Another teaser for tonight’s progress :) #art #digital #photoshop #mattepainting #dylanpierpont #cityscape #scifi #architecture #environment #landscape #matte #building #sunset #light #shadow #urban #street #photography #photograph #rain #ship #sky

Another teaser for tonight’s progress :) #art #digital #photoshop #mattepainting #dylanpierpont #cityscape #scifi #architecture #environment #landscape #matte #building #sunset #light #shadow #urban #street #photography #photograph #rain #ship #sky

Working through the final few weeks of this matte painting course. So much left to learn still, but man has it been a fun and educational trip thus far. Here’s another tease of the latest piece. Looking to have this wrapped up by this weekend. #art #digital #photoshop #mattepainting #dylanpierpont #cityscape #scifi #architecture #environment #landscape #matte #building #sunset #light #shadow #urban #street #photography #photograph #rain #fountain #grass #sun #lighting #film #cinemascope

Working through the final few weeks of this matte painting course. So much left to learn still, but man has it been a fun and educational trip thus far. Here’s another tease of the latest piece. Looking to have this wrapped up by this weekend. #art #digital #photoshop #mattepainting #dylanpierpont #cityscape #scifi #architecture #environment #landscape #matte #building #sunset #light #shadow #urban #street #photography #photograph #rain #fountain #grass #sun #lighting #film #cinemascope

A tad bit late on #throwbackthursday but I figured my posts on tuesday prolly make up for it :) Here’s another one from back in #2009 - #2010 Experimenting with charcoal and inkwash for the first time. #art #artschool #assignment #class #rmcad #drawing #charcoal #ink #inkwash #figuredrawing #figure #lifedrawing #model #student #lighting #shadow #study #sketch #pose

A tad bit late on #throwbackthursday but I figured my posts on tuesday prolly make up for it :) Here’s another one from back in #2009 - #2010 Experimenting with charcoal and inkwash for the first time. #art #artschool #assignment #class #rmcad #drawing #charcoal #ink #inkwash #figuredrawing #figure #lifedrawing #model #student #lighting #shadow #study #sketch #pose

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) Another landscape piece for Barry’s class back in 2010. I was having a tough time trying to reduce details down to their basic shapes. So Barry suggested I try painting really small with a bigger brush and just focus on shapes and value, rather than trying to nail the color and details all at once. So this piece ended up being only 4-5 inches wide by a few inches tall. Really helped keep me focused on the overall composition. #art #artschool #rmcad #oilpainting #pleinair #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke #brush #brushes #drawing #environment #landscape #color #composition #study #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) Another landscape piece for Barry’s class back in 2010. I was having a tough time trying to reduce details down to their basic shapes. So Barry suggested I try painting really small with a bigger brush and just focus on shapes and value, rather than trying to nail the color and details all at once. So this piece ended up being only 4-5 inches wide by a few inches tall. Really helped keep me focused on the overall composition. #art #artschool #rmcad #oilpainting #pleinair #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke #brush #brushes #drawing #environment #landscape #color #composition #study #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) This crop is when the chunky/blockyness really started to come out in my landscapes. Made life so much easier to think in terms of shapes rather than objects. #2010 was a good lesson in simplification for me. As a draftsman I was constantly hung up on the details of an image wanting it to look as photoreal as possible.  But that’s damn near impossible when you’re an #artstudent using oils for the first time and only given 6 hours to paint an entire landscape. Took me a long while to understand that. Haha  #art #artschool #assignment #class #paint #painting #traditional #oilpainting #pleinair #colorado #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke #brush #brushes #environment #landscape #color #composition #study #rmcad #dylanpierpont #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) This crop is when the chunky/blockyness really started to come out in my landscapes. Made life so much easier to think in terms of shapes rather than objects. #2010 was a good lesson in simplification for me. As a draftsman I was constantly hung up on the details of an image wanting it to look as photoreal as possible. But that’s damn near impossible when you’re an #artstudent using oils for the first time and only given 6 hours to paint an entire landscape. Took me a long while to understand that. Haha #art #artschool #assignment #class #paint #painting #traditional #oilpainting #pleinair #colorado #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke #brush #brushes #environment #landscape #color #composition #study #rmcad #dylanpierpont #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) Here’s a mono print I did for one of Larry Kresek’s courses. Definitely outside my usual medium. A portrait of the one and only Mr. #Questlove #art #artschool #assignment #class #monoprint #ink #portrait #rmcad #illustration #graphic #paper #tone #shading #value #drawing #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) Here’s a mono print I did for one of Larry Kresek’s courses. Definitely outside my usual medium. A portrait of the one and only Mr. #Questlove #art #artschool #assignment #class #monoprint #ink #portrait #rmcad #illustration #graphic #paper #tone #shading #value #drawing #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) Another assignment for Paul’s Drawing 1 class. I think this was near the end of the semester back in #2008 We had to create some type of creature and do drawings of its basic structural parts along with the final render. But I spent way too long on the finished drawing and completely bypassed the structural stuff all together because of laziness. Again, remember to do your homework kids! #art #artschool #assignment #class #bug #creature #illustration #graphite #paper #tone #shading #value #drawing #pencil #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) Another assignment for Paul’s Drawing 1 class. I think this was near the end of the semester back in #2008 We had to create some type of creature and do drawings of its basic structural parts along with the final render. But I spent way too long on the finished drawing and completely bypassed the structural stuff all together because of laziness. Again, remember to do your homework kids! #art #artschool #assignment #class #bug #creature #illustration #graphite #paper #tone #shading #value #drawing #pencil #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) First landscape painting ever out at Red Rocks! Took a class with the always inspiring Mr. Barry Kooser. I learned so much about color and composition in this course back in #2010 And this day especially. I had never worked in oils, plus it was uber windy so there was a bunch of rocks and dirt that swept onto the canvas at one point. But a memorable experience none the less :) #art #painting #traditional #oilpainting #pleinair #colorado #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke #mountains #foothills #redrocks #rmcad #landscape #environment #brushes #brushstroke #value #thekooseisloose #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) First landscape painting ever out at Red Rocks! Took a class with the always inspiring Mr. Barry Kooser. I learned so much about color and composition in this course back in #2010 And this day especially. I had never worked in oils, plus it was uber windy so there was a bunch of rocks and dirt that swept onto the canvas at one point. But a memorable experience none the less :) #art #painting #traditional #oilpainting #pleinair #colorado #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke #mountains #foothills #redrocks #rmcad #landscape #environment #brushes #brushstroke #value #thekooseisloose #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) So! After graduating high school in 2008 I finally made my way to a school called the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (#rmcad) For my first class our instructor Paul Yalowitz had us work on an ongoing project called the 13 Chairs. Basically we had to draw a chair each week for the whole semester (@peacelovedinosaurs, @chlcchristy, and @drewlundquist might remember this assignment!) So I spent all my time the first week doing this thing and then I don’t think I finished a single one after that. Haha. Don’t forget to do your homework kids! #art #drawing #pencil #graphite #paper #chair #chairporn #leather #assignment #homework #lighting #shadow #stilllife #study #class #artschool #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) So! After graduating high school in 2008 I finally made my way to a school called the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (#rmcad) For my first class our instructor Paul Yalowitz had us work on an ongoing project called the 13 Chairs. Basically we had to draw a chair each week for the whole semester (@peacelovedinosaurs, @chlcchristy, and @drewlundquist might remember this assignment!) So I spent all my time the first week doing this thing and then I don’t think I finished a single one after that. Haha. Don’t forget to do your homework kids! #art #drawing #pencil #graphite #paper #chair #chairporn #leather #assignment #homework #lighting #shadow #stilllife #study #class #artschool #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) But let’s start with High School! Somewhere around ‘06-‘07 when I started getting into digital painting and by extension, speed painting. At the time I was just starting to get involved with Deviantart.com and a group of people were doing an open call for entries to be included in a project called “The Mystery of Albesia” (for the record, if you’re new to the art world, think long and hard about contributing to a group project pro-bono. If someone else is going to profit off your work without compensating you for your time, you’re much better off just sticking with a personal project #lessonlearned) #art #drawing #painting #digital #sketch #color #photoshop #speedpainting #noob #lighting #mountain #deviantart #atmosphere #environment #flag #highschool #ahs #arapahoehighschool #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) But let’s start with High School! Somewhere around ‘06-‘07 when I started getting into digital painting and by extension, speed painting. At the time I was just starting to get involved with Deviantart.com and a group of people were doing an open call for entries to be included in a project called “The Mystery of Albesia” (for the record, if you’re new to the art world, think long and hard about contributing to a group project pro-bono. If someone else is going to profit off your work without compensating you for your time, you’re much better off just sticking with a personal project #lessonlearned) #art #drawing #painting #digital #sketch #color #photoshop #speedpainting #noob #lighting #mountain #deviantart #atmosphere #environment #flag #highschool #ahs #arapahoehighschool #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) But let’s start with High School! Back in 2007 I had no idea how to paint. I was messing around with digital at the time but as far as traditional was concerned I had no idea what I was doing. So my buddy Steven and I decided to test out acrylics one weekend. Being my weird self I decided to sit the blank canvas on the floor, lie on my back with my head towards the base of the canvas and paint over my head with a bunch of vertical strokes, because of reasons. Haha. No idea what I was doing. After the base color was done I grabbed some white and added all the techy white bits. Total canvas is a bit more vertical than this crop but you get the idea. #art #painting #traditional #acrylic #abstract #brush #brushstroke #brushes #canvas #noob #2007 #highschool #ahs #arapahoehighschool #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) But let’s start with High School! Back in 2007 I had no idea how to paint. I was messing around with digital at the time but as far as traditional was concerned I had no idea what I was doing. So my buddy Steven and I decided to test out acrylics one weekend. Being my weird self I decided to sit the blank canvas on the floor, lie on my back with my head towards the base of the canvas and paint over my head with a bunch of vertical strokes, because of reasons. Haha. No idea what I was doing. After the base color was done I grabbed some white and added all the techy white bits. Total canvas is a bit more vertical than this crop but you get the idea. #art #painting #traditional #acrylic #abstract #brush #brushstroke #brushes #canvas #noob #2007 #highschool #ahs #arapahoehighschool #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) But let’s start with High School! I finished this in ‘06 for a friend of mine that I had met the previous summer out in Lake Powell (hence the labeling on the trucker hat) A special thanks to @brianduey for helping me out on this one. If you guys haven’t seen his work do yourself a favor and look him up…right…now! #art #drawing #portrait #blonde #hairstyle #female #light #dark #shadow #traditional #pencil #graphite #sketch #lakepowell #girl #alana #2006 #highschool #ahs #arapahoehighschool #muse #literaryartsmagazine #tbt

Decided to start #throwbackthursday a little early this week. Bear with me, I got a handful of oldies I’m about to post :) But let’s start with High School! I finished this in ‘06 for a friend of mine that I had met the previous summer out in Lake Powell (hence the labeling on the trucker hat) A special thanks to @brianduey for helping me out on this one. If you guys haven’t seen his work do yourself a favor and look him up…right…now! #art #drawing #portrait #blonde #hairstyle #female #light #dark #shadow #traditional #pencil #graphite #sketch #lakepowell #girl #alana #2006 #highschool #ahs #arapahoehighschool #muse #literaryartsmagazine #tbt