Tuesday, April 27, 2010

30 minute digital figure painting

This was done in my figure drawing class last semester with a very early version of Photoshop CS5. The original is 1200 x 1600 pixels. Nothing too special but it was a lot of fun to try and get the whole figure done in a short amount of time. Unfortunately the students were limited to drawing and not painting. I guess it is sometimes good to be the teacher.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Another thing

I have been playing with water soluble pencils. They add a whole additional dimension to quick sketches. They also create a number of "happy accidents" that can add to the spontaneity of of a drawing. You do need to use watercolor paper, illustration board, or my favorite...museum mounting board as the base surface so there is not a lot of buckling.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sketch of the moment

One of those strange things that appear when you are not particularly thinking of anything. Kind of grew from a scribble. Black Prismacolor pencil as always.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It has been a long time...

It has been way too long since I posted anything so I guess it is about time I started.
I have been working with Adobe for the bit on the newest version of Photoshop. Now that CS5 has been announced, I can talk about it. Here is a quick sketch I did a couple weeks ago. It is nothing special but just had a moment to spare and wanted to practice a bit more. This is about 35 minutes or so of work. Hope you like it and I will try and stay on top of things a bit more.