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. 



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cute and cuddly


Finished this last night. My agency will use this, among several others of my pieces, to show to a publisher today. So, please, everyone, cross your fingers for me!!! 

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!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sketch 25


Sketch 25 #Inktober #Tintubre, panel 6 Mouse Story. Mouse looks around but instead of abundance of nuts, fruit, worms, etc. he sees giant wheel of cheese surrounded by gourmet crackers across the street. (I left the store signs and labels unlinked because I want to fill them in, later, in Photoshop in both English and Spanish. Also, not quite sure yet what those signs will say.)  

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sketch 24


#Inktober #Tintubre Sketch 24, an older sketch newly inked because am short on time these days. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sketch 22

Falling a little bit behind. Sketch no. 22 ‪#‎Inktober‬ ‪#‎Tintubre‬ Mouse asking bird neighbors if any of them has a nice bit of blue veined cheese or a well aged cheddar along with some seasoned crackers--maybe with a bit of rosemary or sea salt, for breakfast that they would like to trade. Cheddar? Sea salt? If he's hungry there's a colony of fat grubs nearby. And some worms just down there....(Text still in process.)