The quality of my sermon notes has risen dramatically since mandatory quarantine online church started and I’m watching from my computer that has a Wacom Cintiq attached to it…
My friend James wondered if I might be able to throw up a DEMO on my digital painting process. I said I can’t because my old screen capture software no longer works on new IOS… and that got me thinking. After a quick investigation… Continue Reading “QuickTime Screen Capture”
Here are a few of the steps I go through on most of my illustrations. Are you kitten me!?
Several years ago I did a job for Mission Hockey and as part of the payment process I received a bunch of their latest hockey gear. For some reason my wife is not fond of this sort of compensation package (she seems to be a big fan of hard… Continue Reading “My Surface Pro 4 Review”
Another process video of something I did recently. Basically just blocking in color underneath the drawing and then putting finishing touches in on top of it.
Here’s another simple technique you might want to try. Find a nice background image, put it underneath your pencil drawing and then paint on top of it…
This is for my friends on YouTube who continue to send me kind letters asking what my work process is. This picture started out as a doodle in my sketchbook. I scanned it into Photoshop, (CS6), made it a multiply layer and began blocking… Continue Reading “Flying The Coop”
Color can be a tricky thing to work with. Lots of out of control color can confuse what you are trying to achieve in an illustration. This is a simple technique to keep order when you have a lot going on in a picture. Render the… Continue Reading “Crowd Control”
A job came in on Friday, I opened it on Monday and it was 50 spot illustrations due in one week. Fifty of anything takes forever, so I got busy, and then the phone rang. It’s the music leader at my church. The bass… Continue Reading “A Day In The Life”
It’s the end of the day, I run across this old sketchbook page in a computer folder and I think maybe I’ll just throw a little color on it and see what happens before I go eat dinner. Here’s what I came up with…
Over the course of the last several years, I have worked with a lot of high quality art materials; expensive watercolor papers, high end illustration boards, hot and cold press bristols, you name it, I’ve worked on it… so it was a bit of… Continue Reading “My Somewhat Unconventional Pencilling Process”
I installed the latest version of Photoshop last week: CS 6. I fired it up and the first and most obvious thing I noticed was the base interface has been changed to a much slicker looking, smoked gray color. I haven’t quite got all of the… Continue Reading “Photoshop CS 6”
This was just a quick experiment to see how painting something up on a somewhat “fuzzy” brown background would work. Several years ago I made the switch from traditional media to digital. Digital art can come off extremely slick looking if you want it… Continue Reading “Background Fuzz”
My pastor used this story as an illustration a few weeks ago… The big animals and the little animals were having a football game. As the first half went along, the big animals were scoring at will. Every time they got the ball they would… Continue Reading “The Animal Football Game”
I fired up the magical iShowU software and recorded my work on this little illustration…