About the Artwork

The calendar gal for July trails her fingers through the cool waters as she wades through a lake.

It’s been a hot summer here in Italy, so you’ll just have to excuse me for all these summer illustrations with cool water in them! 😀 I’m patiently waiting for autumn, my favorite season. Should be fun to play with the earth tones for the fall portraits!

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July Closeups & Video

Here’s a time-lapse of the painting and a tutorial for achieving the soft, wind-blown hair look from the painting. It also covers a bit about the colors and how sunlight interacts with skin.

Download the brushes here and follow along!

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Painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq tablet.