I think I worked too long on this. And it certainly isn't how it orginally started out.
But it was inspired by some matte paintings I saw. *sigh* I think I'd like to be a matte painter when I grow up...
May I ask what is your working resolution? This is my favourite landscape of yours. Do you start at lower resolution and then change it bigger when you add more detail, or is it always the same? I mean it's quite laggy with photoshop when trying to make strokes with big brushes on (example: 3000 x 3000 pixel) canvas and my my graphic card is one of the best out there...
It varies, actually, depending on the picture. The largest I've worked at is 2500 x 1500 or so resolution with 900 ppi and then I will actually shrink it before submitting it. And most of the time, I do work in photoshop (Photoshop 7 )
Wow, just a concept? This is seriously phenomenal. The eagles are beautiful, and the mountains are soooo detailed! I'd never have the patience to do that! Also, I love how you did the feathers so finely so you can see each individual feather.
I'm suprised a pic as great as this hasn't gotten more attention.
Well, I guess as you know, when you're painting your favourite subjects, patience comes a LITTLE easier...it's not really one of my strong points...but I love mountains and eagles, among other subjects... Thank you for faving it, too.
You do that very well - it's very much like the view is coming from someone standing on the mountains, and this has been zoomed in a bit - or the eagles have come very close. It's beautiful!
It really varies. This one took me several hours because I didn't like the way it was turning out so I went over it again two or three times.
And sometimes, when I get into a painting, I can't say how many hours it took, 'cause if I'm enjoying myself, I lose track of time. (something I'm sure you're very aware of, yourself.)
Oh thank you...I was afraid I was beginning to lose the feeling for it, after a bit. We've got similar mountains here in Alaska, too.
By the way, I think Colorado is one of the more beautiful places...
Thanks for faving it.