05 Apr 2012 Leave a comment
03 Apr 2012 Leave a comment
Sample #4 – Suddenly_Spring_brushes_by_gvalkyrie…again, found at FreeBrushes.net. I love the background in this one, especially the light/pollen effect.
02 Apr 2012 2 Comments
Sample #3 – Paisley Doodles by Mel. I believe I found this set on FreeBrushes.net, too, but you can check out her site over at Mel’s Brushes. Not only does she have brush presets, she also has a bunch of digital scrapbooking material, decoupage images and clip art.
31 Mar 2012 Leave a comment
Here’s the next sample! Fog__feathers_and_smoke_by_arrsistable also found at FreeBrushes.net
30 Mar 2012 3 Comments
Hello everyone! I spent a few hours playing around in Photoshop last night. I got myself a few new brush sets and colour pallets. I haven’t really done any work with the pallets yet, but I had a chance to experiment with the new brushes. I made a few test pictures using the various brush sets and I figured I’d post them up here over the next couple of days.
Hope you enjoy the samples!
This first set was Galaxies_bySunira. I found this preset on FreeBrushes.net.
22 Mar 2012 Leave a comment
I spent some time yesterday working on the Red King. I wanted to paint it using watercolour, but I ended up using Photoshop instead. I get really nervous about painting works that I’m especially proud of. You can’t un-paint something, and I get anxious that I’ll screw up and ruin my original. Because of my anxiety, I rarely follow through with painting and that’s kinda sad. 😦
Like I said, however, I REALLY wanted to colour this image using watercolour. So I decided to be proactive and learn how to make watercolour effects using Photoshop. I found a great tutorial on how to set up textured paper/brushes, etc. Check it out if you’re interested.
I haven’t finished the colouring yet, but I’m pleased with the way it’s turning out. Enjoy the sneak peek!
19 Mar 2012 2 Comments
I decided to photograph the various stages of creating today’s Skinner Co .
If you’d like to see the whole comic, head over to flashpulp.com
I work with five layers in adobe photoshop.
- The bottom layer is a white background.
- The second layer is the text box where I write the memo.
- Layer three is the the line that separates the comic from the text box and the website/copyright info.
- The fourth layer is the colour, but only work on this layer when the last layer is done.
- The top layer is the rough sketch/ink layer. I draw the concept of the comic, then fix up the lines as I go.