Shadowness - cgaddict http://shadowness.com Welcome to my Gallery ::) Here you will find a majority of my artwork. Currently all my work is done digitally with Photoshop and a Wacom Intuos 3 Ta... en Paladin http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/paladin-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/paladin-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/393914/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Commissioned piece for a Fantasy Book Cover. This image depicts a Paladin, and I was given a lot of artistic freedom with this piece so it was a great experience to work on. I wanted the image to look iconic with the figure looking very fierce and attractive at the same time. The crows we're a final touch I gave to the image to give it a more ominous feel. Overall I'm quite pleased with the image. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 12:00:29 -0500 Apollo http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/apollo-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/apollo-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/387747/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Painting of Apollo from Greek Mythology painted for a friend. I really enjoy depicting the tales from Greek Mythology, so I had an absolute blast painting this. I'm very eager to continue painting more images with this theme as well, as I'm always inspired the richness of Greek Mythology. Thu, 07 Nov 2013 17:47:02 -0500 Kevin Orphan Caricature http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/kevin-orphan-caricature <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/kevin-orphan-caricature"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/358477/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Caricature painted for an Orphan child. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 11:04:27 -0400 Baby Dr. Lobo http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/baby-dr-lobo <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/baby-dr-lobo"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/354639/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a Card Game Illustration for the Board Game 'Agents of Smersh' that I recently completed. This will be featured in the upcoming Expansion Pack for the game. I had a lot of fun with this image, really enjoyed the humorous concept (this image depicts the main villain as a baby, with his unique hairstyle intact). I wanted to give this image a lot of depth as well, so I spent quite a deal of time on the environment as well, which is a route I'm taking with all of my current work. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:32:56 -0400 Carlos Caricature http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/carlos-caricature <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/carlos-caricature"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/354398/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a caricature I painted for Carlos, who is an orphan. It felt great to be able to do something positive with my artwork, so I jumped right in for this opportunity. Was also a great opportunity to practice more caricature work which I really enjoy, so you can expect more of that in the future. Special thanks to Wittygraphy who was responsible for this event. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:44:40 -0400 The Aussie Butcher http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/the-aussie-butcher <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/the-aussie-butcher"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/348107/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Card game Illustration; I pushed the details here more than I usually do for a relatively small sized Illustration, but it was a lot of fun working on the atmosphere, rain effects, drops, etc. so I went with it. The effects mentioned were very time consuming, but I feel that they add a lot of life and depth to the image. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 06:29:22 -0400 Happy Father's Day http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/happy-father--s-day <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/happy-father--s-day"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/347851/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> This is a portrait of my Father painted as a gift to celebrate Farther's Day. My father has been incredibly supportive of me as an artist, and he pushed me very hard growing up to refine my technique as best as I can. He also gave great critiques and feedback on what to improve on. Although he's not an artist himself, he definitely has a great eye for art and knows what's working and what's not in regards to creating an image. I wanted to experiment a lot with this painting, using a cooler color scheme than I'm used to and trying to create a more ethereal feeling with this painting, which I feel I achieved. With that said, Happy Farther's Day to all! Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:41:55 -0400 Jake Gyllenhaal Caricature http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/jake-gyllenhaal-caricature <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/jake-gyllenhaal-caricature"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/340758/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Caricature of actor Jake Gyllenhaal done for a contest. I really enjoy doing caricature work, and haven't painted one in ages, so this was a lot of fun to tackle. I'm planning on doing plenty more caricatures in the future as well, would really like to expand my portfolio in that regard. It also gives me a chance to show my sense of humor as well, which is always a plus. Fri, 24 May 2013 07:58:04 -0400 Self Portrait http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/self-portrait <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/self-portrait"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/339481/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I recently had a chance to rework my Self Portrait, just to see how much I can improve it, and I'm quite pleased with the results. Among the changes I made were better color harmony, stronger values, and more detail and definition in general. The Master Copy Studies I've done definitely helped me out with this image, especially in regards to skin tones (learned a great deal from Bouguereau in that regard). Sun, 19 May 2013 22:25:40 -0400 CountDown http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/countdown-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/cgaddict/countdown-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/338496/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> This is a Board Game cover art Illustration I recently completed. The subject matter was a bit different than my usual work (I generally paint Fantasy), so this was a welcome challenge. This image was ridiculously time consuming as well, but it was well worth it as I feel I obtained a rich, crisp feel to the painting to really help it bring it to life. I also played up the cool/warm tones quite a bit to give it a more lively look as well as to obtain more contrast as a whole. The buildings we're a lot of fun to work on as well, had a blast detailing them and adding various levels of destruction. Overall I'm quite pleased with how the image turned out. Thu, 16 May 2013 10:36:26 -0400