Posts Tagged ‘photoshop’

Illustration Friday: Early

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

This girl (and a couple of her siblings/twins) showed up in my sketches from last week but I didn’t include them because I knew I wanted to use her & soon. So now I’ve got lumpy men and triangular-headed women populating my nascent world. No idea where I’ll end up with this but I like her face a lot. As for the theme, I knew I wasn’t going to do birds…and actually I probably will stay away from birds in general because so many folks are birds, even though I love drawing birds in various ways and do so rather a lot when I’m just doodling. So anyway, “early.” Interpret as you will, but this is where I wound up with it.

Click for bigger as usual.


illustration friday: equipment

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

oh, the sketches. the one million sketches, most awful, and having been squeezed desperately in-between work and herding a toddler. I didn’t much like this word but I am okay with the result, I suppose. I like his legs, anyway.

All digital, Scribbles and Photoshop. As usual click for large. On the right are some of my many brainstormy sketches, most in Scribbles. Click it for reasonably large, click here for enormo.


illustration friday: fearless

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

as is becoming my habit, I sketched about 8 different ideas for this before finally deciding to just draw something and be done with it. Part of the problem is that what I was having urges to draw were things that are really not my style (I may not know what my style IS yet, but I have some ideas about what it’s NOT), probably as a result of too much web surfing. Lots of scantily-clad ladies dangling from birds and whatnot.

So here is this. All digital, all Photoshop – default brushes plus Mark Molnar’s genius brushes. A little sloppy but I decided I didn’t mind that too much. Click for big, as usual.


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.


best photoshop brushes I’ve found yet

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Mark Molnar has a great blog and one the single best photoshop brush sets I’ve ever seen. It’s worth the download just for the one called “Hard Round 19 pixels,” which is by a long shot the best pen-esque sketch brush I’ve used. Lots of great scumble-style brushes too. Between Molnar’s brushes and Chris Oatley’s (which are primarily in the form of Tool Presets), I’m feeling much better about the possibilities with digital than I had previously.


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