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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sea Serpent and Process



Right now I'm in an interesting place in my illustration life. I'm still in a place where I get to play with new ideas, new processes and I love that I'm learning something new every time I sit down to make an image. I have two processes that I like right now, one purely digital, and one that is partially digital and partially traditional. Today, I'd like to showcase my purely digital process.

Usually, I like to get a really detailed drawing going on before I sit down to work. That didn't happen this time and I had to move to the painting early.

 I remembered something a teacher told me once that process was a way of idiot proofing your work. This is partially why I use a black and white underpainting first. It helps me set my values and make sure I only have to focus on one thing at a time. Thumbnail and drawing focus on composition, painting focuses on value. After that I paint over it with color layers and anything else I think will allow me not to screw up the hard work before it.

And here's the final image. I'm pretty happy with the result and I hope anyone looking at these is too.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Gallery

Well it's time for the first post in a new blog and I think that it's only fair then to begin with a small sampling of my best work and hopefully continue to put out lots of new good stuff for you all. I hope you enjoy what you see here. 


The Fall of Oberra
Personal 
17 x 23.5
Digital Painting


Web Mender Mystic
Personal 
11x17
Watercolor and Digital 


Kappa
Mythical Creature Series
6x9
Digital Painting


Reaper
8.5x12
Scratchboard


Centaur
Mythical Creature Series
6x9
Digital Painting


Asimov's Realm
22x15
Watercolor and Digital