I thought I would present the work in progress as a slide show this time. If you go to full screen mode, I'm afraid I used too small of a file size and it will be a bit blurry. Sorry about that. I will remember to do it differently next time. If you just want to see where I am at right now on the piece, below is a larger image to review.
Wednesday's can be tough to do my work, get a piece done for this blog and for the weekly 2-Pt Perspective blog. So I will have to go with a (digitally altered) tease of the piece that is over there. Hope you enjoy.
This is a piece I have started a couple of times for a few reasons. But this time it's a go. I just found out that I can do video screen captures using the version of Quicktime that I have. After looking for a free or inexpensive application, a search lead me back to my own OS. Learned something new today. I did this video without a voice over. Figuring no one wants to hear me go on and on. (If you have met me at a convention, you know what I am talking about) But for future videos, now that I know I can do them anytime, just let me know if you are interested in my thought process. I'm not saying it's interesting, it's just there. Oh, I didn't add music either. I almost never like the music choices that other artists use for their videos so I just turn down the volume. No doubt that would happen with mine too. :)
Just a morning doodle to get things going. I have a very, very full day ahead of me.
I think I solved the problem that was causing headaches for the last several days while saving files on my computer. Everything was saving extremely slow over my network to my external Drobo (4 x 1TB hard drives). Checked the status of the HDs in the Drobo Dashboard and they were fine. But then I found out that the firmware was in need of an update. Download, install, reboot and everything seems to be running snappier now. Too bad that doesn't help me with the file that got corrupted. But if that is my only bit of pain this experience gives me, I will take it. Remember to do your updates kids!
Bad things happen to files sometimes. The above image is the rough for a digital painting I was working on. About 50% of it was done when I did a "save" and for some reason there was a conflict and Photoshop locked up. After restarting the computer, I found my file was now corrupt. Ugh. So I will start over another day.
Over on the 2-Point Perspective blog I do with Joe Pekar, we both posted this weeks theme of the Sugar Skull Girl. Below is a detail of the work in progress from earlier today.
Instead of cropping the artwork, I thought I would show a screenshot of the rough art for tomorrow's 2pt Perspective blog. I'm just working out the idea digitally, the final will be done in traditional mediums.
Here is the finished piece. I really wanted to get her done today so I could concentrate on commissions this weekend, so that worked out pretty good. I am very pleased with this piece. There are things I did that I had never tried before and I was happy with the results. I hope everyone enjoyed the process. Have a good weekend!
Quick note to let everyone know that I have put up some newer pieces for sale under the "Art for Sale" tab in the above bar. All four pieces are from the 2-Point Perspective Blog I do with Joe Pekar. Check them out and let me know if you are interested in purchasing any or all.
I had this in my mind and had to get it down on paper. Harley in a 1968 mode was a given, but it wasn't until I thought of actress Goldie Hawn did I put it together. I could see Goldie (1960s) as Harley. What a perfect fit. I didn't draw Harley to look like Goldie, but having her in mind did help the process. The baby doll outfit and a modified scarf over her hair seemed to fit the personality of both. I even added some quick digital color to the piece to help define the placement of the red areas.
Ink, Copics and digital color on Bee Paper Hemp Sketch paper.
This is a piece I started playing with today. I will be working on it bit by bit this week in between two commissions. The pencil sketch was done in a sketchbook and I am using that for the digital creation. More later.
Looks like we are done with the HeroesCon sketches. For now. I am working on two commissions that I can show and also playing catch up on the 2 Point Perspective blog. This is the first of the two catch up pieces I am working on. Mary will be done in full color and posted over there by Wednesday.
Col-Erase pencil on 9" x12" Strathmore Bristol Board