Imagining a future American West

I seem to have a fascination with re-imagining the American west. This just might turn in turn into a longer series of paintings. H20 is a commentary on the challenges of water in the west.

 Rounding up the herd

Rounding up the herd

 H20  "Any news on the drought?"

H20  "Any news on the drought?"

Digital watercolor painting- going "old-school"

While digital painting has proven to be a beautiful, efficient, and cost-effective method for concept design and illustration, some clients still prefer the look of traditional media such as watercolors. I recently had a client request a few watercolor illustrations to match some previous artwork that had been done on the project. I suggested that we try a digital watercolor technique since it would be quicker and allow for easy changes if they became necessary. Not surprisingly, the client was hesitant at first so I provided a few quick samples of the technique. They were pleasantly surprised at how convincing the digital watercolors were so we proceeded with the digital route. Here are a few of the final renderings.

 Aerial View of Eco-Agricultural Resort in China

Aerial View of Eco-Agricultural Resort in China

  Digital Watercolor of Eco-Agricultural Resort in China

Digital Watercolor of Eco-Agricultural Resort in China