Posts Tagged ‘digital’

i am bogged down

Monday, May 10th, 2010

with many things. I did try to illustrate last IF’s “cocoon” – in fact, I tried multiple times in at least three mediums – but never got it nailed down. Also submitted something to 48hrmag that didn’t get accepted – not exactly heartbroken, since I’m not 100% sold on the thing myself, but I did like the direction it was headed in. Still an interesting risk even just to send something to someone; admit that it’s a try for something.

So here’s what I sent to 48 hr mag – the issue was themed “Hustle,” and this is what came to mind first (other than, of course, the M.I.A. track.) And for the hell of it here’s what I got closest to finishing for “cocoon.” I seem to be on grumpy ugly men lately, except that in stuff unseen here I am apparently all about sexy ladies. As usual click for huge.

Now, the illustration-friday

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Having discarded the Musketeer, I just went with what felt right, which is this grim little bugger right here. All I know is that he is ahead of those four miseries behind him and he’s looking ahead at something, however unpleasant it might be.

The sketch again was done in Scribbles (@atebits! let me pay you!) and screenshotted into Photoshop, painted there. As usual, click for (much!) larger.


Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

I am a big dummy and accidentally linked this entry for my Ripple IF submission. Sorry all! Go here instead for my shrimp!

Well, I’d wanted to do more with this, but work is verra verra busy right now, so here is Detective Hound. Here’s to next week. I was actually fairly happy with the digital paint work on this one for once…it’s not perfect but it’s also not that weird shiny plastic “I Am Photoshop” look.

As usual, click for larger.

IF: detective wip

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I don’t think I’m done with this yet, so I haven’t posted it to the IF site. I think it needs a frame or something. Something. HB pencil on paper and digital color. Waiting till tomorrow to see what I think of it then. Been busy around here with other things having been gone most of the weekend – drawing but nothing much and haven’t gotten to scan anything anyway.

I couldn’t quite bear to draw a human detective, and other than the de facto sherlock, this is pretty much the first thing I thought of (well, okay, bloodhounds were first, and I adore bloodhounds to pieces, but their ears just aren’t as dramatic as a basset hound’s), and since I love dogs, I figured I’d go this route.

Another song card

Friday, March 12th, 2010

This one is done digitally. I don’t have all that much time to work on my proper computer, and that time I do have I usually need to do my actual job, but I’m very, very, very slowly working towards more proficiency at drawing digitally. I use Photoshop for my full-time (web design) job, I just rarely use it (or Painter) for anything more illustrative/artistic. This one is for “I’ve Been Workin’ on the Railroad,” and probably leans a little too much towards historical accuracy for a toddler, but I liked it anyway. The brushes are defaults and Bittbox.

I've Been Workin' on the Railroad