Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

Dragons: Day 5 – the dragon

This day was spread out over a couple of painting sessions, to allow the paint to dry, but the underpainting took no more than a couple of hours, so I’m calling it a single day. I knew the dragon in

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Dragons: Day 5 – the dragon

This day was spread out over a couple of painting sessions, to allow the paint to dry, but the underpainting took no more than a couple of hours, so I’m calling it a single day. I knew the dragon in

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Dragons: Day 4 – the rocks

Day 4 was a faintly annoying day. I had to mix a blue that was darker than the colour out by the entrance, as if the yellow had been removed as the sunlight faded. However, there was not any yellow

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Dragons: Day 4 – the rocks

Day 4 was a faintly annoying day. I had to mix a blue that was darker than the colour out by the entrance, as if the yellow had been removed as the sunlight faded. However, there was not any yellow

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Dragons: Day 3 – the lighting

The dragon cave is going to be made up of receding layers of rock, going back towards the outside, where a dragon is silhouetted. The further back a layer, the earlier I should be painting it, which in this case

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Dragons: Day 3 – the lighting

The dragon cave is going to be made up of receding layers of rock, going back towards the outside, where a dragon is silhouetted. The further back a layer, the earlier I should be painting it, which in this case

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Commission: Girl with Sword

These are snapshots from my latest commission. Clink on any thumbnail for a closer look at that stage of the process.

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Commission: Girl with Sword

These are snapshots from my latest commission. Clink on any thumbnail for a closer look at that stage of the process.

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Spotlight On: Melissa Gay, American Illustration Artist

I have a great respect for the working life and incessant enthusiasm of Melissa Gay, an American artist and mother. This interview took place by eMail; I have edited for readability and length. Melissa was very generous with both time

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Spotlight On: Melissa Gay, American Illustration Artist

I have a great respect for the working life and incessant enthusiasm of Melissa Gay, an American artist and mother. This interview took place by eMail; I have edited for readability and length. Melissa was very generous with both time

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Turtle, day 4

The day’s painting was in some ways frustrating. I had to undo what I had already done, once I had colour-matched it. I need to paint the sea floor before I paint the sea surface, as the turtle is swimming

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Turtle, day 4

The day’s painting was in some ways frustrating. I had to undo what I had already done, once I had colour-matched it. I need to paint the sea floor before I paint the sea surface, as the turtle is swimming

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