I’m working on a photoshop technique where I add textures to flatted line drawings.
This drawing was done with my new Wacom Bamboo tablet in Manga Studio Debut 4.0. I drew with the ink pen tool in black and then used the brush tool to add various layers of grey. Finally, I dressed it up in the Gimp with the mat and frame.
My wife ordered a Wacom Bamboo tablet for my birthday. I’ve had my eye on a tablet for 6 or so years, but could never justify the cost. Fortunately, the price came down to something close to reasonable for a refurbished.
In case you haven’t heard, Kevin Cornell is a genius. He is funny, imaginative, and talented. As much as I’d like to hate the guy, he is quite likable. This week he has thrown down the gauntlet as it were, by asking for some submissions based on his recently published illustration. Here is my Thrilling Space Adventure!
Keith’s dog never appreciated the work Keith went through to get his hair just right. This illustration was done for Antithesis Art on moleskine using Noodler’s Ink and watercolors.
Ed Busch: President for 2012. The “C” makes all the difference! … Take your time. It will come to you. This was done for fun. Quick and dirty photo edit using the Gimp.
We’re all bums at heart. Some of us just need to bum a little wi-fi.
You know there is nothing quite as fun as a kitten. Unless the kitten has a hook instead of a paw. And a stump tail. And has been in several fights with raccoons. And… I miss you Sid.
My cynicism knows no bounds. This drawing illustrates my general feeling about the 2008 elections. I honestly don’t think the next four years would look much different either way.
“Saturn Devouring His Son” by Francisco Goya is one of the most provocative images ever painted. Hopefully, my version will help you to forget his amazing artwork and think about ice cream.
Cloud series, number 11.
Here is pig, hiding behind a condo. Pig sees horse floating by. Pig pinches his fingers together muttering “I crush your head, horse.”
Cloud series, part 10. With the “Cloud 9″ pun safely behind us, it is time for a lighter image.
What appears to be a fanciful fishing lure has somehow come to life and is pursuing a frog-lobster-love-child wearing an OSHA approved flotation device. Why, you ask? It is one of life’s great mysteries.
Quick sketch of Frankenstein’s monster done for Antithesis Art.
So, in the midst of doing all of these cloud drawings, I ran across Von Glitschka’s post over on Art Backwash about living a creatively curious life. He had a creativity pack with some exercises in it. One of the exercises was one he put together at IllustrationClass.com called What do you see? Above are the results of my stab at it. Quick and fun.
A platypus and a cardinal are working together in a last ditch effort to stop the grey goose from taking the ball to the rim while assorted teammates look on helplessly. Inked on paper. Scanned in black & white. Colored in the Gimp. I’m not entirely satisfied with the end product, but the process was fun and I like the goose. Artistic or no, you should go try this for yourself.
Cloud series, part 9. I’m so glad that I’ve gotten this far in the series. I guess you could say that I’m, uh, on … um, cloud nine. Okay, moving right along!
It is common knowledge that when Frogzilla finally awakens and comes waltzing across the Texas countryside, his first target is going to be a La Quinta.
Clouds. Part seven.
As soon as I saw the vulture and fish I stopped. I probably could have worked a gorilla face or cookie monster into the background, but I liked the simplicity and power of the drawing as is. This could be the national symbol of The Republic of Herringia. I’m quite surprised it isn’t.
Clouds. Part six.
A happier image today. A man sings a song. We’re going to go with the idea that it is a happy song that he enjoys singing. In the far distance, a sphinx is thinking about the meal it will cook and laughing, presumably at the idea of parsnips. There aren’t any vegetables as funny as parsnips.
Okay. Today is part five of the Cloud series. If you don’t know what is going on, go back to my earlier posts and read up. I’m sick of carrying you people.
By now I’m realizing that this exercise is probably more of a window into my mind than is healthy for me or you. However, I’ve already started and cannot quit now. So there’s a person. Is it a man, a woman? Hard to tell, we’re getting mixed signals. The person deffinitely seems to be consuming a hot beverage which for our purposes will be coffee. Meanwhile a great worm is devouring this person. A minor worm perches on the person’s arm, neither devouring the person nor preventing their ingestion. I think the tragedy of this story is in the minor worm’s lack of action. Either eat the guy/gal or save them you morally tepid worm!
Wow. We are already to part four of the Cloud series. [Wherein I photograph clouds, print them out, and draw what I see in them, blah, blah...]
In this amazing look into Karl’s damaged psyche, we see a sea horse floating above the rooftops. Contextually, we have to assume the cow is therefore a sea cow, but what is this other sea creature? A large nosed sea bandicoot? A sea monkey whose owner put the bowl too close to the microwave causing radiation to give him Gamma Ray Powers? The mind boggles.
Part three of a series of cloud drawings.
In this fine drawing, I’ve represented a squid who tries to prevent a whale from catching a baseball. Meanwhile, Jim runs toward them with his balloon. This probably means something.
This is my second in a series of cloud drawings. I’ve printed out photos of clouds taken with my cell phone and then drew right on top of the clouds.
In this picture you will see that some poodle’s grooming can get out of hand. Especially poodles who have been trained to watch the hedgehog. Meanwhile a pig glances over from his mud hole and a marmoset trembles in abject fear of the poodle. Look. If you don’t like the way I’m calling it, write your own synopsis.
I was riding in the van the other day looking out the window at huge billowy clouds. I saw all kinds of great figures and whatnot in them. Then it hit me: I should be taking pictures of these clouds, printing them out, and drawing the whatnot! If only I had remembered that my phone is also a camera. Instead it hit me the next day when the clouds weren’t quite as awesome. I still took some photos and WOW is my phone’s camera awful. It didn’t matter though.
Last night I printed them out and started drawing. I’ll be posting the results over the next few days.
Ve’re goingk on a treep in our faworite rocket sheep!
Private Wendy is ready for the trenches. Ronald McDonald doesn’t stand a chance, although he does have the largest Fast Food Posse. Only Jack in the Box may stand in the way of Wendy as most of her weapons involve blunt force trauma to the head.
Nothing bothers me so much as when I believe I have been incredibly clever and no one else notices. In that theme, please enjoy my joke with me: [more...]
Anthropomorphic Kitchen Appliances… I wish I could claim that mouthful, but it was Richard’s idea. This is my completed version of my earlier sketch post.
Isabelle made a portrait of me from the side with my hand on my cheek.
Richard has been rocking out the drawings the last few days. Here is my current drawing, sans the color it will some day be graced with.
Before the baby was born, I decided to do a bunch of art so that my site would not grow stale while I was in No Sleep Til Brooklyn mode. Unfortunately, I used up all of that work before the blessed event. So, here is more artwork done for www.AntithesisArt.com and rehashed here for your enjoyment. ALSO: Please note that The Replacement Komics is now using a CSS and DIV based layout instead of using tables. That makes it cool or something. ALSO: I’ve discontinued the “comments” functionality until I have time to code a more secure implementation of it. The only folks who were using it seemed to be promoting prescription drugs for male issues.
This version of Charlie Brown was also too disturbing.
A while back I did some Charlie Brown drawings for Antithesis Art. This one was a little too disturbing and didn’t make the cut.
Sketch done for an Antithesis Art entry. The finished work was mostly done in GIMP.
I would like to encourage all of you to keep on pluckin’.
Ink on paper.
Colored pencil on paper.
Crayon on Paper.
Pencil on Paper.
Guess what I found whilst cleaning out the garage in prepration for our home going on the market… Give up?! I know I do!
From 1996 – Four color process monotype.
Pen and Ink on Paper. California VS. Alaska is a comic about the benefits of California.
Ink on paper.
Mixed Media done for a class my wife was teaching.
I’ve been looking at the blog of a guy from my church named Rich. It is called Table 38. Someone from our church showed it to my wife, and then she showed it to me. Rich is in the same place in life that I am. He’s got kids, a computer job, and life coming from him at all angles. And he is an artist. An artist without time to do art. [more]
Originally Mick was a Narwhal playing a Ukulele, but then he became a Ukulele playing a Narwhal because of Sanijan.
Pen and ink on notecard. Edited in the GIMP.
ILP is kind of like IPA, but not as bitter. PLUS: SCREAMING PATRIOT. Pen and ink on notecard. Edited in the GIMP.
Pen and ink on notecard. Edited in the GIMP.