As you know, every year about this time I grab my sketchbook, step out into the limelight with it and if I see my shadow we all have six more weeks of winter… oh yes, every year about this time I also upload my… Continue Reading “My 2012 Video Sketchbook”
I uploaded this quick process video to my YouTube site. The only thing truly noteworthy here is that the music was written, played and produced by my youngest son, Pete.
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”
I have a ton Adobe programs, but the only one I ever use is Photoshop (which is pretty ridiculous because these programs are awesome) but I don’t know how to run any of them. Over the last couple of weeks I have been trying… Continue Reading “An After Effects Experiment”
This weekend I plowed through about 90% of getting an ebook put together… I think… who really knows? Anyway, there’s a little video about it below.
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…
Happy New Year Everyone! Here is my sketchbook from the past year.
I’m trying something a little different with the guys from Prolifik, motion graphics. I hope you enjoy the little Christmas tune below.
Today I will finish my Yoda sketch from yesterday. I scanned the pencil drawing, opened it in Photoshop, tossed an interesting green background underneath and started painting on top of it. My goal was not to do a highly finished piece, just something loose and quick… and… Continue Reading “Painting Yoda”
For those that have asked to see me actually DRAW a picture, this is for you. I started with a piece of Georgia-Pacific Card Stock (available at WalMart), knocked out initial shapes with a Prismacolor Col-Erase blue pencil, erased that with a kneaded eraser, added a… Continue Reading “Drawing Yoda”
It rained most of Saturday, so I stayed inside and did a quick picture. I recorded it so you could see my work process. For the Photoshop painters out there, you might find it interesting how I have my workspace organized. I never liked the… Continue Reading “Mechanik”
Another example of how I render a pencil sketch in Photoshop. I block colors in first underneath the sketch and then put the finishing touches in on a layer over the top of the drawing. This little video is worth watching just to hear… Continue Reading “Quick Render Pencil Girl”