I am posting while on the road, but I thought I would add a little more Christmas cheer to Dan’s post yesterday. It has been a great year on Muddy Colors and I am amazed at how it grows as well as the depth and breadth of the topics covered here.
Here are few paintings that will hopefully add to the holiday spirit.
And a few of my own:
King of Kings by Howard Lyon
Mary Let Me Hold Her Baby by Howard Lyon
The Herald Angels by Howard Lyon
I wish you a wonderful Holiday season and I look forward to the inspiration Muddy Colors will be sure to bring in 2016!
Howard began his career working in the video game industry. After 13 years working as a texture artist, concept artist and then art director, he left to pursue illustration. He has worked for clients such as Blizzard, Upper Deck, Wizards of the Coast, Electronic Arts, NCSoft, The Greenwich Workshop and Paizo Publishing.
He was a finalist in the Art Renewal Center 2011 - 2012 Salon in the figurative category, won an honorable mention in the Oil Painters of America 2011 Online Showcase and a Merit Award in the Springville 2011 Spring Salon. His work can also be found in various years of the Spectrum annual and was nominated for a Chesley Award in 2011.
He is very passionate about learning, studying the great artists and techniques of the past, particularly Caravaggio, Bloch, Bouguereau and Waterhouse.
When not painting or drawing Howard loves spending time with his wife and three kids, cooking, and trying to bake the perfect loaf of bread.