in late 1970's, worked for a while as graphic artist, but then left for 20 years as a programmer. In 2004 w... en Daily Alice has a chat with Grandfather Trout http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/daily-alice-has-a-chat-with-grandfather-trout <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/daily-alice-has-a-chat-with-grandfather-trout"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/88034/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Based on a scene from one of my all-time faves, "Little, Big," by John Crowley. Grandfather is the trout down in the water. Alice lives in Edgewood, far off in the distance. I used about 12 different photos to create this, then painted over it in Painter with the cloning tools. Took months, on and off. Perhaps 50 hours total. Thu, 16 Jun 2011 12:44:44 -0400 Captive Queen http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/captive-queen <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/captive-queen"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/78032/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This photomanip is a book cover mockup. I will use it to get work from book publishers. If you know of any publishers who are actively seeking new artists, please let me know! Thanks! Model is Elandria, on Deviant Art. Comments and questions welcome. Sun, 22 May 2011 23:27:16 -0400 Myrddin http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/myrddin <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/myrddin"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/70206/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is Merlin (Myrddin, pronounced "merthin", in Celtic), as I imagine him in his study. He contemplates weighty matters while his faithful companion, the raven, looks on. This is a photomanip/paint over composed of at least 9 photos. Merlin is played by the wonderful stockist Skydancer. Thu, 05 May 2011 10:58:05 -0400 The Hermit http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/the-hermit <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/the-hermit"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/71563/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Painter X, cloning and overpainting, plus photomanip. Skydancer for the face. Sun, 08 May 2011 11:54:11 -0400 Fuschia and Chrome http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/fuschia-and-chrome <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/fuschia-and-chrome"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/81136/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a digital painting, painted from scratch in Photoshop CS5, similar to the methods used by Bert Monroy. I used the pen tool to create paths, as Monroy does, and many layers. Based on a photograph I took years ago at a "car cruise" in Pittsburgh. It's an early model (1950's) Chevrolet pickup. Mon, 30 May 2011 15:42:55 -0400 Tribute to Bouguereau http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/tribute-to-bouguereau <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/tribute-to-bouguereau"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/72024/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Placed a stock photo girl into a painting. Mon, 09 May 2011 10:28:48 -0400 Outer Banks Sanderling http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/outer-banks-sanderling <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/outer-banks-sanderling"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item3/79543/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is partly watercolor, partly colored pencil. Graphics added in Photoshop. Available as a print at www.bobnolin.com. Original for sale down at the outer banks. Let me know if you're interested. The yellow-gold color, btw, is Quinacridone Gold, by Daniel Smith Art Supplies, Seattle. Gorgeous color. Thu, 26 May 2011 19:48:55 -0400 Friends Stick Together http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/friends-stick-together <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/friends-stick-together"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/86531/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This painting is about friendship, especially life-long friendships going way back to childhood. Good friends stick together! This is available as a print and as a greeting card at www.bobnolin.com. Painted from scratch in Photoshop CS5. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 21:26:40 -0400 Sad Puppy http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/sad-puppy <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/sad-puppy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/93120/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a painting similar in style (I hope) to a guy I admire, Odwin Rensen. You may have heard of him. He seems to be not around anymore, unfortunately. Anyway, wherever you are, here's to you, Odwin! Tue, 28 Jun 2011 19:32:23 -0400 Who, me? http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/who-me <a href="http://shadowness.com/bobnolin/who-me"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/88346/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Puppy's in the flower bed again... I thought I uploaded this one, guess not. This is a photomanip and hand-painting on top. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 07:46:00 -0400