Thursday, November 20, 2014

Playing with Digital Textures

What I miss most about painting digitally is the rich, textured look of oils. So I've tried for years to achieve that look in Photoshop and Painter with all the various brushes, filters and settings they have. Finally, I stumbled upon the brushes with the little drip icon on top of it (oil, pastel, airbrush, etc). It's not quite just like painting in oils yet. But with practice, hopefully, I may never miss oils again. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dolphin test sketches

My first color sketches for my current children's book project which is all about saving dolphins.  These were done, by the way, over a year ago (yes, it took that long to get the project rolling). Well worth the wait though. The story, when I read it, actually made me cry. Am very happy to be putting my skills to use for a good cause and a really good book!!