Location: US Web: www.samwhite.carbonmade.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ME DIA: Photoshop
Self-taught freelance illustrator and concept artist Sam enjoys spending his days on Twitch Creative, streaming his art. He’s keeping busy working on personal project, Solstice, and tells us that his interests and experience lie firmly in fantasy illustration, with a focus on environment art and scenery.
“My work is inspired by traditional mediums such as oil,” Sam explains, “which I find strange because I’ve never done any oil painting!”
A Place of Solace “I love painting landscapes. Often, it doesn’t just come down to simply painting a coollooking scene, but rather something small that makes the piece stand by itself and have more meaning. Early on, when I was learning to paint landscapes I never put in characters. This was for no other reason than I thought a painting – even an environment painting – should be able to stand by itself without some wandering stick salesman.”
2 An Offering for the Storms
“I don’t think I would have ended up making this painting if it weren’t for a terrible storm we experienced one night. I was out with a friend and there was this calm-before-the-storm moment. I looked up to the clouds and they were a teal green – unlike anything I’d ever seen. That image of those stormy clouds stuck with me for weeks, until I finally decided to paint this image.”
Hearthfire “This is what happens if you go with your gut and stray from the original design. This was also a piece where I used some photobashing as a base to work up the textures. I don’t like photos to be noticeable, so I use them more to get a general outline and some colours, before painting over them to get that painterly feel I love so much.”