I was asked to add the fire in this photo. It is next to impossible to photograph. I painted it entirely in Painter, and then exported to Photoshop.

EXPO asked me to create an idealized view of their markers. The design needed a precise control of light and shadow. This required the use of photography as reference. But a lot more was needed to make this image work.

  1. Establish a dynamic view of the product in use.
  2. Using hand photo as a reference I painted over every aspect of it in Corel Painter.
  3. Paint the window with graphic elements on separate layers.

Client comp. sketch below.