Monday, July 28, 2014

Wooden Post - Watercolor and Digital

This painting (4x8) started off as a wet on wet watercolor which gave me a mottled underpainting of tones and colors - - this also helps to "get rid" of the white of the paper.  After everything dried, I drew over the top using watercolor pencils to create the textures, cracks, etc. to complete the wooden post (middle photo).  Using my camera and computer I brought the painting in to Photoshop where I started off by painting a soft background (third photo).  I then proceeded to add additional plants, grass, and sticks to fill in some of the area around the post (first photo).  As you can see, the original watercolor remained unchanged throughout the digital work.  Combining the three different methods to create this piece proved to be very enjoyable and something that I will certainly explore again.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Flowers Before The Sea

I did this painting from my imagination using my iPad and Procreate.  Overall I'm pleased with the soft focus look - - something in the Impressionism style, which is a bit of a departure for me.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Faces From A Shape

This is a very common character development exercise - - one where you create a simple shape and then create different faces using it as a starting point.  I did these in Sketchbook Pro.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Black and White to Color

I had a little time to today to mess around with Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop and so I began experimenting with creating skin tones - - first creating them from scratch and then adding them to existing art.  I enjoy both traditional art and digital art and was looking for a way to combine them.  This image is the result - - one that you may recognize from a previous post, but with a new "old timey" skin tone enhancement.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Watercolor and Ink

This painting measures about 3"x4" and was done using a wet on wet technique for the background and then black micron pens for the trees.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

This iPad painting was inspired by one I saw in a Will Terrell Sketchbook video.  I did one first in my sketchbook with pen and markers and then another on my iPad using Procreate.  Add a background, a couple of scaled copies and there you have it.  Everyone that has seen this painting feels it shows a heavy Dr. Seuss influence, and I agree - - he was amazing, how could you not be influenced by his work.