Saturday, October 8, 2011

Cody sleeping

My dog sleeping on his bed, pictured from behind/above. Sleeping ten-year-old dogs don't move around too much, so I used him to start playing around with pure digital paint. Though if you can't tell where the head is, I'm sorry.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Native American crossed with Buddhist Monk.

Why? I don't know.

Death and the Lamplighter - first pass

Here's an unedited scan of a recent (non-digital) painting. Since I've been working on the edited version, this one looks rather sad and grey. But I'm sure I'll overwork the edited one in the end, so I should appreciate this simplicity a bit more....

What a mess.

Do I remember how to do this? ...No, not really, no.

A very melancholy man from a story. I decided to use this as my own re-introduction to digital things, and went crazy. [aka, made a mess.] It... well... it's going to take me awhile to get used to. I got excited about using my new tablet and then realized I like the sketch better. Oh well. Here's the (much better) original:

AHA! Scanner. And other things.

A scanner is a wonderful thing. As is a wacom tablet. I now have both, and they seem to have excitedly shaken awake the lazy illustrator-on-hiatus that I've been for the past two years. What can capture this feeling? Uh, I think it has to be Toy Story 3's enthusiastic, "NEW TOYS!"

Oh, and I made a light box. I haven't used it, mostly because it is sitting in pieces in my garage. But hey, it's better than the improvised lightbox that consisted of a piece of glass from a table top balanced precariously on different-sized small boxes with a naked lamp underneath. Progress, progress....