Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Robot Petrushka

The art teachers in the Alvin ISD High Schools got together and had a secret Santa exchange this year, with everyone picking a theme ahead of time. I got Meghan Anderson and her theme was Robots (very cool!) I have always wanted to do a petrushka doll set and this seemed like the perfect opportunity, so after doing a few little thumbnails in my sketchbook I primed and painted the wooden dolls with that chrome spray paint. Then I painted on the details with a Pitt Brush pen and then sealed it with Crystal Clear. Now I want to make some more!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Here is this years card, and as a first I'm also going to include the process by popular request. First I did a little blue pencil sketch about 3 inches tall, then did a tighter graphite pencil over the top. Scanned that in and enlarged to 8"x10" and tweaked it a little. Printed that out and then inked on hot press Bristol Board and Pitt Pens. Scanned that in and then did all the color in Photoshop (you'll notice that I even changed a few things on the inked art in Photoshop even at that stage). I'm really in to trying to simulate a watercolor look these days, although I still like to do the real thing.