Saturday, June 22, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Here is a breakdown of how to create a portrait on the computer. My girlfriend Gloria makes a fine model. You can also use photographs from magazines for reference material for your basic sketch. I usually start by doing a brush drawing in ink on illustration board or paper which is then scanned into the computer at 300 dpi. Then I add flat colors to the image after opening it up in Photoshop Elements 3. This is about how far I render when coloring my cartoons and comic strips. Next I add highlights and some additional colors using the brush tool. With the smudge tool I blend and soften some of the colors, finishing the rendering to my satisfaction. I could have gone further and made a much tighter rendering, but carrying it to this level is fine to demonstrate my working method on the computer. It helps to have experience using traditional painting mediums, so try to familiarize yourself by doing some painting and color sketches in watercolors and gouache. You can help yourself by finding a school or artist that offers painting classes.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Four more examples of design variations of a previously posted image. Creating and designing on the computer offers unlimited possibilities.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I did a line drawing of a figure, then overlapped multiple images to which I added various colors, creating an interesting design image. The second image is a negative version. Doing studies like these are relatively simple to create on the computer, much easier than using traditional painting methods.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
The basic image was created on the computer by scanning in four ink line drawing of figures. The color variations were then worked out creating these five images. It's an interesting way to experiment on the computer and creating negative versions can be surprisingly interesting as in image 2. I like this version very much.
Friday, June 14, 2013
More color and design studies done on the computer. It's great fun to do experiments like this and a wonderful learning experience. Experimenting like this is a great way to challenge yourself and grow and develop your potential as an artist.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Here are three more cover ideas and a rear cover for possible promotion brochures. Again, these were all created in Photoshop Elements 3 on my Mac computer. The final brochures will be 8.5 x 11" and will be printed on Staples Photo Supreme paper using an Epson R1800 printer.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
I'm working on a new series of promotion brochures to send out to potential clients. These images were all created on my Mac computer using Photoshop Elements 3. It's a lot of fun experimenting with various images, I never seem to tire of it so you'll be seeing a lot of digital experiments in future posts.