“Sam,” Daniel D. Brown, 2016, Pastel pencil on Pastelmat

This is a recent pet portrait commissioned as a birthday present. 14″ x 11″ (20″ x 16″ matted) drawn with Gioconda pastel pencils on Pastelmat. See the “making of” timelapse below and on youtube.

Original is SOLD

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“Sam”
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“The Refugee,” Daniel D. Brown, 2013

The story is in the details. I have heard a couple interpretations from viewers, and I must say that I’ve been more entertained by the stories that they saw within this piece than with the one in my head. My goal with this work was to simply make the viewer question the circumstances surrounding the refugee and companion. What do you think is going on?

This is my latest serious attempt at creating a detailed artwork primarily using Blender (with post-processing in Photoshop). I wanted to add even more details but I reached the limits of my laptop processor (and patience). This took about two weeks of pretty constant work in the evenings and weekends. Each object was individually modeled and textured/painted myself (Though my wife came up with the alien writing and the kid’s drawing. NASA provided the earth maps.). Many thanks to Andrew Price at blenderguru.com for his blender tutorials (particularly the one on creating the Earth).

Buy prints of this piece here.

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“The Refugee”
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“Kaimana,” Daniel D. Brown, 2015, Pastel Pencil

A recent commission of this wonderful labrador/pitt bull mix named “Kaimana” or just “Kai.”  He’s also my neighbor.

Original is SOLD

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“Kaimana”
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And here's the pup with his portrait
And here’s the pup with his portrait