Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Wow, I have not used a pencil in a really long time.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bad day & Better Day

Here's something a bit more revealing. It's a sketch I probably will never finish.

Some days, nothing seems work out. It speaks a lot about talent vs effort, and what happens if one approaches a painting sort of mindlessly with the expectation that things will go well without putting in any effort. At least for me this is true - even if talent exists (something I don't particularly believe in) it's better not to rely on it.

In between, I took a break and thought harder about the bad result all night. I worked over it the next day and the result was much better despite not using any reference. Just more careful thought and effort.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Photoshop Brushes, Palette Knives & Tool Presets

I get a number of requests for Photoshop pallete knives, so I thought I would put up a bunch of brushes and tool presets for the smudge tool and mixer brush. Grab them (made in CS5) here:

- Brushes
Tool presets

Here's a bunch of examples of them in use:
Main rendering brushes
Sketching brushes
Pallete knives and textured brushes
Mixer Brush tool presets
Smudge tool presets