Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jasmine Becket-Griffith’s Creative Process

Have you ever wondered how Jasmine Becket-Griffith creates her world famous fantasy paintings? We were curious, so we asked her to share with us some images of a piece of art in progress and tell us about her creative process. There are many steps and a great deal of work involved (and maybe a little magic!) to transform a blank canvas into one of Jasmine’s works of art.

Few people are able to watch a painting be created before their very eyes. But Jasmine has graciously shared her process with us through this series of images. Now we’re thrilled to be able to share these images with you!

First, Jasmine starts with an outline layout of the composition. In the second image, you can see she has refined some of the detail in the foreground characters.

In the third image, you can see that Jasmine has started underpainting the background. When you look at the next image, you’ll see the cemetery in the background is complete. Here Jasmine has also started underpainting the light on the fairy’s and jack-o’-lantern’s faces.

Now you can see that Jasmine has begun layering in colors and shading on the fairy and jack-o’-lantern. In the next image, notice how she has refined the fairy’s face and added color to her lips and eyes. Jasmine’s signature look is really starting to emerge. She has also applied color to the fairy’s dress.

Further along in the process, Jasmine has added detail to the fairy’s dress and wings, and she has also given the jack-o’-lantern an underpainting glow. In the next image, she contrasts another shade of yellow on the jack-o’-lantern to provide a feel of illumination. She also has added the final highlights of detail to the fairy’s hair and wings.

Finally—the finished work of art! This is the final digital version of Jasmine’s Halloween Twilight painting. Absolutely amazing!

No comments:

Post a Comment