My second semester Arts Technology classes are Intro to Sound, Digital Painting, and Kinetic Sculpture. Here’s my first painting from class. The assignment involved combining elements of photo reference into a cohesive composition and deleting the reference layer upon completion.
I thought it might be fun to combine some of the ruins from Angkor Wat with an unearthly landscape to create a Chariots of the Gods meets Ancient Astronauts vibe.
I’ve never been good at replicating my reference 100%. There are always areas where I deviate from it, or expand upon it (adding in mountains, for instance), and this piece was no exception. Most importantly, it was both challenging and fun—the best kind of learning.
Here’s the reference I cobbled together for the piece: