Saturday, February 27, 2010

a strong back

The image of a strong upper back sticks in my mind. Probably because I remember there was a time when I consciously realized that I didn't know the muscles of the back that well. I started looking at classical sculpture and paintings where backs were shown. In most pictures no one wants to see backs and backs of heads! So now when I go to the gym I can't help looking at backs and drawing them in my head.
This is a sketch in Photoshop on my Cintiq. No special processes.
Just practicing.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

photoshop sketch

Just passing the time. I tend to go back to photoshop to sketch because it reacts so smoothly and quickly to what I do . I don't have to mix color , or sharpen my pencil or try to get better light. Fast paint.
I'm trying not to post anything that I do for work but it's hard because I like some of them.
Maybe I can show part of them with out breeching any contracts .
I'm just getting over a virus so I have more energy but now the onslaught of work is coming around the corner.
I hope you've figured out that if you click on the image it opens up a bigger version....

Friday, February 12, 2010


I've been away from this blog for a while so time to post something.
Just painting and playing with some brush settings in Photoshop CS 4 extended.
PSCS4 extended work great as long as your processor can keep up with it. If not then CS3 work real well too. Need to do more drawings now. Been under the weather so to speak as of late.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Soft pointy pencil

Today I needed to work on my Web page . It's been several years since I've updated it so things are looking outdated. But since it takes a lot of boring organizing and even more boring tutorials I decided to take a break and draw something. So again, Some soft 4b pencil on Aquabee sketchbook. Also a little photoshop soft color here and there.
The head on this is based on someone I saw at the gym. I see a lot of potential models at the gym. A good place to study anatomy in motion. Not people posing in a static position. But you do have to sort of just draw them in your head because they're moving around too much anyway.
I know. It's a little androgynous. It's not important since it's only a drawing.