Cardinal
Cardinal, watercolour, 2016

Can I commission you?

Yes you can! If you are interested, here’s the commission form. If your commission request is accepted I will then email you a more detailed and formal commission form that we will then both sign with our agreements on price and image usage, if applicable.

What are your prices like?

It really depends on the desired media, size, whether it’s black and white or full colour, whether there is a background etc. For example, this painting would go for $450.00.

What media do you use?

Most of my work is either done with acrylics, watercolour or digitally. For my acrylic paintings, they are usually done on primed, 1 1/2 inch canvas or board. For digital paintings I use a HUION KAMVAS GT-191. When sketching, I usually use a 0.5 or 0.7mm mechanical pencil or black Prismacolor fine line markers.

What is your process like?

I usually start off with a traditional sketch, and then scan that into Photoshop if the work is digital. From there I refine the sketch and then do the line work on a separate layer (if there is line work – for more realistic paintings I just go straight to colour). From there I go into colour and keep refining. For acrylic paintings of people, I usually take photos of my subject, bring them into Photoshop and edit them if necessary. I then crop the images to the exact size of the canvas I’m using and then draw with pencil on the canvas. Once that’s done I may do a monochromatic under-painting. From there I use the reference the photo(s) and my own imagination to enhance the colours and composition. For still life’s I usually will just paint them from life.

Who are your influences?

Some of my favourite traditional artists are Jenny Saville, John Watkiss, and Paul Wright to name a few. My favourite digital artists include Loish, Sergi Brosa, Marco Bucci, and Marta Nael.