Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Second Video - Custom Vector Lettering - Create

This is a video of the letters E and R being "blocked out" in Adobe Illustrator for the word "Create." I am using different tools within Adobe Illustrator for various elements of the lettering. For example, the stem of the R was created with the Rectangle Tool, while the descender of the R was accomplished with the Width Tool

Monday, July 21, 2014

My First Video...Published...Self-Published!

The final 15 min of a 1hr drawing session sped up to 3min.

So, here is my first video recording of a drawing I did in Photoshop CS6. This drawing may become a small detail (part of a sketch book page) of a larger illustration I started working on a year ago. I, then, abandoned the illustration (I got stuck on what to put on the Sketchbook page.) And now,. I am  attempting to finish the illustration...soon!
Warning, there is no audio. Please play some music from your own collection while watching. If you think the song you are listening to is a good match (or think of different song), then, please leave a comment with your suggestion. Thanks!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Self Portrait

White-out on Black Paper
As a promo for the Ephemera Group Show at the Philadelphia Library Company in Center City Philadelphia we creative participants were asked to create our own silhouette

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sloooow Doooown

Slow down a moment in your day and play in your imagination. 
Be entertained by your own unique bright ideas.
Create a glowing trail of your own creations.
The finish painting of a watercolor demo. Whiteout and chalk was used for the stars.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Interpretation of a Silhouette

The pencil sketch is my interpretation of the unknown young woman who posed for the silhouette on the left. The silhouette was created by an unknown person during the 1800's.
Finished drawings of this silhouette will be on display at the Library Company of Philadelphia this September in support of the current Ephemera Exhibit. More information about the exhibit coming soon! 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ephmera Painting Update

Finally, the painting is at a stage worthy of a detail shot. Unfortunately, the gloss of the oil paint did not cooperate with my camera. Regardless, the glow effect in the painting that I am pursuing is coming along.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Progress Shot Part 2 - Refine the Drawing and Begin Adding the Detail

The painting is going through several subtle changes as I continue to study the flowers and it's leaves. One can see the unique evolution, specifically the wing-like thingees, the bleeding heart flowers (the pink flowers) goes though as they blossom.

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A lot of calculation were made to create a properly scaled digital tablet. I am surprised how close to square it is.

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To my good fortune, I have a few bleeding heart flowers growing in my yard. I plucked and studied a stem of leaves and discovered how poorly I interpreted my photo reference. I don't have access to any poppy flowers, but I can tell you that I discovered big differences in leaf type between the different poppy species.