NEW: My Etsy Shop!

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you all know that for those of you who enjoy my work, like art, and perhaps are looking to find some new art to add to your collection, or hang on your wall for you and your family/friends to enjoy, then be sure to check out my new Etsy shop! I will be selling art prints on posters, canvas, framed art, coffee mugs, pillows, and more! There is quite a bit of variety to choose from, so, no matter what your tastes are, there’s bound to be something that might pique your interest. These prints will also do great as Christmas gifts to loved one’s who have a love for art.

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NARUTO: Kakashi Painting

Woohoo, I’m finally finished with my Kakashi painting!!

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This took me a very long time to create, but in my opinion, it was well worth it! I definitely learned a lot while working on this, and I think I have some even better ideas as to how I’ll be working on future character paintings.

In this piece, I tried to experiment with some photo manipulation techniques, such as applying textures to Kakashi’s mask, head band, and his jacket. If you notice, though, the photo textures I’m using on Kakashi are simply pushing what has already been painted underneath. I actually didn’t apply those textures till I was nearing the end of the rendering process. However, the background, I did something I’ve never actually done before, and is something that I don’t intend to do very much, and that is to use only photos…. granted, it was not my original idea to only use photographs, but when I started to play with arranging the photos to create a forest/woods styled background, and adjusting the lighting of the photos, I really liked how Kakashi seemed to fit nicely with the overall scene. I did try to do some painting work, and adjusting the colors of the background, but in the end, I simply decided to just paint in the overall lighting for the scene, and to mute the colors of the bg quite a bit. In the end, I got, in my opinion, a fairly interesting picture.

In all, I believe that this painting took me about 8-10 hours to create.

I hope that you guys like how this piece turned out, and thank you so much for checking out my work! ^^