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.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
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 #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
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
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.)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sketch no. 19
Sketch no. 19. Another super simple one. She kinda looks like Velma from the Scooby cartoons but she's actually a girl I saw in $bux. #Inktober #Tintubre
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mouse Is Still Hungry
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
More Inktober Sketches
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Recently finished sketch
Monday, October 13, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
More inktober sketches (no.'s 8 and 9)
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Mouse Wakes Up ~ Ratón Despierte.
Sketch no. 3. Mouse wakes up ~ ratón despierte. Plus rough for next panel. Not sure about shading with pen. May redo this one... #Inktober #Tintubre
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
My first of, hopefully, many sketches for Inkober/Tintubre. Ideally I would draw one every day, but last night I found myself totally stressing out over which side project to spend more time on: that graphic novel I keep saying I'll write one day, that children's book I likewise keep saying I'll write and illustrate one day, those sketches and illustrations I want to add to my portfolio, those sketches I want to do just for the heck of it, a few other bright ideas I have as well as this, Inktober/Tintubre. Just because.
And it's good practice.
Okay, off to do some real work. And to make some soup and bread. (I love cold, rainy Sundays like this! So long as I'm inside where it's cozy. ☕️)
Friday, October 3, 2014
New photo prints
Most people who know me know how much I love photography. It began as a way to have my own collection of reference material but, when digital came along, it developed into a love of photography as an art form. Recently, I opened a print shop on Society6 featuring my very favorite images. Please take a look! :)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
New Etsy Shop Section
I recently opened a new section in my Etsy shop for my original illustrations. So far I've listed seventeen works from my Remember the Ladies series :)
Most of these, of course, are also available as prints in my Society6 shop
Another new listing in my watercolor/gouache section -
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Two recently finished digital paintings started about a year ago but, with my work schedule, not finished til last week.
I was also able to take some time, last week, to do some computer file cleaning.
Some stuff I hadn't lain eyes on in four, five years. With the buffer of time and all the work I've done in between (not that I'm where I want to be, ability wise, yet. There's still so much room to improve.) I could clearly see how much my first digital pieces, my paintings and character designs
really, really sucked. Oh my god....
So glad I didn't give up.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
From my Ladies series:
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Some old animation
Working on an animated emoji project which, since most of the creative decisions are in my control, I'm having a lot of fun with. So, since I can't share any of that yet, I thought I'd share some old stuff -
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Lunch with awesomeness
Meant to post this several weeks ago (time is whizzing by just way too fast!!!). My friends and I were so excited to meet Dolores Avendaño, the amazing illustrator of the Spanish language edition of Harry Potter!!!
Jesica Cichero - http://swingingcreature.blogspot.com.ar/
Andrea Toledo - http://andi-caricaturas.blogspot.com.ar
Monday, June 9, 2014
A few exhibition photos -
Lost of great people, friends and family came to view the show. Local radio personality Melissa Sansotta gave a speech and performed some of her poetry. We met lots of artists we did not know before including a couple of veteran newspaper cartoonists. and the director of a museum here who talked to us about possibly bringing our exhibition over to his museum in a year or two. Maybe too much free wine? I hope not..
Jesica Cichero - - http://swingingcreature.blogspot.com.ar/
Andrea Toledo - http://andi-caricaturas.blogspot.com.ar
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