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!

The Fall of Winter – Spring is Finally Here

fall of winter

The Fall of Winter – Spring is Finally Here

fall of winter

The fall of winter is upon us. The sun blasts its heat our way while the denizens of the cold run in fright. Their world already melting under the warmer temperatures that are indicative of this time of year. The cleansing heat renews the land and prepares for new life to grow along the landscapes. Flowers slowly come out of their bunkers built to fend off the snow. Dandelions sprout out as scouts to make sure the cold is far away and pass the messages to the roses and daffodils that it is safe to grow once more. The birds that come back ensure the area is clear of the snow people that guarded the snow covered grass keeping it at bay. The insects, once frozen in their homes, are revived to explore a brand new world once more.