Naomi had a gallery showing in February at the Alaska Arts Confluence office in downtown Haines. The opening was during the first Friday art walk. Click on the thumbnail for a larger version.
Naomi’s media for this show, and most of her current efforts, is digital: she creates each piece starting with a blank drawing tablet hooked up to her laptop. To be clear, she does not start with a scan or digital photo and “Photoshop” it. It is all drawn from scratch on the tablet with a pressure sensitive stylus and drawing software. Sometimes she works from a reference as many traditional artists do (ie., a model, photo, etc ). For the show, I printed these pieces on my wide format inkjet printer on high quality matte paper.
Sunglasses not necessary for viewing. Enjoy not being blind. (Unless you actually are blind, in which case, badly timed joke on my part.)
No color dodge layers were harmed in the making of this painting.
This one was drawn in a moving vehicle. Special thanks to ctrl + z.
A re-draw of something I painted in 2014 that will never ever ever see the light of day.
First attempt at this piece was bad. Second attempt was also bad. I like this third one better.
I drew this, thought it was a bit too boring, then said “hey, maybe she’s dead!” And now she is. Sorry, unidentified female.
I don’t know if you can tell, but I like glowy stuff.
There was no light source. Now there is.
Through the Trees
Depending on the saturation/brightness of this, she either looks like she’s here to kill you or be your fairy godmother. Maybe if I fiddle with the HSB sliders a bit more I can make it both.
DO NOT CROSS
Maybe she killed someone, maybe she’s a cop that’s just really into her job, or maybe she’s been eating a lot of ketchup and just *happened* to stumble across some crime scene tape. Who knows. (…I do.)
Flowers are pretty 🙂
I was on the ferry, and I was bored. This piece truly reflects my inner (and outer) feelings during that arduous four whole hours of sitting around doing nothing.
Lineart. It is difficult. It fell apart halfway through.
This is a last minute painting I did because I needed an art work sample.
The original title for this was “sad demon eyes.” It still has a place in my heart.
I believe this was one of the last paintings I did on my old setup with Photoshop.
Painting the Sky
Panoramas are nice, wouldn’t ya say?
This is another of one of those “needed multiple attempts to get right” ones, but I like the outcome. I think it was worth it.
The color palette for this one came completely from a sunset.
Yay pretty colors.
I recently got a new tablet for my digital art and passed my old one on to a friend. This painting was the first one I drew with said tablet, before I got the pressure sensitivity to work properly.
Loosely based on someone I saw in an airport one time. I honestly can’t be sure how much of this is accurate to the original person because my memory is not amazing.
I had just made a new brush preset for snow, so I decided to do something with it. And thus, a snow angel.
The only brush I used for this was the airbrush. Clearly. (Or perhaps, foggily.)(Apologies for the terrible pun.)
Prints in the Snow
I had to make a whole new brush preset for this.