Thursday, 31 January 2013

New Day

I think I'm getting the hang of ArtRage Studio Pro.  I think I REALLY like the loaded palette knife tool.

Monday, 28 January 2013

More caricatures

commissioned caricatures for this company for their Raspberry Awards event.  I airbrushed personal names and company name out to protect the innocents.

































Saturday, 26 January 2013

Monster Under The Bed


a quick little painting.  It's based off a spontaneous quick drawing I did months ago here.  I used Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. first time I painted using that program. it's kind of ....I don't know. I guess I'm not used to it yet.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Monday, 21 January 2013

Thursday, 17 January 2013

That Little Red House


My first try at doing a complete painting in the desktop version of Artrage.  I use Artrage Studio Pro..
I learned a lot and definitely will do better next time.  There was quite a bit of learning curve since painting in there is nothing like painting in Photoshop or whatever. it's totally different.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

a bunch of caricatures

Since the beginning of last month I started to branch out as a caricature artist, so I'm doing a few to post here so that people can see what my caricatures look like.

The two caricatures below are very similar to the style that I normally do when I draw caricatures at events, though to save time I don't usually incorporate this level of shading in my caricatures.
more after the cut.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

FINALLY!

Over a year after I started this painting (or whenever, I really lost track of time), it's finally done!  It's almost like running a marathon or something, or giving birth.  Not that I've done either but this piece really does feel significant to me.

I did it with a mix of Photoshop, OpenCanvas and Procreate for iPad.


Saturday, 5 January 2013

Friday, 4 January 2013

For those who are thinking of getting a tablet for the purpose of creating digital art on the go

I recommend an iPad.

I'm not doing it just to give Apple publicity or whatever, but I wouldn't say this if  I didn't think I have good reason to.

iOS esp iPad has the widest range of digital painting and graphics-related apps compared to Android.  Also, all the three lines of pressure-sensitive styli have the most compatible apps in iOS.  This is not necessary, though, but can be very useful.

I also think that iOS devices have the lowest amount of latency.

Another good option you might want to look into are those Windows laptop-tablet hybrids, but I don't know much about those and plus, you may need to carry around a pen tablet for input with you, so it adds to the bulk.

Let me know what you think.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Before Mammals Rule The Earth



You know, as soon as I say, "I don't have time for my own art!" I suddenly seem to find time to churn out these images!  What is the saying for this, "don't tempt fate"??? I'm sure it's something like that.  Perhaps I should say it more :P.

There are a few layers to the story behind this picture.  (story after the cut)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

First post of the year + commissioned short comic

Happy new year everybody!  This isn't actually very new work.  I did this in the span of a few months in the middle of last year, but I didn't publish this until now.  I think it's because I'm always a little apprehensive about publishing commissioned comics, but this comic is intended only for the client and his son, so..

I wrote the story (you can tell by the bunnies...LOL! XD), drew, coloured and lettered it.  Here I uploaded the non-lettered versions.  I really enjoyed this project!

The rest of the comic after the cut.