Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Black Queen

I've been working in Photoshop so much the last few days, I had to get back to paper and ink this morning. Can't show what I did as it is a commissioned Christmas present. But it would be a good piece to post on Dec. 25th! After doing that piece and getting done with a boat load of work, I went back to Photoshop to play around. And here is the finished piece. "Finished" as in I am not taking it any farther. Sometimes it's good to just jump in and scribble until something appears and not worry about how polished it is. From start to finish, this piece is all digital.


Brian Jones said...

Very nice! Really enjoyed the digital posts...I know its a tool but do you enjoy putting pen to paper more? Or is it all dependent on the job you are doing?

Royce Thrower said...

Yummy! A REDHEAD!!

Digital art has also fascinated me Brian. One of these days I have GOT to get a Wacom tablet. Then I can "not draw" with that too!! Even though Adam Hughes colors with a regular mouse, I would think that the stylus is the better way to go.

Nice work on this one Gene. I like the "rougher" less polished
look of this sketch!

Brandon said...

That is a great digital sketch! I love the looseness of it!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Brian. Sometimes it's the job, sometimes it is just whatever I want to use. But after using one thing for too long, I need to break out and use something else. I get tired of the same thing over and over and I think my work could go stale.

Royce - I talked with Adam one time and was amazed he paints by creating areas and filling them. Varying the shape and the opacity to get the effect. No brush or pen tools. Hence the lack of a tablet. Don't really need it. The process makes sense, but wow, how painstaking. But you can't argue with the results. His stuff is brilliant. For some reason, working digital is very freeing. I like to work messy. Much more so than if I am working in a traditional medium. I'm influenced by concept artists with digital work. Get yourself an inexpensive Wacom Bamboo. I think they are about 99.00. Dakota uses one and I have played with it. They're pretty good.

Thanks for the kind words Brandon, and for dropping by!

Robin/Harleychick said...

Hi Gene ...Harleychick..Tagger from CILM..

LOVE this...awesome...cant wait to see a TUBE of this hot

BTW love the new christmas cuties out....much love xo

Gene Gonzales said...

Hi Robin! Thanks for the kind words and for dropping by!

Gary M. Peiffer said...


Love the piece, there is a certain tension with this style. Maybe a White Queen version to match???

Hey Robin, please drop by more often and comment!