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March 27th, 2014
Been working on an ebook about how I use texture in my paintings and photographs, so I'm remembering to paint on more layers rather than one or two and flattening them. When I was first learning Photoshop, I used a lot of layers and I saved the psd ...
August 18th, 2013
I feel like saying the bloggers act of contrition...Bless me readers for I have lapsed. It's been about a month since my last blog. Been doing a lot of networking on social avenues, and re-connecting with some old groups and friends from ebay....
July 20th, 2013
Here is my latest newsletter that include links to hi-res textures for you to download free. Did you know that 99% of the free textures I offer in my newsletter are exclusive to my email list. Want access to future listings? be sure to hit the link t...
May 6th, 2013
I and another designer/illustrator have watched the amazing Scott Robinson video where he uses Mac's Photo Booth to take snap shots of various items using the mirror filter to come up with interesting alien faces. I had told this other designer I use...
April 14th, 2013
To be uploaded.
February 28th, 2013
It has been wonderful, fun, nerve-racking, wonderful again, etc. the last week and a half. Since the last post, there has been sibling and friend's birthdays, a birth making me a great aunt for the first time =), and working out glitches in the set ...
February 12th, 2013
Firstly, I've been blown away by your praise of my textures. I want to say thanks to all those who have participated in my survey and you are truly welcome for the free textures. I can't wait to see how you apply them to your own work. Secondly,...
February 1st, 2013
One from the sketchbook, that I never got around to developing further but I still enjoy looking at these two just the way they are.
January 20th, 2013
I was working on painting some more textures and making custom brushes in Photoshop when I found myself thinking of the wild wild west and how I could make this into a Wanted poster, but decided I better get to working on my marketing. But then I rea...
January 2nd, 2013
Some works I'm selling on eBay
December 9th, 2012
My painter essential brushes began working again, have no idea why, and it is intermittent so while I had the use of them I decided to just get some easy paint texture and backgrounds down. Did five or six before the program crashed again. I didn't h...
November 27th, 2012
We'll see where this goes.
November 13th, 2012
Be sure you watch this in HD, it will be much clearer to see. Change by clicking on cog wheel (setting link) and choose 720HD.
November 7th, 2012
In this snippet of a tutorial I'll show you how to go about developing a truly unique painting from your mind. I use Photoshop CS4 but any program that allows you to use layers will work. No computer? No worries, this method works with markers, pens...
October 24th, 2012
Hello texture enthusiasts! I am offering 5 free fine art textures HERE. Hope you find these useful. No attributes needed. Feedback most welcomed. Share, Tweet, FB the link.
October 22nd, 2012
a page from my sketchbook.
October 3rd, 2012
I've spent the last year experimenting with making my own texture brushes in photoshop. I hated all of them because they didn't do the job. And besides if I really wanted brush texture I could paint my piece in my Painter Essentials 4 program. Then, ...
September 19th, 2012
Ah, well, I took some time trying to decide what to pull from the old sketchbook…so many possibilities, most dealing with thumbnails, silhouettes, clouds, rock…and on and on. I've settled on posting a couple of my land/cityscape thumbnails. I get...
September 12th, 2012
Working on a few personal pieces that involve perspective. This one will be a birthday gift for my youngest nephew. He is a big sci-fi and fantasy fan.
September 6th, 2012
Some people ask why I still sketch everyday. After all I've long graduated with my BFA. I am semi-retired, why do it? Yes picking up a pencil or stylus in most cases these days is like riding a bike, the muscle-memory is there at a moments notice if ...
August 28th, 2012
Would you go into battle with one of these? I had a lot of fun coming up with completely different designs for a battle shield. Can you imagine a Viking dressed up in Steampunk fashion his shield crest clockwork gears? How about Pirates who I don't t...
August 23rd, 2012
Well, here is the full version of where this silhouette started and ended. If I were to develop one I would choose 8 or 14. Which would you choose?
August 18th, 2012
Well, its time to do some traditional Mech designing. Helps me think outside the box and get some practice in line work within the painted silhouettes.
August 17th, 2012
The Facebook group Team Awesome is dedicated to WIPs and Critiques. This is a cool concept figure that I took and did a quick draw over that showed some of the character flaws. Grant it, my figure is still off but it is enough for Luka to progress ...
August 14th, 2012
Awhile back there was a thread where someone asked the FAA members if they did art on a daily basis. The answers varied, yes, no, and at least art related. I began wondering what some of the artist's sketchbooks might look like. Mine is now a digital...
January 6th, 2012
It is a new year and I've started a new painting. I am a lover of texture in artwork even when it is digital. I was cropping some photos yesterday and found this one photo texture I had taken of some paint on the street, pretty soon I had dropped cro...
September 15th, 2011
Whoo-hoo, my 500 gig Western Digital arrived and I've been busy cleaning off my system, backing up. What a relief. My computer is getting older and I was afraid it was going to crash before I could get artwork backed up somewhere. I'm going to have t...
September 3rd, 2011
Okay, after some input I have made a longer version of the breakdown video THUNDER IN THE DISTANCE. Feel free to leave comments here. =)
August 31st, 2011
Okay first blog post, I'll keep it short. This is a quick breakdown of the following artwork. Enjoy!