Tuesday, April 19, 2011

~Dodge & Burn~ Photoshop CS4

Worked on my shading techniques this morning. I am not formally trained in fine art, being a cartoonist I am not very good at making my girls look real. Though, I am happy with being a cartoonist, I do admire artists that can do much more. This girl is inspired by a Gritty Jane painting. I used the dodge and burn technique in the hair and above the eyes and under the chin. It's so much fun realizing what you can do in Photoshop.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Princess - Photoshop CS4

Trying something different... lol I'd like to work on a portfolio for children's art. It is a dream of my to illustrate for children's books. So, I have to start somewhere. Let the journey begin!

My lines are a mess here. I need to work on my outline technique. I am sure there is a simpler way to do this. Maybe break them up into layers. Oh well. She is cute, regardless.

More Practice - Photoshop CS4

All I want to do is play in Photoshop. This is another very quick painting. I have been a bad girl. I have not tried any new techniques. Just learning to draw my lines well on the computer is hard enough. Oh well.

I love Carla Girards whimsical flowers. Here I added a manipulated version of her flowers to one of my angel paintings.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

DIGI Art - Painting in Photoshop CS4

I am officially addicted to drawing in Photoshop. It can be dangerous because it appeals to my obsessive side. It is just as satisfying as painting, but without the mess. Woohoo!
The best part....the eraser tool! You can't do that with paint and a canvas. These are about as primitive as you can get, but I look forward to learning everything I can.

Drawing in Photoshop CS4

Drew my first painting in Photoshop. It was so much fun. I used a previous painting of mine, traced the outline with my Wacom Board pencil, then deleted the image, tweaked the lines and painted with the brush and bucket tools. Not bad for my first try. It took me about an hour from start to finish. I could probably do it all day.... This is so addicting!