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Traditional and digital technique in symbiosis? – Process

February 27, 2012

Tomas Honz

Hey guys,

I’ve received few questions regarding the latest pack of pictures. “Where is the border between original and digital painting?” Was one of the frequent questions. And here is the image which explains it quite simply. On the left are original tempera paintings, on the right photoshop overpaints. Main purpose of this digital post-process was to emphasize important qualities of each image. You can clearly see that both aspects, traditional and digital, are equaly important.

People also ask why don’t I just paint them from start to finish. The answer is simple. It would never look like this if I just painted it. If I want to keep this specific visual, I have to do it this way.

Thank you guys for looking, I’m very greatful I can share my stuff with you.

Traditional and digital technique in symbiosis? Part 2

February 24, 2012

Tomas Honz

As I promised in earlier post, here comes a second pack of new pictures from my factory.

The process of their creation was following: I painted a quick and energetic sketch with tempera. Then I scanned it. And in the end, I did some overpainting in photoshop.

See? It really is a symbiosis of old and new craft.


Traditional and digital technique in symbiosis?

February 23, 2012

Tomas Honz

I’ve just finished first bunch of new artworks. This time, I seriously took tempera paintings and tweaked them in photoshop while trying to maintain original idea. But what now? Print them on canvas and do oil overpaint on same areas? Or leave them as they are?

More stuff of this kind is coming anyway guys. I will be hoping in your comments.

Studies of snow

February 20, 2012

Tomas Honz

Finaly some snow fell here in Prague!… Well, it’s gone already, but still I managed to take my gear and go out couple of times. And following four studies are what came out. My biggest concern were beautiful colors of light and shadows on the snow. Did I succeed in capturing them?


Otakar Lebeda

February 13, 2012

Tomas Honz

Otakar Lebeda(1877-1901), another of my favorite czech artists, same generation like Slavicek and one of the few great landscape painters of our country. Although he shot himself at age of 24, he managed to leave for us an icredible collection of paintings.

Too bad that just few of them can be found on the internet in sufficient quality.

Feel free to take a look at some of them though.

Evening studies

February 11, 2012

Tomas Honz

These are few nocturne plein air studies which I painted during January. It was cold and dark when I was painting them, but like always, it was great fun. Cheers.

Joaquin Sorolla Bastida

February 2, 2012

Tomas Honz

“Master of light”

Another of my most favorite and most inspirational painters. Check out his loose and yet precise brushstrokes. Each has it’s meaning, each describes something. Sorolla suggests rather than renders.

If you want to learn more about him, check out this site.


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