Friday, 7 October 2016
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
I bought some Pigma brush pens to try out for this challenge. They are fun to use but I haven't learned how to control them very well yet. Hopefully my inking skills will improve as I do more of these.
Monday, 3 October 2016
Sunday, 2 October 2016
It usually takes me a long time to come up with a design that I like. Limiting myself to an hour to come up with a drawing is rather challenging. So be prepared for a lot of truly horrible drawings to come.
Saturday, 1 October 2016
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
The first two pages are a double page full bleed spread that serves to introduce the two main characters and their relationship. The story is about Rosie and Mr. Bluey, dog and owner. And Mr. Bluey takes care of Rosie.
The next two pages are showing that going for a walk is Rosie's idea, Mr. Bluey would probably prefer to stay in his chair but Rosie wins out.
Sunday, 10 July 2016
I will make some printed copies of the book as well as put it in PDF that I will display on my blog. I will post a couple of updates each month as the project progresses.
The book is called Rosie and Mr. Bluey go for a Walk . It is about a happy little dog named Rosie and her owner Mr. Bluey.
To Rosie, life is an exciting adventure, full of fun. Mr. Bluey on the other hand just wishes life would be a bit more uneventful. Why can't he just have a nice, quiet walk without all of the obstacles and interruptions that always cross his path?
Saturday, 25 June 2016
Bobby P did a great job of setting up and hosting the drawing group again. Thanks Bobby.
Saturday, 18 June 2016
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Monday, 23 May 2016
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Friday, 22 January 2016
I had planned to finish this painting in a week but now I'm well into week three and I am ready to start this painting over again!
I had a really hard time trying to get the right colors and values. I finally decided the try adjustment layers in Photoshop Elements to solve these problems and I'm pretty happy with the results.
I thought that it was important to use desaturated colors in a night scene but I ended up with a painting that just looked like it had a white film over it. I used two adjustment layers. One for the color (which made the most dramatic changes) and another for the contrast and brightness.
The end result really gave me a much better value range but some of the colors look a bit strange and harsh so I decided that I should just use what I've learned as a guide and repaint the painting. I need to make a few compositional changes anyway.
I'm curious to know how others use adjustment layers in their digital painting . So let me know if you find adjustment layers to be a helpful tool and at what point in the process do you use them?