Sunday, December 16, 2012


Remembering that valentines day we ditched work to play in the snow. Wish it was snowing today.

Monday, May 28, 2012

So I made a Photoshop filter last night...

So I made this Soft Pencil Rendering Filter in Filter Forge last night.  I started playing around with compositing it into photoshop, and I ended up with this: 

Sometimes it's just fun to screw around in Photoshop.  The ink drops are from a while ago, I've been using the left overs from a series Meg and I shot for fun.  I've got to say isolating semi translucent objects is a pain.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Erodible Tips in CS6

I really like the new erodible tips in PS CS6.  Drawing directly in the computer hadn't been something I'd particularly enjoyed, I never really liked drawing in Photoshop, Painter, or Manga Studio. Sketchbook pro was ok, but the brushes were very limited. I know some people who thrive on drawing in the computer - for me, this might be the game changer.

I doodled this in less than a half hour. This isn't a great drawing by any stretch of the imagination, but I think the technique looks somewhere between charcoal and ink wash, without needing elaborate custom brushes. 


I just woke up when I drew this - so hands and feet were out of the question. I don't draw feet before I've had my morning coffee. I think this monkey needs his morning coffee too...

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Damnit, I was sick yesterday. I wanted to work on a more substantial illustration this weekend for IF but it just wasn't possible. I hate wasting weekend days being sick.

So, feeling a little better today, I decided to play around with some color pallets and textures I'd made /acquired.  No stress,  just playing around. I made the geometric head thing first, didn't like it so much - so I made the girl.

Rockin' out on headphones

Geometric Head Study

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Return Fire

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For Illustration Friday: return.  I started by writing a list of phrases that dealt with return/reciprocation last night.  This image just got stuck in my head.


One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Mad Doctor Swampmonster

This is my entry for this week's illustration friday- i haven't done one of these in a while. I was going to do something with alligators...but I kept sketching swamp monsters.  So here you have it - my entry for swamp.