Saturday, September 27, 2008


I was messing around with a new brush today and I did this sketch as a test in Photoshop. I was oil painting last weekend with some of my friends and the experience left me a little disappointed with my current equivalent of a chisel-tip brush in my digital work. The stroke was too pure and without variation, so the strokes felt at worst "digital" and at best like a quick gouache job, which would be fine, but I was shooting for a more oily look. Many people I respect love Painter, but I just can't get into it, so I have spent time trying to mod my Photoshop brushes in a way that I feel works for me. This guy is the result of a few tweaks to my new chisel brush. The image was really just a doodle, but I sort of like the result. I may take this to a more finished state...but I have a lot of catching up to do on old stuff.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Back in the Saddle

Now that the Duck!!! show is up (thank you so much to everyone that came out to see our art! It was an amazing turnout!!) I can turn back to the things I was working on. I still have the fire brothers piece to complete, but that is I would say, about half done. There are some other things I am working on as well, but I am going to take it one thing at a time for now.

Here are a few quick drawings from lunch today. I was sitting and drawing near a lagoon where people walk and jog on their lunch breaks, and they move by very quickly. I decided to just try and draw characters based on the enhanced memories of these passing people even though to look at them you would never know they were the basis for these sketches.