Friday, March 16, 2012

thursday art night

My friend Andy Tim and Efrem Palacios and I got to busting out some 20 min scene studies from a pretty choice movie (guess which one). I could probably spend many months doing these kind of studies from this film... pretty intense art exercise. Recommended fosho: color, lighting, comp... its all good.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I havent really done a thorough line drawing since my college days... seems that I always want to jump into the render mode as quickly as possible. However Ive been studying many of the artists whos work i really admire (Wayne Reynolds in particular) and came to see that most of them setup a super solid underdrawing... soooo im doing my best to get back into what i once ONLY did: LINES.

not the easiest thing doing with a tablet.... maybe a cintiq would make it a much more pleasurable experience.... one that I hope to finally get my hands on as Playmesh went ahead and authorized getting me (and team :P) one to test drive!

With this method i just hope to have much more of my thinking done with the piece vs. free form painting and creating/erasing as I go along. That and to strengthen my draftsmanship.

Hopefully as I work through it, the progress/levelin' up with start to show.

This is the start of my new portfolio, i think theres enough odds and ends in here to inspire a good story, as is the aim of any personal piece I do, maybe Ill think of a couple more details to throw in on my next session w/ fresh eyes. Otherwise ill start doing some color/light studies and start to render out this bidness. ;P

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

bruce lee painter

got much more to experiment with.... doing glazes and the like to replicate what I would do w/ traditional materials... Im wondering if the glazing oil/acrylic brushes work in a similar fashion to how a soft light or overlay layer would work....

blending in painter is really fun, and I think it picks up the surrounding/underlying color quite a bit more than PS...hmm...

onward to more studies...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Painter 12

I had Painter 10 for some years, but failed to actively use the program and defaulted to the mainstream of using primarily Photoshop... however i recently upgraded to painter 12 as i really liked the new interface and digged all the extras Corel provided on their website... webinars, many tutorials and the like.... just had me thinking about how one of their selling points is "created by artists for artists"... which resonated with me... Photoshop is no doubt a powerhouse for creating digital art, but i think Painter has some slickness that photoshop just cant match and that would be its brushes and brush engine. The feel and customization allowed is pretty damn fresh. :)

i had quite a time going through all bagillion of the brushs, trying to see which ones would fit my work flow best, and after literally an all nighter, I managed to nail down a few and tame them to my liking. The funny thing is that they really do match traditional mediums with some slickness, but since i have been working PS brushes for so long I kept trying to modify the cool traditional brushes into the more digital PS set... luckily it didnt take me that long to realize what i was doing and i let go and then just started painting with a grin.

Very cool and fun program. I hope i can spin some digital painting with a bit more control with Painter and set myself apart from the legions of PS users.... >:P