Thursday, February 22, 2007

Digital vs Traditional

Two more shots at the subway dreads girl:

This one's on the computer, obviously. Not done yet- the color is weird. But I explored some of the brush settings on Photoshop and was getting some interesting & good things to happen.

And this one is done traditionally. In acrylics even- and I hate acrylics. Though I made friends with it again a bit on this piece. This one was done faster & much more pleasantly than any of the digital ones. So I guess just keep going!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Portrait of Allie - Part 1

A portrait drawing in progress. Still hopefully have another session with the model- I lost some of her character cleaning up some of the values at home....

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Drawing On The Computer?

So far drawing is the most awkward part of working on the computer. I don't think I'll ever be able to match what I can do with pencil & paper on the computer, but having something to copy will help (rather than working out of my head at first). I'm trying to see if I can take something from start to finish completely on the computer, and hopefully learn a good amount along the way. If I can get this anywhere close the level of Wyeth's original I'll be pleased.

Learning To Paint in Photoshop

Seeing how far I can take a 2 minute sketch from the subway. This is my third shot- finally something is starting to happen that I'm pleased with. Still feeling clumsy in photoshop, but each try I learn a little something else. I think I can take this one a bit further still...