July 28, 2012

A little inter-active fun

I've been having a little inter-active jungle fun lately.  Lights!  Camera!  Action!

The sound track and actions are the best part.

July 14, 2012

Job title : photoshop experimental technician

 I think the job description of 'photoshop experimental technician' might be a good alternate to 'children's book artist'.

I spent days experimenting with a new series of techniques... and finally found something close to what I was trying for. The search goes on... the artist's quest.

July 5, 2012

All together now...

All together now... I redrew the zoo background this morning, using an older file I had drawn about 7 years ago.

I think my favorite discovery with this piece was adding the sky and clouds. I used an older clouds file from another painting. That's one reason I love photoshop so much... you don't have to reinvent the wheel every day.

No doubt I'll continue to change the colors saturation levels and other details. But it's just about finished now...


July 4, 2012

Learned from ancient druids of yore

 The color is added... with many, many photoshop techniques learned from ancient druids of yore and passed down from member to member in secret societies.

I was trying for a flat sort of color quality like a Japanese print. It will no doubt be changed again and again before I'm done.

That's part of earning membership privileges in the subterranean society... doing things over and over and over.

July 3, 2012

It begins with the sketch...

It begins with the sketch... which is first changed about 77 times depending on what effect the artist is looking to achieve.

In this case it was trial and error that went on for more than a day.