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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I'm an Illustrator and Concept Artist with 15+ years experience world-building and telling stories. I am passionate about developing memorable worlds for film, books, magazines, and games in the imaginative genres. Recently, I've begun blending 3D ZBrush sculpting into my 2D work.

I graduated from Reed College with a B.A. in Psychology and pursued a brief career in Psychiatry research before enrolling in my first formal art class. I realized my passion for digital art, visual story-telling, and interactive media and left Psychology to earn my MFA in Illustration and focused on concept art for games in the Academy of Art University. From my studio in the San Francisco Bay Area I work with a variety of clients, publishers, and studios.