Video: Making of “Mother and Son”

I just launched a new YouTube channel devoted to visual art stuff. Here is the first video on the new channel. It is a screen capture of me painting “Mother and Son,” a fan art piece from the Game of Thrones series.

One of the biggest challenges on this painting came from the fact that this is not simply a recreation of a still from the show. That meant I had no direct photo references to work from. As you can see in the video, there is a lot of smudging, shifting, and repainting as I examined dozens of different photos to figure out exactly how the characters would look at this angle.

The video is 40 hours of painting sped up to around 4 minutes. Enjoy!