Thursday, June 24, 2010

Soft pencil Hard paper

Just another pencil in sketchbook drawing.
Still experimenting with the Photoshop CS5 . The brush tool is is getting easier to handle . Way faster that Painter. That wet on wet is still hard for me to control at this stage so I keep going back to the old spatter point brush with my own settings.
The 'Other Dynamics option has changed it's name to Transfer now but it still works the same.
Trying to get a handle on some of my 3d programs today . Just gotta study .
It's real good for doing things like packaging - but that's work stuff.....

Pen line

There was a sale at the art store the other week so I had to make myself go to it.
I don't buy much there anymore because a lot of my work is digital these days. So I have to remember my roots. Pencil, ink, paper.
This one is a quickie like a lot of them , and it's just a pencil sketch with some inking done with one of those Hunt drawing nibs . I used to use actual India ink in the past. Now Im using Acrylic india ink. It's not as thick and black as real India Ink but it has some advantages.
First it doesn't clog up quickly. So it's easier to keep drawing without cleaning the nib every minute. Second, it seems to dry a little faster. And it seems to last longer in the bottle.
The head on this sketch is about 2 inches high. Drawn in my Aquabee sketchbook.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

soaring close up

Here's a close up of the Photoshop CS5 sketch .


Well, it's been a while since I posted so here's another sketch.
I just upgraded to Photoshop CS5 since it now has a "Corel Painter" type of function.
I'm still in the process of checking out the new features. I played around with the Paint brush tools but I haven't tried the wet on wet features yet .
It's seems to run very smoothly . Still my favorite painting program.