Christmas Cave Alternate Version

Christmas Cave Alternate Version

Using some different lighting effects, I played around and created an entirely different mood. I also added some different background elements so it stands alone as a separate version.

Please let me know what you think in the comments.

Freelance Artistry

I am gathering opinions on my latest design. What do you think?

It is a new banner idea that I may use for my websites and other social media. I need to work on the sizing for sure as it is a bit big for Twitter and Facebook.

The inspiration for the design came from the origin of the word “freelance”. A freelance was considered a mercenary back in medieval times. These “Freelancers” would take on work in return for payment. This was once the easiest way to raise an army to fight for a cause. I imagine the downside of this is that your opponent could have more gold to offer and your troops would be bought out from under you. Tides would quickly be turned as the cause is only worth as much as the gold that is backing it.

Please enjoy and let me know what you think.

knight

Season’s Greetings From the Mountain Snowman

Season’s Greetings From the Mountain Snowman

Season’s Greetings to all of my fans out there. Thanks so much for your comments and support to my page and my designs. This week I incorporated some Photoshop video integration to create the .GIF File you see below. The layered technology of Photoshop made it extremely easy to build. The stock was available here.

Season’s Greeting From the Mountain Snowman!

The Design Process

This design was painted using brushes I purchased from @TrentKaniuga located from his store at Trent Kaniuga (gumroad.com) . The entire design took about four hours all together. Using separate layers I was able to create the illusion of depth by making adjustments to contrast and brightness. A nice glow layer with the brightness turned all the way up was used for the fine highlights. I think this added a nice haunted appeal to the whole piece overall.

Most of my time was spent blending the colors together until I found a nice selection. By keeping the color selection simple, I reduced the complexity of the shading process. Had there been more colors, there would have been more to balance….and it would have taken a lot longer I’m sure to get the desired results.

The simple red scarf provides just enough of an added focal point since that’s the only other color there really. It makes the eyes jump to it and then over to the moon.

What Do You Think?

I’d really like to see your comments and questions. If there is something you’d like me to create, drop a comment and let me know. I’d love the challenge. By the way, I am very new to Photoshop. I’ve used Clip Studio Paint forever but it never hurts to learn something new. Another shout out to all the artists who create YouTube videos because that’s how I learn the best!

Until next time….Good night!

2017 – 2020 Portfolio

2017 – 2020 Portfolio

My 2017 – 2020 Portfolio is here. It has been a great three years of drawing and sharing with all of my friends, followers, and clients I’ve worked with. Hopefully it has been just as great for all of you as well. I’ve compiled my favorite works and compiled them into a portfolio located at https://artofjeffreyhunt.com. Here you’ll see my categorically organized designs in a very clean viewing format with the help of Adobe software.

Jeffrey Hunt (artofjeffreyhunt.com)

Concept Art Idea Book

The Concept Art Idea Book is still available here on Amazon.com. This book is meant for either the amateur or the professional. Everyone runs into roadblocks when they create. This work is a presentation of my creative processes highlighting how I bring my creations to life. It is meant to provide inspiration to those who need and information for those who want it.  While this does not discuss how to use specific software functions, it does describe process that can be used whatever digital software you chose to use.

Concept Art Idea Book
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I wish everyone a happy holiday and a happy New Year as we move into 2021!

Photoshop Training

Happy Holidays

Photoshop Training

My Photoshop Training exercise is inspired by the Christmas Holiday. This week’s subject is Santa and his favorite reindeer, Rudolf. I used a screen layer to make Rudolf’s nose appear to be shining light while also allowing for the images underneath to show through bathed in a soft red light. Certainly helpful when the weather gets bad over in the North Pole.

I have spent the latter part of the last two weeks learning to use Photoshop as well as I use Clip Studio Paint. A shout out to all of the YouTubers who post tutorials and who sell brushes online. It’s great that there are so many talented artists out their who share their techniques and provide inspiration.

Line Art

The line art I used is below. I drew / inked the design directly into Photoshop. I used some pictures of reindeer as reference but wanted to keep a more comic style appearance since it is Rudolf after all. The line art took me three days to perfect. I changed my mind on some of the details in the design a bit.

The line art was drawn directly into Photoshop. I tend to work completely electronically.

Flats

Flats were a lot of fun to do. I enjoyed color picking and bringing life to the design. I used the flats layer to add some additional textures to. Of note, it’s a good practice to keep these elements on separate layers so you don’t have to make a lot of extra changes should you want to change the colors. By keeping the flats simple, you get a good base line to have more fun with when you get to highlights and shading.

Extra details were added into my flats along with some shading so that I could better visualize the overall design.

Creepy Frightening Snowman Animation – Will Make You Jump

creepy snowman

Creepy Frightening Snowman Animation – Will Make You Jump

My Creepy snowman video will surely give you a fright. I know winter is supposed to be over but snowmen just give me the creeps. If you have seen some of my other creepy pieces such as The Fall of Winter – Spring is Finally Here or War with Winter – Are You Ready? then you probably know that I am not that fond of the snow and the cold. However, the snoman genre does fit well with my other favorite genre…gardening? No. Not gardening. Horror.

This video was made with Motionartist. It is by far my favorite animation tool. I enjoy the animation in Clip Studio Paint but Motionartist is so much more powerful and I can do so much more with it. Here is a tip. Make sure you save each piece you want to animate on a different layer in Clip Studio Paint or photoshop. It makes it much easier when you import it. I think I’ll make a tutorial of this later on so you can see via YouTube or my blog.