Wednesday, October 21, 2009

phase two...

Here's my first color pass. As I tighten up the painting some of these preliminary color choices will start to look awkward. This is a good starting point but is not written in stone. Any critiques at this point are welcome. I will make a few more color tweaks and then I will start to refine. The inspiration for this piece came from spending many hours on I-30 on the way into Dallas. This is the scene I would imagine.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Q-ball sketch

Here's how my digital paintings begin. This is a rough b & w layout for my next illustration. Sometimes I start with a detailed drawing and other times I work this way. As much as I love to draw, I find that the detailed drawing seems to slow the painting down. (unless I'm keeping my line work) I spend a lot of time covering up or working around the lines. This method allows me to see silhouette's quickly and not get bogged down with details too early.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bowbegonizor 2

Here's the updated version of the earlier post. I'm working on a series of these while I try to get published.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Medallion Man and the Q-ball

This is a painting I did for a story I wrote about five years ago. I'm dusting it off and going to see if I can't make a children's book out of it. More to come from this story and others in the works.