Saturday, July 28, 2007

week 18

alright one last painting for the month of july! again using photoshop. got a set of brushes from an Imagine FX magazine tutorial. it was a set of like 10 brushes that some fancy artist uses. i had a good time using these. i finally can get better textures in my skin. if you look real close the brush patterns are all spotty (in a good way i guess). all done with a custom brush. next to the lens flare, custom brushes are the best feature ever! ha! but yeah just having some fun with this. tried to keep it loose.
i didn't get around to painting this girl's tats. she had quite a few. oh and apparently, her and her boyfriend are saving themselves/waiting till marriage... if you know what i mean? it was hilarious to see everyones shock and amazement when she mentioned that. even the old guys in the class had a laugh.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

week 17

whoa where have i been? after being super busy i finally got around to going back to my workshop class. and as i said in the last post i moved on from alias sketchbook pro to photoshop. the workflow is way different. sketchbook is built around its ease of use on a tablet pc. photoshop is meant to be used in conjunction with a keyboard. and damn the added amount of options and brushes and whatnot isn't always a good thing. i think i waste more time trying out stuff than actually painting. but man you can get some cool stuff out of photoshop.
as far as the painting goes... well i was definitely trying things out. experimenting. having some fun. got this cool model who was down for a standing pose (which is always good). she even had this cool little outfit that made her look like some jazz cabaret dancer. she kept moving so i just went with my initial pose and faked it a bit. tried using a few custom brushes i picked up in the past (big ups to nivbed's brushes). but yeah just having a laugh. gotta get more practice in with photoshop though. peace out for now.