Cattelya Orchid in Digital Oils

Title: Cattelya Orchid in Digital Oils
Medium: Digital Oils in Corel Painter 11 & Intuos3 4x5Wacom Tablet
Size: 7″ x 7″
Year: 2010
Notes: This orchid study was a personal project. I focused on painting from a reference photo with digital oils (RealBristles brush) and a tiny 5 pixel pallet knife.  The head of the pink and yellow orchid flower is in focus, drawing the viewers attention, while the leaves curve in and out of focus to blend into the background.

One Response to “Cattelya Orchid in Digital Oils”

  1. The Cattleya is gorgeous! I want to see this in person!
    Crouching Female shooting really projects the feel of the position, the stress of the crouch.
    Great work!

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Alex Bond grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, studied Psychology at Reed College in Portland Oregon, and completed a thesis project on Internet RPGs before discovering it was a lot more fun to draw cool things for the entertainment industry herself.  She returned to the Bay Area in to earn her MFA in Illustration at the Academy of Art University and pursue a career in art.  Her splendid knowledge about people, creatures, and history; her mad research skills; and excellent team playing nature are assets on any project.

Alex is passionate about the potential of digital art and interactive entertainment, and is deeply interested in the growth of both mediums. She believes art in the application of games serves to immerse the audience in a character’s point of view and is constantly searching for ways to enrich these mediums. She brings a unique and diversified perspective to her career as a digital concept artist, matte painter and compositing artist combined with regular jaunts out of the studio to practice traditional plein air painting.