Another round of sillos for digital matte painting. I spent a bit more time on each of these (20-30 min). I tried to simplify the comps and hopefully hit that grandiose scale without too much added information. I.E. here’s a mountain, a wall, a rock, etc. Excited to start finishing a few of these off! #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #film #gameart #dark #thumbnails #comps #value #story #mattepainting #dylanpierpont #landscape

Another round of sillos for digital matte painting. I spent a bit more time on each of these (20-30 min). I tried to simplify the comps and hopefully hit that grandiose scale without too much added information. I.E. here’s a mountain, a wall, a rock, etc. Excited to start finishing a few of these off! #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #film #gameart #dark #thumbnails #comps #value #story #mattepainting #dylanpierpont #landscape

And round two of comps for Digital Matte Painting. #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #film #gameart #light #dark #thumbnails #comps #value #story #mattepainting #dylanpierpont

And round two of comps for Digital Matte Painting. #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #film #gameart #light #dark #thumbnails #comps #value #story #mattepainting #dylanpierpont

First set of thumbs for David Luong’s Digital Matte Painting course over on CGWorkshops. Really excited to sink my teeth into this subject over the next 8 weeks. #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #film #gameart #light #dark #thumbnails #comps #value #story #mattepainting #dylanpierpont

First set of thumbs for David Luong’s Digital Matte Painting course over on CGWorkshops. Really excited to sink my teeth into this subject over the next 8 weeks. #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #film #gameart #light #dark #thumbnails #comps #value #story #mattepainting #dylanpierpont

Working up another enviro for the  Brainstorm group. Feeling a bit more solid with this one than the previous.  Also playing with the lighting so I don’t keep falling into the typical moody back-lit scenario.  #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #level #building #mountain #design #gameart #atmosphere #dylanpierpont #photoshop #photo #photobash #ancient #ruins #sunset #ancientruins

Working up another enviro for the Brainstorm group. Feeling a bit more solid with this one than the previous. Also playing with the lighting so I don’t keep falling into the typical moody back-lit scenario. #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #level #building #mountain #design #gameart #atmosphere #dylanpierpont #photoshop #photo #photobash #ancient #ruins #sunset #ancientruins

Spent some time today working on a comp for this Brainstorm facebook group.  We were given a topdown view of a hypothetical level in a game, and then we had to pick a location in the level along with a vantage point and do a value comp. Not too thrilled with some of the design choices I made but it was a fun exercise none the less. #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #level #building #mountain #design #gameart #atmosphere #dylanpierpont #photoshop #photo #photobash #ancient #ruins #sunset #ancientruins

Spent some time today working on a comp for this Brainstorm facebook group. We were given a topdown view of a hypothetical level in a game, and then we had to pick a location in the level along with a vantage point and do a value comp. Not too thrilled with some of the design choices I made but it was a fun exercise none the less. #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #level #building #mountain #design #gameart #atmosphere #dylanpierpont #photoshop #photo #photobash #ancient #ruins #sunset #ancientruins

Got a break today so I fooled around on some environment concepts. Kept is pretty free-form and exploratory. And I recorded the whole thing to my livestream! Livestream.com/dylanpierpontart #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #level #building #birds #ducks #mountain #design #gameart #atmosphere #dylanpierpont #livestream #photoshop #photo #photobash

Got a break today so I fooled around on some environment concepts. Kept is pretty free-form and exploratory. And I recorded the whole thing to my livestream! Livestream.com/dylanpierpontart #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #lighting #shadow #environment #conceptart #level #building #birds #ducks #mountain #design #gameart #atmosphere #dylanpierpont #livestream #photoshop #photo #photobash

Big thanks to Darkorg for the interview they put up recently! Head on over to http://goo.gl/XdtpcN for the full read :) #art #painting #digital #studio #talk #tutorial #lecture #theprecipice #interview #artist #dark #online #web #darkorg #dylanpierpont

Big thanks to Darkorg for the interview they put up recently! Head on over to http://goo.gl/XdtpcN for the full read :) #art #painting #digital #studio #talk #tutorial #lecture #theprecipice #interview #artist #dark #online #web #darkorg #dylanpierpont

Block in complete. Time to push an pull the values and begin the refining process. #art #painting #traditional #oilpainting #pleinair #dis #denverillustrationsalon #colorado #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke

Block in complete. Time to push an pull the values and begin the refining process. #art #painting #traditional #oilpainting #pleinair #dis #denverillustrationsalon #colorado #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke

Early morning plein air. Getting the block in started.  #art #painting #traditional #oilpainting #pleinair #dis #denverillustrationsalon #colorado #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke

Early morning plein air. Getting the block in started. #art #painting #traditional #oilpainting #pleinair #dis #denverillustrationsalon #colorado #canvas #nature #allaprima #brushstroke

Working on a new illustration that needs a lot of serpent-y scales. So a few of us teamed together and figured out a way to quickly paint a general snake body with scales and underbelly in a single stroke using Photoshop’s mixer brush. We just built off what a few other artists have been doing with spheres for the last couple months. Go check out Reid Southen’s mixer brush tutorial on YouTube to get yourself familiarized with the tool and then view our full-res scale tutorial here: i.imgur.com/wr6Qw8K.jpg Enjoy! #art #digital #photoshop #mixerbrush #painting #tutorial #howto #scales #snake #serpent #brush #

Working on a new illustration that needs a lot of serpent-y scales. So a few of us teamed together and figured out a way to quickly paint a general snake body with scales and underbelly in a single stroke using Photoshop’s mixer brush. We just built off what a few other artists have been doing with spheres for the last couple months. Go check out Reid Southen’s mixer brush tutorial on YouTube to get yourself familiarized with the tool and then view our full-res scale tutorial here: i.imgur.com/wr6Qw8K.jpg Enjoy! #art #digital #photoshop #mixerbrush #painting #tutorial #howto #scales #snake #serpent #brush #

Continuing with the material studies list. Sometimes you just gotta paint a zitty/nipply/hairy/freckly/bellybutton-riddled flesh ball ;) (my apologies in advance) #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #color #lighting #shadow #stilllife #photoshop #materials #dylanpierpont #zit #nipple #skin #bellybutton #galvanized #steel

Continuing with the material studies list. Sometimes you just gotta paint a zitty/nipply/hairy/freckly/bellybutton-riddled flesh ball ;) (my apologies in advance) #art #painting #digital #studio #sketch #color #lighting #shadow #stilllife #photoshop #materials #dylanpierpont #zit #nipple #skin #bellybutton #galvanized #steel

I wanted to wait until I get this all framed up before posting but…I guess I can make an exception. A painting of my dad’s DW setup. Not quite exact to the real thing, but the finish and general hardware is close enough. Thanks to everyone that followed along the process. Had a blasty blast getting to see all the drummers and companies out there show love. Keep on banging dem skins! (I’ll post a hi-res link once I get the framing taken care of) #art #painting #digital #studio #color #lighting #drums #drummer #band #fineart #print #dwdrums #cymbal #bassdrum #racktom #floortom #splash #ride #hihat #snare #snaredrum #fathersday #dad #dylanpierpont #zildjian #remo #vicfirth #sticks #drumsticks

I wanted to wait until I get this all framed up before posting but…I guess I can make an exception. A painting of my dad’s DW setup. Not quite exact to the real thing, but the finish and general hardware is close enough. Thanks to everyone that followed along the process. Had a blasty blast getting to see all the drummers and companies out there show love. Keep on banging dem skins! (I’ll post a hi-res link once I get the framing taken care of) #art #painting #digital #studio #color #lighting #drums #drummer #band #fineart #print #dwdrums #cymbal #bassdrum #racktom #floortom #splash #ride #hihat #snare #snaredrum #fathersday #dad #dylanpierpont #zildjian #remo #vicfirth #sticks #drumsticks