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Candy Cane Elven Outlands

Candy Cane Elven Outlands is an Elven Location part of my Christmas Elf series I am working on. It’s a place full of well, you know…candy canes. This design is a concept art piece designed to show alternative locations in a fantasy style Christmas world.

#christmas, #elf, #candy, #jeffreyhuntart, #clipstudiopaint

Candy Cane Wastelands
Candy Cane Wastelands

Christmas elf DIGITAL PAINTING COMPLETED

Christmas elf digital painting completed

Today I completed my #Christmas #Elf #Digital #Painting. You may have seen my previous post that I uploaded of my digital pencil #sketch. If you missed it, go check it out.

Design

This design has 55 total layers. Each set of layers was broken down into separate folders to keep the #elf, the #tree, and tree elements such as #decorations separate from everything else. This totally paid off too because I was able to affect changes to those specific items while isolating them, so I didn’t accidentally change something else.

This time I uploaded some various versions of the same design. Three of them are cropped differently for more variety. The last one, which also happens to be the featured image, has a levels adjustment to make the scene darker and make the lights pop out more.

Coloring

I used a gouache brush to paint / color the design. Normally I just color flat while using selection layers but this time I wanted to get a more painterly look. I think the results turned out really good. I am very happy with the textures of the clothes and especially the bark of the tree in the distance.

YouTube

You can watch the painting process here on YouTube.

What do you think?

Please like, subscribe, and follow if you like my work.

My Books

Concept Art Idea Book – https://www.amazon.com/Concept-Art-Idea-Book-ebook/dp/B074PFSG31

The Concept Art Idea Book 2 – https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B09Y6R1BXY

Concept Art Idea Book 2 Promo Video

Promo Video for the Concept Art Idea Book 2
  • Candy Cane Elven Outlands

    Candy Cane Elven Outlands

    Candy Cane Elven Outlands is an Elven Location part of my Christmas Elf series I am working on. It’s a place full of well, you know…candy canes. This design is a concept art piece designed to show alternative locations in a fantasy style Christmas world. #christmas, #elf, #candy, #jeffreyhuntart, #clipstudiopaint


  • Christmas elf DIGITAL PAINTING COMPLETED

    Christmas elf DIGITAL PAINTING COMPLETED

    Today I completed my #Christmas #Elf #Digital #Painting. You may have seen my previous post that I uploaded of my digital pencil #sketch. If you missed it, go check it out.


  • Christmas Tree WIP (Clip Studio Paint and Wondershare Filmora)

    Christmas Tree WIP (Clip Studio Paint and Wondershare Filmora)

    Christmas Tree The current WIP is a digital pencil sketch with shading of an elf overshadowed by a giant magical Christmas tree. What is the purpose of this giant tree? Is it symbolic to the region? Does it contain a magical power source critical to the rest of the North Pole? Let your mind go wild with the possibilities.


  • Halloween Night

    Halloween Night

    Halloween Night Have a happy and safe Halloween! #Halloween, #Pumpkin, #Scary, #Night, #Halloween2022, #Digitalart, #DigitalPaint


  • Use promo code OCTOBERTART to Check out “Concept Art Idea Book 2” at a Reduced Price

    Use promo code OCTOBERTART to Check out “Concept Art Idea Book 2” at a Reduced Price

    You can use promo code OCTOBERART to get The Concept Art Idea Book 2 at a reduce cost of only $6.99. This 60 page art book is sure to help you with artist block and give you some useful ideas.


  • Watch “Cheeky Witch Digital Painting Timelapse” on YouTube

    Watch “Cheeky Witch Digital Painting Timelapse” on YouTube

    Cheeky Witch Digital Painting Timelapse This is the timelapse drawing process of my latest Witch video…the Cheeky Witch. This is my process using Clip Studio Paint. You will see that just like last time, you’ll see me change my mind a lot. I am very picky. What can I say? Hopefully this is helpful in … Continue reading Watch “Cheeky Witch Digital Painting Timelapse” on YouTube


  • Cheeky Witch (Clip Studio Paint and Filmora)

    Cheeky Witch (Clip Studio Paint and Filmora)

    Tonight my #digital_painting is little on the naughty side. The #pumpkin patch’s favorite #witch is getting ready to fly on her broom. Can the pumpkins handle the show?


  • Halloween Witch Digital Painting Process (Timelapse)

    Halloween Witch Digital Painting Process (Timelapse)

    Witch was my most recent #digital painting that I completed last night. As you watch, you’ll see me change my mind a lot as I paint this design. I tend to get picky when I paint. Hope you enjoy! #artist, #clipstudiopaint, #digitalpaint, #digitalart, draw, #fantasyart, #gothic, #halloween, #process, #time-lapse, #witch, #witchcraft, #artistworkflow, #Microsoft, My BooksConcept … Continue reading Halloween Witch Digital Painting Process (Timelapse)


  • Ghostly Search

    Ghostly Search

    This evening I finished a #ghostly #poem to provide you with some #hauntingly wonderful #entertainment as part of this #video. Please enjoy!


  • Water Maiden

    Water Maiden

    Tonight’s #digitalart is a water #maiden who lives in an old abandoned #pirate cove long forgotton. #clipstudiopaint was used to design this 20 layer digital #painting. #wondersharefilmora was used to finish the piece into this #beautiful #syfy scene video.


  • Haunted Evening

    Haunted Evening

    Do you like #ghosts? The season of #Halloween is soon to begin so I designed this animation of a haunted environment to start the excitement early.


  • Dystopian Cyber City (Clip Studio Paint Animation)

    Dystopian Cyber City (Clip Studio Paint Animation)

    Dystopian Cyber City is an #environment #animation made exclusively with #clipstudiopaint. This #conceptart inspired theme is set on a futuristic planet far away from Earth. Energy is in short supply to power the main buildings and you can see them pulse with light as you watch the video play.


  • Battle Ork! Wargh!

    Battle Ork! Wargh!

    This video was inspired by the world of #warhammer40k. As a child I used to buy and paint the miniatures and grew to love the Warhammer universe. Even today, I play many of the games and still read the White Drawf magazines when I find them. This piece was designed using #clipstudiopaint and #blender. I used 25 layers in the digital image combining different blending layers along the way. Blender was used to add some wonderful effects and #wondershare added even more. I hope you enjoy the video. Please like and subscribe if you enjoyed it or even if you didn’t. 🙂


  • Concept Art Idea Book 2 Promo Video

    Concept Art Idea Book 2 Promo Video

  • Concept Art Idea Book 2

    Concept Art Idea Book 2

    The Concept Art Idea Book 2 has finally been published. It’s been almost a year since I started working on my book. I’ve had some recent posts about my progress over the past few months. There were days when I had to take short breaks and there were days when I took some longer ones. There is nothing better though than the feeling you get when you can say that you are all done.


  • How I used Clip Studio Paint and Blender to create an animated video (1st YouTube Tutorial)

    How I used Clip Studio Paint and Blender to create an animated video (1st YouTube Tutorial)

    The tutorial has both the video screen captures from Clip Studio Paint so you can watch me draw and it on screen video capture from within Blender so that the process is more understandable. I am a little nervous when speaking publicly but this took it to a whole new level. Next time I’ll practice what I’m going to say more but the final project does sound pretty genuine which is what I was going for.


  • Desert Witch (Clip Studio Paint and Blender)

    Desert Witch (Clip Studio Paint and Blender)

    I created another digital art piece combining Blender and Clip Studio Paint. This is an extra bonus since I just uploaded City Witch last night. I should probably think about pacing myself. 🙂 I am going to go back to posting only once a week but I had a vision in my mind for this one that I didn’t want to lose.


  • Forest Witch Blender Animation Posted to YouTube

    Forest Witch Blender Animation Posted to YouTube

    Just uploaded my latest video to my channel. You can read more about it in my latest post earlier tonight. I included a screen shot down below so you can see it in the Blender video editor.


  • Forest Witch

    Forest Witch

    The design is about 40 layers most of which are corrections and refinements that I made as I went back over during the polishing stage. I just paint over areas I’m not happy with and use another layer. Don’t judge. Each to their own right?


  • Concept Art Idea Book 2 (Page Design Sneak Peak)

    Concept Art Idea Book 2 (Page Design Sneak Peak)

    Have you ever noticed the relationships between different artist skill sets? Sharing my continuing work in progress of my new concept art book. I have had to digest hours of YouTube videos and Pinterest images of various types of page layouts to get the knowledge I needed to successfully make my own.


  • The Wood Witch YouTube Video

    The Wood Witch YouTube Video

    Just uploaded my next video on YouTube. It’s a combination of an illustration made using Clip Studio Paint and Blender. As an artist, it’s very important to utilize all of the tools out there…and boy are there a lot. Blender and Clip Studio Paint work very well together in that you can start a project in one application and finish it up in another. Most folks I know create grey boxes in Blender, export them, and then import them into their favorite drawing program where they create their final illustration.


  • Concept Art Idea Book 2 Promo Video

    Concept Art Idea Book 2 Promo Video

  • Flower Study

    Flower Study

  • Compilation of Horror

    Compilation of Horror

    Available now is my 26 page comic containing two short stories along with some bonus art as well as two videos. This is comic is my first ever and I’m really excited to share this with you.


  • 2022…New Year New Website!

    2022…New Year New Website!

  • Merrick Ailbhean #loxodon #fighter #rogue #dndoodles #dnd #5e #sketch #sketching #drawing #painting #art #digitalart #procreate #fingertwitchings

    Merrick Ailbhean #loxodon #fighter #rogue #dndoodles #dnd #5e #sketch #sketching #drawing #painting #art #digitalart #procreate #fingertwitchings


  • Exclusive Santa Column: Santa’s Lovely Christmas Jumper

    Another week, another newsletter. After Santa’s last outing with death bats, we’re pleased this week to see he’s discussing lovely Christmas jumpers. Excellent! That’s much more wholesome and fabulous. Christmas jumpers spread considerable joy across the world and it’s superb to see Santa finally embrace the Christmas spirit. An Evening of Sophistication My stupid wife … Continue reading Exclusive Santa Column: Santa’s Lovely Christmas Jumper


Desert Witch (Clip Studio Paint and Blender)

I created another digital art piece combining Blender and Clip Studio Paint. This is an extra bonus since I just uploaded City Witch last night. I should probably think about pacing myself. 🙂 I am going to go back to posting only once a week but I had a vision in my mind for this one that I didn’t want to lose.

Desert Witch Blender Animation

Desert Witch Process

The design is about 25 layers using many correction as I went to adjust color and aesthetic for the overall design. This was created using Clip Studio Paint for the digital drawing / painting process.

Base colors and composition
Colors and Highlights
Final Polishing and Background details

Blender Enhancements

I uploaded the finished .png into Blender and added some additional lighting effects. For this design, I created a particle field to simulate the effects of being in a desert sand storm of some sort. The light which I set to 1500W, really sets off the glow that I was looking for and color matched very nicely with her clothes and other highlights. I just love the versatility I get when I use Blender.

Blender Enhancements

Forest Witch

I created another digital art piece combining Blender and Clip Studio Paint. This is the next installment from last week’s post. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been witch themed for a while now. Makes me almost wish for Halloween again.

Forest Witch

Process

The design is about 40 layers most of which are corrections and refinements that I made as I went back over during the polishing stage. I just paint over areas I’m not happy with and use another layer. Don’t judge. Each to their own right?

Rough pencil

Blender Enhancements

I uploaded the finished .png into Blender and added some additional lighting effects. This was a lot faster this time because I saved my last project as a template. All I needed to do was change the lighting colors in my volumetric cube and upload the new illustration to replace the old one. The longest part is actually rendering the animation.

Below are some of the other versions.

Concept Art Idea Book 2 (Page Design Sneak Peak)

Sharing my continuing work in progress of my new concept art book. I have had to digest hours of YouTube videos and Pinterest images of various types of page layouts to get the knowledge I needed to successfully make my own. So thankful to all of the content creators out there who showcase their ideas and make products for newbies like me to learn from. As I learn more I will certainly pay it forward by making my own.

What have I learned so far?

Graphic design is as much a form of art as the illustrations I have spent most of last year creating. The layout process has a lot of similarities to the principles of design that I have been learning. For example, balance, composition, and focal points are also elements that you have to keep in mind when laying out a page. Another epiphany I recently experienced is that the same storyboarding technique I use to lay out a comic page works great to lay out a page of text. By taking a piece of paper and sketching how I wanted my page to look first gave me a decent road map to where I wanted to go. I’m just so intrigued by how many relationships I’ve found between skill sets. It helped me to reduce the fear of learning something entirely new to realizing that I’m really just adding a layer to what I already know.

Has anyone else experienced this? I’d really like to know epiphanies you have had.

Book Creation Process

I’ve been using Microsoft Publisher to lay out the pages for my book. It’s an app that I rediscovered on my PC. While I used to have InDesign, I found that MS Publisher is a very inexpensive way to accomplish the same task. As long as I compress my images, I can keep moving along pretty well. With almost 60 pages in my book full of images, I was worried it would lag but so far, so good. Once complete, I’ll upload my finished book and build a downloadable .pdf for purchase as well.

If anyone has any feedback on the page designs, I’d love to know what you think.

Happy writing!

The Wood Witch YouTube Video

Just uploaded my next video on YouTube. It’s a combination of an illustration made using Clip Studio Paint and Blender. As an artist, it’s very important to utilize all of the tools out there…and boy are there a lot. Blender and Clip Studio Paint work very well together in that you can start a project in one application and finish it up in another. Most folks I know create grey boxes in Blender, export them, and then import them into their favorite drawing program where they create their final illustration.

The Wood Witch on YouTube

The Process

This has been a work in progress for a while. I created the illustration last month. You can read more about that here. I have been trying to take my work to the next step by mastering lighting and special effects. I mentioned this in an earlier post too.

The figure study

Volumetrics

I took my polished illustration and exported it from Clip Studio Paint as a .png file and then uploaded into Blender. As you can see in the illustration below, I put my illustration inside of a volumetric cube. The bright orange outline show the plane that I uploaded my image onto. A feature in Blender called image to pane creates a billboard style look to your illustrations that you can then modify within Blender itself.

Volumetric cube with illustration inside.

By putting my illustration inside of the cube, I was able to create a particle effect in front of the illustration to give it a 3D look with some subtle movement. It takes a little trial and error to get it done right. I used this video to figure out how to do all of the fine tuning.

Volumetric cube with shader turned on.

Above you can see what the design looks like when you turn on the shaders. The yellow dots are the particles shaded with a bright yellow for contrast. A shader by the way is a term that displays the color or lighting effects within Blender that you chose so you can see how it looks while you create prior to processing the final rendered piece. I found that the program works faster with the shaders off and it’s not so distracting. It’s a lot like coloring in greyscale first prior to using real colors to make sure that the piece is balanced correctly.

Video and Audio Processing

Blender has a really cool video editor that I very much enjoyed using. After I was pleased with the results of the final MP4 video, I uploaded the audio file that I found from the YouTube audio library. YouTube has a lot of good choices to select from. I entered the search term for a “haunted forest” and found a track called Green Forest by Riot.

Blender video editor

The trick during this part of the process was lining up the frames with the audio. The music file was much longer than my 100 frame video so I copied and pasted it over and over until I had enough cells to line up with the music. Every other cell I selected the reverse cell option so that it didn’t look jumpy or like it was starting over from the beginning. I almost got up and walked away twice because it seemed tedious but I am pleased with the final product.

Final image in blender

Final Image Capture

Above is the final rendered image exported from Blender. I added two spot lights to the image for a magical contrast. There is the spot light coming from the top left. It’s a little hard to see in this picture. The bottom light by the rocks is placed down below with the bloom setting turned on. This makes the rocks seem a little more magical.

I hope you enjoyed the process overview for this piece. If you want to see the finished video, please click the link at the top to check it out.

Send a note to me if you like it or if you think I should do more. If I know people like them and are interested in this sort of thing, It will motivate me to make more.

Happy creating!

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