Thursday, October 11, 2007


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So here I am, looking through some older speedpaints, and I realize how much I enjoy the look of the looser strokes I was using when I didn't really care about the outcome, and I knew nobody would be seeing the end product (unless I wanted them to). Part of the reason for this look is that I was teaching myself how to paint in Photoshop and wasn't bothering to noodle in the details - just focusing on the broad strokes and learning how the brushes behave. I don't necessarily dislike the tighter rendering I've used on the Captain America covers, but I really want to use a more painterly style eventually. We'll see if it happens.

For the record, this was done from reference sometime last year.


JRP! said...

Awesome stuff. It almost has a early Cezanne feel.

raphael said...

very nice piece. it's like a little peek into your "sketch book"


francis tsai said...

very nice feel - wouldn't it be great to get more covers (or even interiors) like this?

Steve Epting said...

I can't imagine how long it would take me to paint an entire book like this, but it would be cool to give it a try one day.

Thanks for the comments everyone!