Friday, February 26, 2010

IF: Propagate

This one didn't make the deadline. :( Better late than never, right?  A mix of work & watching the olympics took up my time this past week.  As a side note, I would like to try to make my art look less vector-y in the future, even though it's not painted in vector!

IF: Propagate

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Go Canada!

In the spirit of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. :) The excitement has been steadily growing in Vancouver for the past year, but has completely overflown this week! Go Canada!
Go Canada!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

IF: Muddy

Or, as my kid likes to say, "splashing in the muck-muck"!

IF: Muddy

Friday, February 5, 2010

Flapper Sketch

I was asked to help with a project that featured flapper girls from the 1920's. Doing the research for this was so much fun! Here is one of the sketches I did. This wasn't the sketch that was approved, but I still like the fun feeling I get from it. 

Have a good weekend, everyone! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Process for "IF: Focused"

I thought I'd post some process pictures for this week's IF piece.  I like seeing other artists' process posts, so maybe mine will be of use to somebody.

First, I drew a few different thumbnails of ideas in my sketchbook, then I went straight into Painter and drew a rough sketch.

After getting the composition worked out, I went back and changed the size of the camera lens to emphasize this week's theme:

The rough drawing was turned into a transparent layer.  I then picked out my colour palette and created all of my paint layers.  (Each element in the image was divided into several layers.)
  From there, it was a matter of creating texture and depth to each layer using the dry chalk, pastel, and airbrush tools.  I also brought in a photographed texture for the floor.  I love Painter and all of the art materials available in it!