Startling Mr. Hopspring

My first digital painting using photoshop.

I created this over the course of several days back in late 2008.

Hopspring Sketch

At the time, there were only a few things I was really concentrating on, the most important being bringing a rough outline to life with color and shadow. I also was thinking about light, but confused as to where it was coming from, and not interested in figuring it out.

To me, this painting is still a breakthrough, in terms of experience gained, but it falls short in terms of being complete. I liked it enough to share and I will probably never return to the original for retouching and perfecting, so you will just have to enjoy it the way it is. 🙂

Startling Mr. Hopspring