Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bridge in Strasbourg France

I have wanted to do something "artistic" with a photo I took of this bridge a number of years ago.  I thought it would be interesting to render it in pen and ink with a little white pastel and charcoal pencils.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Marker Monday 8-22-16

An early morning Farmer's Walk.  Drawn in my toned tan sketchbook, inked and colored with Prismacolor markers and color pencils.  White accents added with a gel pen.  I then photographed the drawing and added the background in Photoshop.

Rough sketch

Inked drawing

Base layer of color

Completed marker drawing

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Watercolor Vet

I painted the blue body panels, etc of this car with watercolor.  I then used pens for the wheels and some of the other very dark areas.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday 7-28-16

The Clone Wars took place across many genomes.

Painted this on my iPad in Procreate in galaxy far far away.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Marker Monday 7-25-16

One of the most memorable photographs Space Turtle brought home from his expedition was this portrait of a Green Eyed Tree Worm.  Convincing one to stop eating trees long enough to get a decent photo required quite the negotiation.

The Green Eyed Tree Worm was drawn with markers and color pencils.  The picture frame was added in Photoshop.

This is how my drawing table looks while I'm working.  It's a good size drawing table and there's just enough room for my sketchbook.  If the table was bigger, I would just have more "stuff" on it.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday

I created this landscape/concept sketch back in 2012 on my iPad.  I painted in some new details in Photoshop this morning.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Marker Monday 7-18-16

Day 17 - Space Turtle encounters a lone sentry guarding the entrance to the Domed City of Kryton.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

One Eyed Bird

Not long after arriving on planet RP31 in the Trandor System, Space Turtle had a rather close encounter with this peculiar looking one eyed - one legged bird.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Space Turtle Flower Specimen

As Space Turtle continues to explore he collects many samples, including this unnamed flower that resembles the Day Lilies found on his home planet.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Fan Art Friday

My version of an Alphonso Dunn piece.  Ball point pen on gray paper.  In his drawing the models eyes were set far apart, so I followed suit.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Inktober Girl Revisited

This Photoshop painting is a full color rendering of a simple sketch I did last Fall for Inktober.  I really liked the sketch and thought that it could be taken further.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Marker Monday 5-9-16

This drawing was based off of a photo that I pushed and pulled into an entirely new car shape.  It was first hand drawn with pencils and then colored with Prismacolor markers and color pencils - - the gradient background was added in Photoshop.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Green Goblin JMH

This started out as a "shape exercise" and slowly morphed into a goblin of some sort.  I wanted it to look funny, but a little creepy at the same time - - at least that's how it looks to me.
FYI - painted in Photoshop.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday 4-21-16

A Photoshop painting I did a few years ago.  I added a little color to it today to change it up a bit.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016

April Golfer

Even though the golf courses opened up last week, I woke up this morning to about 2" of snow on the ground and a wind chill around 10 deg F.  I "borrowed" one of my Marker Monday drawings from last month and painted in the body and background thinking about early Fall - - my favorite time of the year to play golf in the Northeast.  I'm not wishing away the Spring and Summer, but snow in April?  Cut it out.  We're supposed to get more tonight - - so that's why this guy looks unhappy.

Update - - 5" of new snow fell today.

Monday, March 28, 2016

March Of Robots 3-27-16

Easter put me a day behind - - so here's yesterday's bot today.  I'll catch up eventually.

Here's the pencil sketch I did before I re-did it in Photoshop.  I think I stayed pretty close to the original idea.