(http://assets.cgsociety.org/nvart/358118_1235844586/1024bound)Sherbet began as a sketch that I later rendered in 3DS Max in portrait and landscape form. The image was then imported into Photoshop and Painter where I finished and touched up the image.
I really enjoyed this contest; it forced me to step up my game and try to create work similar to Jacek Yerka’s. I was motivated by the fact that this great artist is a tactile artisan who works brilliantly with any medium. When I saw his pastel work, I was completely blown away by his attention to detail and dedication to upholding his one of a kind style. It was extremely helpful for me to visit his site to get an understanding of how he creates his whimsical creations; and I learned that his toughest critique come from his family, which is so true. I tried to incorporate some of these attributes into my painting. I was inspired by Yerka’s: “The Walking Lesson,” “Tangerine Dream,” “Two snails,” and “The Express Package,” hell, I was inspired by them all. His work has forced me to take a second look at landscape and still life work. I’ve always been a fan of surreal art and I will definitely be doing more landscape and still life studies in the near future.