Shadowness - isissousa http://shadowness.com Hi there! This account is inactive. Due to life circumstances, I don't have the time and energy to socialize on art communities anymore. Thanks for vi... en A study of Tealc http://shadowness.com/isissousa/a-study-of-tealc <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/a-study-of-tealc"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/406272/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Reference: a tiny pic I found on Google. This study was done for a workshop. The technique is experimental. It is the first time I finish something with a wet acrylic brushes on Painter. I thought the look was too smooth/digital, so I added some grain/texture with Sponge to look more like the traditional acrylic works I do. I like the wet finish and high viscosity feel - it gives the digital acrylics much more depth than my traditional (also much more opaque) paintings. — I will update this post with the workshop link as soon as it is online. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:23:13 -0500 A red winter http://shadowness.com/isissousa/a-red-winter <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/a-red-winter"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/406271/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Personal work. A melancholic portrait inspired on the Red Riding Hood fairytale. The big challenge here was to approach my character’s feelings, making them look natural. Painter X3 – Real Round Oil brush – Wacom Intuos Pro Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:23:12 -0500 The early bird - Sepia http://shadowness.com/isissousa/the-early-bird--sepia <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/the-early-bird--sepia"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/369357/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This portfolio work has a more classical feel and was inspired on the art style of masters such as Goya and DaVinci. Soundtrack: Therion – Deggial, Vovin, Crowining of Atlantis. Painted on Painter 12, with Real Round Oil brush and Fine Tip Soft airbrush. This dark fantasy piece was made for my dark portfolio called Canvas Noir: http://canvasnoir.tumblr.com/ Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:31:09 -0400 The early bird - Color http://shadowness.com/isissousa/the-early-bird--color <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/the-early-bird--color"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/369356/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This portfolio work has a more classical feel and was inspired on the art style of masters such as Goya and DaVinci. Soundtrack: Therion – Deggial, Vovin, Crowining of Atlantis. Painted on Painter 12, with Real Round Oil brush and Fine Tip Soft airbrush. This dark fantasy piece was made for my dark portfolio called Canvas Noir: http://canvasnoir.tumblr.com/ Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:31:07 -0400 Ellie - The Last of Us FanArt http://shadowness.com/isissousa/ellie--the-last-of-us-fanart <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/ellie--the-last-of-us-fanart"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/369354/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Done for the Portraiture Class Special on IT’S ART MAG (www.itsartmag.com) Painter 12, Wacom Intuos 3, Fine Tip soft airbrush and a couple of references from the game. Full narrated video with process here: http://www.itsartmag.com/features/portraiture-class-special-the-last-of-us-mini-challenge/#.Uhs9XD_CfCc - you need to login to watch it for free. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:25:52 -0400 Van Dyck in digital Oils http://shadowness.com/isissousa/van-dyck-in-digital-oils <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/van-dyck-in-digital-oils"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/369352/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Digital version of Anthony Van Dyck 's self portrait. This is my personal interpretation, made with Painter 12, Real Round Oil brush, Wacom Intuos 3. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:25:51 -0400 Once upon a rose http://shadowness.com/isissousa/once-upon-a-rose-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/once-upon-a-rose-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/369353/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />After painting self-portraits of classical painters, I come with something very personal. I always wanted to paint things related flowers, and here is my little fairytale: a mysterious character whose story is related to a rose. She is warm and passionate and you will never know what she is capable of. Real round oil and Fine tip soft airbrush, my fav brushes on Painter 12. Found out each of them alone doesn’t give maximum performance. The two combined: the best of both worlds, for me! :) Had reference for the pose/perspective. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:25:51 -0400 Elisa - XIIIth hour at Duskland http://shadowness.com/isissousa/elisa--xiiith-hour-at-duskland <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/elisa--xiiith-hour-at-duskland"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/325903/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a character from a series of short stories I am working on. The first story is ready and just gone for Beta reading. “The XIIIth Hour at Duskland” is a personal work of fiction. Painted with an oily brush “Real Round”, on Painter 12. I would like to thank immensely the great master Pierangelo Boog, for all the tips and help on the anatomy issues I had during the process of this illustration! Fri, 05 Apr 2013 07:08:37 -0400 The Dark Van Gogh http://shadowness.com/isissousa/the-dark-van-gogh <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/the-dark-van-gogh"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/325902/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />When I was a child I was always afraid of looking at Van Gogh self-portraits. I saw him as a spooky man, with a strange glance in his eyes. I also notice that he looks anatomically different if we compare his self-portraits. Those distortions of his impressionist style (still) are for me like nightmarish visions and I didn’t know what was worse: sometimes I saw deep sadness in his countenance, sometimes I saw just evil. Was I imagining too much? Here is my own interpretation of one of his self-portraits, this time, in peaceful, but dark mood. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 07:06:39 -0400 The Ziggy Elf http://shadowness.com/isissousa/the-ziggy-elf <a href="http://shadowness.com/isissousa/the-ziggy-elf"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/283810/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is an elf portrait hugely inspired on David Bowie’s character/persona Ziggy Stardust. He used awesome costumes and always had great make up. I think bedsides Bowie’s geniality, Ziggy Stardust was so fabulous because of the vibrant, dreamy colors. That’s what I have tried to incorporate here, with much hard work, a lot of tweaking and corrections. All painted with Painter 12, Soft tip Airbrush and a bit of texturing with a sponge and a nervous pen. I had reference for the face/pose from myself :) Although “The Ziggy Elf” is much more beautiful and pleasant to look! This painting was created for IT’S ART PORTRAITURE CLASS “Paint a Fantasy Portrait”. Video coming soon! Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:34:08 -0500