Continuing my digital practice, again, from this tutorial on Deviantart Art. Really, just some practice on filters and textures, but still another tool to put in the belt.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Here's the last tutorial mixed with another one, based on making ocean waves, again, off Deviant Art. The lighting moving from dark, under the more opaque clouds, to light, under the less opaque ones, is purely accidental, but as the late Bob Ross would say, a very happy accident, indeed.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Friday, August 3, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
I'm very interested in the Tarot, not because I think it can divine the future or anything, at least no more than any person could by thinking about something really hard, while trusting their intuition. I'm working on several digital pieces of randomly drawn cards as practice. Here is the King of Pentacles, done entirely in Photoshop. It is based off the Rider-Waite deck.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
This was a sketch I did for a comic for the New York Neo Futurists sketch group's comic book, which came out a few years ago. I did two comics for them based on sketches their participants wrote and performed. The comics were well received, then I never heard about it again. I think it wasn't such a popular item and you'll never know it had ever been produced, ever. I also believe I may have one of a small number of remaining copies you'll ever find. That's little sad Suzy above, who couldn't be happy because no matter what she consumed, and she consumed a lot. It was a neat sketch, which was awesome to see live, and I tried to capture as much of the original performance as possible while adding the unique value of the drawn visual medium could give on its own.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
"She stood in the middle of the room, motionless."
Based on a dream described to me from a friend. I sketched this drawing up as we conversed about other topics afterwords. I often find myself wanting to create quick drawings of the odd and strange encounters people have in their subconscious and waking moments, to solidify the initial impressions in my mind.
People who dismiss the value of such things state, "it is all in your head." Well, so is your home address, social security number and the name of your favorite band, and the memory of the last good meal you had recently. It is all in your head, sharing space with the dreams about scary eyeless people in your living room.What does that say about what is in your head?
Think about it.Won't you? Thank you.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
I was a bad note taker in college and spent most of my time doodling, while scribbling the main ideas around the drawings I made. I learned year later that doodling can be used as a focus tool, and I did well enough in school to believe that I there was some element of truth to that statement. What follows for the next few posts will the doodles I collected from my various notebooks and pasted onto strips of black construction paper. It was going to form part of an art book that never happened.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Sometime around 2004, I started obsessing over drawing cross sectionals of the earth. It was a take off my favorite pictures in school science textbooks from my childhood. I created a larger version of the above on poster board and put it up on my roommate's wall. It was a long landscape, in black marker that went the length of the room and started with a deep ocean and ended in a city. I took comfort in the 2D side map of a non-existent place. Years later, I saw in the subway cross sectional illustrations, as well in the works of several other artists. I suppose I just had the same ideas that other people were bandying around at the time.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
When I was working in Kazakhstan, I lived on the second floor of an apartment in a small town. Across the way was this window. All the apartment buildings in the town were the Soviet style concrete temporary deals, but the slightly onion shaped window, and the multi-shaped windows were a nice touch on the otherwise drab and repetitive structures that dotted the country.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Emperor of the Fading Suns." Computer games were a huge part of my early life, and part of the reason I wanted early on to be an illustrator, since I was often more attracted to the art work of early video game's paraphernalia, which could be very well put together to make up for what usually were far inferior graphics.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
I pulled out this one splattering from my college days, probably my second or third year. I had started looking at design as a possible venue to explore, so I began to sketch like mad. I also think I was suffering from horror vacui, as a lot of the pages from this sketchbook are filled entirely with lined drawings from top to bottom, although it tapers off later in the book, and in fact all the last three pages are blank. I think that says there was a lot of energy going into the sketches in this book early on, and that energy was either fine tuned towards the end, or that I had so many ideas to start the year off, and as it progressed, I gained more focus and less fear of the white space. Either way, I am please with a lot of the examples from this particular sketch book.