Tuesday, May 27, 2008

More Weekend Photos

I took these into Photoshop and tweaked the curves a bit, but that's about it.
I can't really say why I was so fascinated by the new pine needles. I just liked how they looked when the sun hit the new growth. :)

We spent part of the weekend with our "extended family" playing, oddly enough, Rock Band and taking turns adoring the dog.

Photographic Evidence

Last Friday I inherited a very nice camera, completely out of the blue. It has multiple lenses, many memory disks, and a steep learning curve. So I'll post a few of the okay shots from the dozens and dozens of blurry or dark or somehow skewed ones.
I'll try and chronicle my learning process with this lovely instrument.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I was playing over the weekend with fast sketches in Painter. I just picked a couple of colours at random and went with whatever came out the end of my pen.

Sometimes my subconscious worries me a little...

... but mostly it just keeps me entertained.

I really like having an obvious story to my drawings, but keeping the story itself completely open to the viewer's interpretation.

Normally in Painter I use the round camelhair brush with oils, but for all three of these I ended up trying some of the coloured pencil brushes. Pretty fun, actually!

On this piece in particular I did the red figure, the green sketchy side and the red sketchy side, but cheated in Photoshop with the green guy; he's really the red guy + Ctrl I and some fun with Free Transform.

I think I'm going to have to re-visit Jerome here at some point. I'm quite curious as to what his story is.

Friday, May 2, 2008


This is the very first piece of digital art I ever made. It was all done in Photoshop 2 or 3, I can't remember which at this point, and pre-dates my Wacom Tablet.
At that time, I was using a mouse and boyhowdy was it ever time consuming! It's embarrassing to me now, but my husband still loves it and refuses to let me delete it from the website. *shrugs* So I figure my only option is to try and re-do the painting with 10 years more experience under my belt.
I guess this post is mainly a reminder/kick-in-the-butt for myself because I've been meaning to do this for a couple of years now.
Now I just need to find a model to sit for me.