Monday, December 31, 2007

This is the start of an illustration that IF I get it done in time I may submit for some annuals this year. It is based upon the legend of the Phizzel Goblin that I heard on Hometown A favorite podcast of mine. I have a Looooooooooooooong way to go on this before it is complete. We shall see what becomes of it. But so far, I am happy with the outcome.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

playing with faux techniques. Only the head and the outline was completed and it was done with a brush marker. The image was scanned and the rest was drawn on a channel in photoshop. Add some dust and scratches to it to make it look printed. After that, it was a quick scan of some paper, adding the image, choose a color and woodcut. The reason for working on channels vs layers is that I can work black and white and hit the X key to instantly erase what I don't want. Verses a layer where I have to erase, delete, change opacity, it is just too time consuming. Channels are just like scratch board. Black and white. Ahhhh, somethings ARE still black and white if you just put tight enough blinders on. Happy Holidays.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Drawergeeks: last of 07'. Elves. What a year. Little sleep, some good work produced, some not so good. Some areas to explore in the scratchboard area, flesh out and see where that takes me. Yeah, I know... It ain't digital, well... poop on that. It makes me happy. That is what this was all supposed to be about way back when we started out as kids... right? To make US happy. Not to match somebody's sofa colors, not to jump through some Art Director's hoops of fire, but to make US happy. I need to remember that more often.

Friends, if I don't post any more this season, hug someone dear to you and tell them what they mean in your life. It makes a difference.