This is another from the Alchemist series that I have been working on. Above I have included the final painting, along with some images of the different steps that I take on my way to arriving at a finished painting. The Falcon was painted separately and was later added to the finished painting using Photoshop. The value study shown above is when I will decide where the lights and darks will be within the painting and where the shadows will fall upon the figures. The color study, although much more abstract than the finished painting, helps provide me with some insight to how I want to lay in my washes and allows for experimentation with potential color palettes .
Over the past few years my good friend and photographer Tomas Donoso has been working on creating music videos for the enormously talented Chattanooga based band, Strung Like A Horse. Together they are working on releasing a new video for the song Glad, and will be kicking off the video with a Horror Ball at the Honest Pint, in Chattanooga Tennessee on August 10th. I was asked to create a poster for the event as well as some art work for potential T-shirts and stickers. Tomas provided me with amazing reference photos, as well as clear direction to how he wanted the poster to look and feel. This was a super fun project to work on and the final poster ended up being a composite of numerous watercolor paintings, some of which are featured within this post. Much thanks to Tomas Donoso, Clay Maselle, and the members of Strung Like A Horse!