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“Night Driving”

“Night Driving”

This time I wanted to paint something atmospheric and from imagination. Done with Krita using the RGBA brushes on my XP-Pen Artist 10s as usual.

“Night Driving”

For this piece, I went with my imagination and had a lot of fun doing the damaged road. On many Indian roads damaged sections are sometimes marked with a branch of a tree planted into the ground by the locals for motorists to sight and avoid, when there is nothing better like a reflective warning triangle available. Night driving is particularly hard on sections of damaged highways with no streetlights and on-coming vehicles, especially heavy vehicles, using powerful high-beam headlamps.

Old Red Bungalow

Old Red Bungalow

Another landscape/scenery, based on another one of my photos. I really enjoyed doing this one, and I am reasonably happy with it, though I wanted to enhance the lighting/mood a bit more.

Old Red Bungalow

Again, painted using the RGBA Impasto brushes. The inspiration for this comes from this photo of mine. Obviously I have made a few improvisations to it.

The location is of historical interest and has a personal connection. This building is located in the same compound as “Sribagh” which is a larger bungalow built by one of my illustrious ancestors. The property was later bought by the owner of Amrutanjan, Kashinathuni Nageshwara Rao and is a prime piece of real estate in Mylapore, Chennai. It was also the place where the Sribagh Pact was entered into.

Broken mountain road

Broken mountain road

Another landscape using the awesome RGBA brushes in Krita 5 beta 2.

Broken mountain road

This one is inspired from one of my photographs. I have got a bit more comfortable with the RGBA impasto brushes and I improvised a bit from the reference photograph (one of my own photos) by making the road a bit more broken and interesting than it actually was. Part of learning landscape painting is understanding where to deviate from the reference image to make it more interesting and I still feel like a newbie at this. In any case I am quite happy with the result.

Another landscape – Cliff

Another landscape – Cliff

Yet another landscape, painted using Krita 5 beta 2 RGBA impasto brushes. I am enjoying the impasto brushes in Krita.

Cliff

This is a landscape painted using the RGBA impasto brushes in Krita. I am really enjoying these brushes, as they give a genuine oil knife painting effect to digital art. Mimicking real media using digital painting is very cool.

This scene is composed from my imagination, but I used references for the chalet as well as the dead tree.

Forest

Forest

A painting using Krita’s new RGBA Impasto brush. This one was an experimental painting using a single brush and not sure whether it works or not, but I am glad to experiment like this once in a while.

Forest

As said before, I am trying Krita 5 beta 2 and it has some cool new brushes. This painting was done using the RGBA Impasto brush. I am not sure whether I achieved the effect I wanted [1]. However experimenting with different brushes is an interesting exercise.

Landscapes are always challenging and I’ve been trying a few lately, as a break from the usual portraits. My point in digital painting is to mimic real media as much as possible or at least keep my creations “painterly”. To that end, Krita 5 has made it easier.

  1. this painting is done entirely from imagination[]