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Sunset Bay Process

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 ... 

A Bloggers Act of Contrition

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.... 

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... 

Shapes that inspire More

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... 

Steampunk Chopper

April 14th, 2013

To be uploaded. 

Birthdays, Babies, and Business

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 ... 

Fine Art Texture Collection 1

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,... 

Fun Friday Post

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.  

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... 

Recent works

January 2nd, 2013

Some works I'm selling on eBay  

Where Imagination Roams

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... 

A New Sci-fi Project

November 27th, 2012

We'll see where this goes.  

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.  

Creative Content

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... 

Free Textures

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.  

Landscape painting

October 22nd, 2012

a page from my sketchbook.  

Custom Digital Brushes

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, ... 

Coming up with Fresh Ideas

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... 

Working out the Perspective

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.  

Why Sketch Everyday

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 ... 

Battle Shield Designs

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... 

Final Mech Designs

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?  

A Mech Design Process

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.  

Help for the Figure

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 ... 

New Blog Direction

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... 

New External Hard Drive

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... 

New and Improved Video

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. =)  

Okay first blog post, I'll keep it short. This is a quick breakdown of the following artwork. Enjoy!