Friday, September 24, 2010

Digital Painting into the Space Age!

     Here's a little bite of what I've been up to for the past couple of weeks. I painted this, but the brilliant line art was created by Sam Nielsen. I LOVE painting on my computer! It's great! I can just sit down and start painting. There's no prep, no messy cleanup, and I can save as many versions of my work as I like. Handy, yes? I painted this guy in Corel Painter, which I highly recommend to anyone looking into painting via the digital medium. Photoshop is great, and has all kinds of great tricks and techniques to make awesome stuff, but Painter is so much easier to use. I've been thinking about creating a real website one of these days, to show that I can pretend to be all professional, but I know more about aliens than I do about web-hosting. Maybe I should ask the aliens for help.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The dorkfish returns!

He's not much for the social scene, but his choir vowels are impeccable. I painted this in Corel Painter in about 2 1/2 hours for a friend who conducts an open enrollment choir here at BYU. He wanted an image to show his students to encourage proper resonance and vowel formation. Hence, buck-toothed, fish-lipped, bunny-eared dorkfish here.
I would also like to make note that I was paid in taco bell for this drawing. Seriously people: will paint for food!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Look! An obvious distraction!

We all know that I'm just throwing these out to keep you entertained while I try to pretend I'm a real artist. The top one is a line scribble for a college class and the colorful one is my winning crayon coloring entry for the BYU Illustrators' Association opening social. I ONLY COLORED IT! The actual art was done by someone cooler than me, but I won first prize out of fourteen or fifteen entries. It was a childrens' book illustrated by Bob Barrett! I love it!