Jeff is a 27 year veteran of the art industry working in both traditional and digital media. His passion for creating art led him to a career in art and illustration in which his artwork has been used for advertisements, book covers, magazine covers, computer games, etc.
Jeff’s art has been published by major corporations such as Disney, Pixar, Warner Brothers, DreamWorks SKG, EA Games, Blizzard/Activision, THQ Games, American Airlines, Texas Instruments, Pepsi-cola, Frito-lay, Bic pens, IBM, and Mead.
By applying traditional art principles to the digital media, Jeff found a whole new world of possibilities to create artwork. This opened the door into the gaming industry where he has worked as an art director,concept artist and illustrator for companies like DreamWorks Interactive, EA, THQ and Midway. Titles Jeff has worked on include Medal of Honor, Clive Barker’s Undying, Need for Speed Hot pursuit 2 and Evil Dead Regeneration.
In this step by step portrait painting demonstration, David R. Darrow, aka “Dave The Painting Guy” talks about how he paints a portrait with oil paint. He talks about how he sets up his canvas, the paints on his palette, special medium that he uses, how he sketches out the portrait and more. I learned a great deal about portrait painting by watching this video. One of the key points that I learned from this video is to keep the cheek and nose area redder than the rest of the face, while keeping the forehead and chin a bit more yellow. Check out the video below to learn more…
David is a really talented artist. I visited his website to check out some of his painting and was quite impressed with his work and I know you will be too. You can visit his site by following this link.
David also hosts live painting session on a site called Ustream. If you have time, you should definitely set aside some time to attend one of his live workshops. Don’t worry if you miss one though. You can watch some of the recorded workshops there as well. Follow this link to visit David’s Ustream Page.