Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login


Submitted on
March 27, 2011
Image Size
256 KB


6,178 (1 today)
245 (who?)
Seafarer's Log by Andantonius Seafarer's Log by Andantonius
Here's a still life done for painting class, with the main goal being to understand light and color, and how every object will have a range of colors in it no matter what it's local color is, and getting those subtle variations will add to the illusion of light.

This was really fun to do, and quite refreshing to get a pretty finished image done after all the technical exercises and faster paintings we've been doing in other classes, and the knowledge you can gain from stuff like this is great. The understanding of light will apply to every representational painting you do, and painting different surfaces from observation adds to your ever-growing visual library. Things like this can be the key to doing realistic work from imagination, be it shells and flowers, dragons and wizards, or spaceships and aliens. :)

Hope ya like it, and if you want you can see some closeups here and some of the process on my blog here.

Have a good one, and thanks for looking!

Painter 11, Cintiq, 10 hours
Add a Comment:
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is SUPER awesome! I think you achieved the light very well, and the placement of the objects are interesting as well :aww:
Andantonius Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
la-Structure-du-Ciel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist
It looks like a traditional still life painting. It's absolutely amazing and beautiful! I really admire your talent.
Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much! :)
GoldensandDoodles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice.
SophysIsabella Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Very realistic ;) Love it
Crocofielius Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those reflections are phenomenal, and everything is so spot on! And I agree with your statements about painting/drawing still life such as this can be extremely helpful, even when drawing fantasy/imaginative subjects.
Andantonius Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! And yeah, it's super helpful, I don't think it's possible to paint well without doing life studies.
SimonBoxer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So pro!
Andantonius Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Box-drawer!
Add a Comment: