My latest piece of Poster Art. The pug is hand painted using the same process I use for the Pet Portraits I do on the side (digitally, naturally). I’ve got this design available in a number of print sizes from 5x7 up to 16x20 in my Etsy shop.
Hope this little guy makes you smile on a tough day!
Revamped, revisited, and recolored for 2014: “God is a Bullet.” Wasn’t satisfied with the original, which I’d done in 2012. So, I came back to it.
I read an article about some epic cosmic lightning that was detected back in early 2011, labeled as the “highest electrical current in the universe,” estimated to be equal to about 1 trillion lightning bolts. The jet of energy was about 150,000 light years long…or 50% longer than our own freaking galaxy.
I’ve seen lightning hit a house next to me. It was pretty humbling. Naturally I wondered what would be happening to things in the path of that big one in space. So, here’s my imagining of a stray arc drilling a planetoid.
Painted entirely in Photoshop CS5 with Wacom tablets (started on a Bamboo, finished on an Intuos).
~Ian Stone (moulindiesel.com)
Revamped, reworked, recolored for 2014. “Fertilizing Planet X.” I was never satisfied with the original version of this, which I had done in 2012. New bomb modeled in 3DBlender, colored, and textured in Photoshop. The whole thing otherwise was done in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Intuos tablet.
~Ian Stone (moulindiesel.com)
"Veiled Star." 2014 digital painting by Ian Stone (www.moulindiesel.com)
An Unexpected Career Side-Expedition
Apparently I have a knack for Pet Portraits.
A long time ago in another life my ex always said I…
"The Winter Salon." Digital painting by Ian Stone. 2013.
Started as a commissioned revamp of a really old graphic I did a long time ago, and grew into something else entirely! There’s more about this piece including the process on my Wordpress blog.
This is a commissioned piece. It is a portrait of the client, depicted as a kind of spiritual avatar—younger, faster, and harder. The scene is a metaphor for the struggles and horrific hardships she had to fight through in her life to emerge not only as a survivor, but ultimately victorious. As a young girl, she was also an avid horse rider, and the freedom she felt being able to ride for hours on end with just her and her horse is something she dearly misses. This horse is an amalgamation of her horse from years before, and a powerful equine avatar fitting the scene.
The whole picture is intended to be something she can look at daily and gain strength as she faces her twilight years. It means a lot that I could bring this to life for her.
Now the technical stuff:
Primary subject was modeled in Daz Studio 4.6 using the following: Victoria 4.2 base with ++morphs to adjust the face and body fit the client. She supplied me with “mugshots” to use as references. She’s wearing the Shadowcaster outfit, and holding the DragonLord sword. The horse base is the Daz Charger with Astral Armor; the skin texture was painted on in post production.
Everything else was painted in photoshop CS5, plus adjustments and color layers. The final 16x20 print was rendered in 300dpi, CMYK.