Author: Daniel Steinborn

Cavern Gemstone

So, now that I’m back, let me restart my weekly blogging with a painting I did in April 2018. It’s an ice cavern featuring a glowing gemstone. I did this painting in a color-first approach, skipping the grayscale painting that I usually would do first to get my values right. It’s fun to try out…
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Painting while the baby is taking a nap.

I’m back!

Guys, that was a wild ride over the last few weeks! But let me back up a bit: After our daughter was born in January 2017, I went on parental leave for 14 months. Up to that date I was working as a software developer in Munich, doing and learning my art in my free…
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Mentorship Testimonial: Tyler Edlin

So, in September 2017 I started 8 weeks of mentorship with Tyler Edlin. My goal was to further my skills in environment design and to build on past foundation classes @CGMA. I specifically chose Tyler’s mentorship program because I love his world building skills and paintings style. His approach to teaching is also very cool,…
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Overcast creek

I took a longer break from posting new paintings because I was spending my time doing mostly studies and learning new techniques. During this time I hardly produced any paintings that I would call presentable, so nothing has been posted here. But now I am back and am going to show you my work in…
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Landscape Study: Moody valley

Another one of my digital landscape studies. Small, gloomy town in a valley.

Landscape Study: Cherry Tree

I am doing a set of landscape studies at the moment. While these should be quick studies, I really liked this one and spent a little more time on it to bring it to a higher level of finish:

Skull Studies: Time Lapse Videos

In my last post I showed you some of the skull studies that I did recently. As I did them in Procreate there is a time lapse video of each of those drawing that I’d like to share with you. Human Skull Study Elk Skull Study Porcupine Skull Study Cat Skull Study Those studies are…
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Skull Studies

I just had a nice break from drawing because my daughter was born at the end of January. She is giving us plenty of joy 🙂 It is so much fun having her around and learning the signals she is sending us. After the first weeks things start to fall into place now, which gives…
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Merry Christmas

With this painting of an owl I wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays 🙂

WoW Fanart: Orc Painting

As I don’t have any time left to play World of Warcraft, one of my all-time favourite games, I took the time to practice my digital painting skills with a bit of fan art :-). The painting process was so much fun that I didn’t even notice the hours flying past. All in all this…
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Science Fiction Speed Painting

I recently got the book Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques . It is a really good read with great examples and resources. It instantly got me in experimenting mode and I had to try some of the techniques. Here is what I came up with: This was a one hour speed…
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Inktober 2016: Days 12-18

After a good 18 days of Inktober drawings I had to stop early due to my CGMA class starting again. It was really fun and I can’t wait for next year 🙂 So here is the rest of my Inktober drawings for 2016, days 12 to 18:

Inktober 2016: Days 1-11

This year for Inktober I chose the theme Dwarftober. My goal is to design and ink 31 fantasy dwarf characters with different jobs. This way I have a clear design goal for each day and can get some practice in inking and character design. You can follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to get…
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Animals And Grumpy Guys

The last few weeks have been really busy with drawings, working on my homepage backend, and life. Unfortunately, I can’t show most of the drawings I did over the last few weeks just yet. My next CGMA class has started this week: Creature Design for Film and Games. I am already deep in this week’s…
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