Sunday, January 10, 2016

iPad Pro Test

Got to try out a friend’s iPad Pro. About 15-30m in Procreate, I was quite impressed with how natural it feels. Usually I struggle even on my Intous.

Apple, why no OSX iPad Pro?

Monday, September 14, 2015

Movie Still Brush Tests

I’ve been obsessed with using Photoshop as an oil painting simulator. Here are some 1hr studies with a ban on undoing.
Current brushset (CS5) here, used with mixer brush settings as shown. Used flow like medium (higher flow = more paint, less medium)

Thursday, July 16, 2015

And Page Finished

Trying to stick to rigid steps, to avoid spending too much time rendering:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WIP: Comic Page

Here's a page in progress. Been enjoying this project, it's been sharpening my approach a lot (so much to learn):

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Photoshop Mixer Brushes

Been ages since my last post. In that time I've been trying to set up a good set of brushes for CS5's Mixer Brush tool. The aim is to have a similar enough workflow when switching between Photoshop and traditional oils (for example, after working in Photoshop, going back to oils I would tend to press too hard and end up scraping up more paint than I put down). They feel good enough to share, but will probably be an ongoing effort.

Here's a quick sketch using them:
Download link (CS5).

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

3 painting/drawing things to work more on in 2014:

1. Seeing and working the whole at the same time (figure is ground).
2. What is unstated reinforces what is stated, and vice versa.
3. Marks on canvas/paper can be arranged like a symphony.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Film still studies

With notes to self. Have to figure out that composition thing.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Long time no updatey

Been a while, here's some doodles:

And a painting I started on the moon landing anniversary but didn't get to finish (Apollo 17 LM ascent stage):
November is going to be busy, but hopefully I can keep up posting weekly again.

Friday, June 7, 2013

2 Recent Illusrations

Here's two illustrations I finished recently for Futura

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Efficiency and Big Picture

These studies are basically training to see the big picture. Then the slightly smaller big picture within that. And so on, until it feels resolved (or I lose interest). Efficiency is most important.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Did a Quick Study...

...because another painting was going badly.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Face Studies

Done with reference from photos around Tumblr. About 2-3hrs each, improving bit by bit:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Portrait Practice

I'm rather bad at faces at drawing faces in the middle distance. So the next series of studies will focus on this. Not sure how I've been getting away with that huge flaw!