Saturday, August 24, 2013

Here I am working on the mural

Here I am working on the Redwood Mural

I am getting ready to leave the mural a while to work on other projects, and to prepare a press release. Here I am working on it, this will be included in the press release.

Working on Redwood midground

I am starting to add detail and more color definition to the midground of the Redwoods mural. Not happy with how the dead log was looking, I opened the area under it to show it's at the edge of a valley. Also lightened it up and have started adding a few plants.  Got more of a feeling of depth now.

Friday, August 23, 2013

New Details of Redwood Mural

After a brief break, I've gone back to the mural. Done a lot more work on the tree trunks, and blocking in forground. Looks very heavy right now- but more leaves and light will change that. The funny looking squiggly thing on the right hand wall is the root ball of the fallen tree- it will be more obvious once it's finished. It's getting more difficult to capture the details, so now taking a picture of each wall separately. Will start doing close-ups once there's small details added.

Monday, August 12, 2013

There is light in the forest! I really don't care for airbrushing all that much, but it certainly does the trick for light effects! Tomorrow I can start detailing the foreground- that's the part I like best!
I've added details to the background, it is now ready for the beams of light in the forest! After that will be the fun stuff of doing forground details!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

redwood forest mural begun

I've blocked in the basic details of the redwood forest. The clients seem pretty happy witht this beginning. They need to lighten up the room, and this will go a long way in that direction!

Redwood Forest Mural

I've started a new mural in Grand Rapids! It is a small one, in a private residence. Here is the space, all primed and ready to go!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Eagle stages of life.

These images are a bit more serious than the last, but also done for Sinnemahoning nature center. They are two in a series featuring the changes a Bald Eagle goes through as it matures. The top image features a mating flight, the bottom, a young eagle about to take its first flight. Again, pen on paper first, then color via Photoshop.  © Taylor Studios

Elk chase cartoon

I don't often get to do cartoons! This one is for Sinnemahoning nature center. It features safety tips when around wildlife. Started off with ink on paper, colored it in with Photoshop.  © Taylor Studios

Donna and Dennis' 2012 Christmas Card

What a fun little project! My sister and brother-in-law asked me to take  their pictures for their Christmas cards. Getting them and their dog just right required more than one shot. I used the best picture of them, added the best image of their dog, did some retouching, softened the background, and added the vignette. Voila! Merry Christmas!