Art Roundup, week of October 24th

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone can enjoy the day and their jaunt as someone else. Whenever I think about Halloween, the first thing that comes to mind is a Jack-o’-lantern. As a kid, I have fuzzy memories of sitting around the dining room table and carving simple ones with my mother. While we never created anything fancy, it was always a fun time. I hope I’ve captured a perfect image of the holidays.

Outside of my Halloween picture, I would like to highlight Burning Torch and Liquified Clouds 901. Burning Torch is another example of the fun that I can tease out of the liquify tool from digital art applications. Once I created the basic shape of the flame, I worked on giving the torch its definition and texture. When I brought the image as far as I could with my tablet, I exported the image into a Photoshop file and used the collection of brushes to give the flame more definition.

I’ve created plenty of liquified texture pieces since I started delving into my artwork. Part of the reason I continue to create these is because of the tranquility I find in the process. But there is a more practical reason, creating the gradients to color the liquified shapes. When I sat done to add the gradient map for this latest series of liquified textures, I fell in love with this gradient. I hope you all enjoy the patterns you’ll find in this series.

Hunker down in your chair and enjoy the artwork below. As always, if you want a better look click a picture to head over to my DeviantArt gallery and consider buying a print.


Liquified Clouds 0901

Burning Torch


Golden Knots

Liquified Fibers 0502

Liquified Clouds 0807

Liquified Fibers 0415