Digital Landscape Paintings

I have been following the awesome James Gurney for quiet some time now. His book Color and Light- A Guide for the Realist Painter is an excellent resource for painters. Inspired by both his book and his YouTube videos, I wanted to spend some time studying landscape painting and improving my understanding of colors and values present in nature.

Some of the paintings are done at home with a reference photo that I clicked on site. Some are done on site using a laptop with Krita and a Wacom Bluetooth tablet.

Here is the first set of such paintings

Pleinair painting done on a riverfront few kilometer away near my house
Plein air painting done on a riverfront few kilometer away near my house
Plein air done while hiking
Plein air done while hiking

I also recorded the process of some painting

Another plein air done in krita
Another plein air

I also tried a vector only landscape painting. This piece was done using Inkscape only. The gradient and filters in Inkscape helped me achieve the desired look. I want to do some more of vector only paintings in future. You can download the source file for this painting from here.

Vector illustration of landscape
Vector illustration of landscape
This one is from a reference image, it was too hot to paint on location
This one is from a reference image, it was too hot to paint on location

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