Monday, November 20, 2006


I was just playing around with an idea for a new technique for me, where I layer a bunch of old photographs and then using layer masks slowly reveal different parts of the illustration until it's a complete image.

 After layering a bunch of photos and adding a mask to each layer, I start erasing the layers one at a time.

I just continue this process as the image slowly reveals itself.

I wonder if subconsciously, even though the main forms of the pictures have been layered and obscured, if we still react to them back in the recesses of ourselves.

As the layers increase, so does the weight coalescing around the little nameless fellow.

As the forms in the image become more concrete, the photos they are made up of become more muddled and textured.

Painting in the mask for a more bluish photo adds some depth and atmosphere.

Computer graphics are so yin and yang. On one hand, they can easily dictate to the artist what the art will look like. On the other hand the possiblities for experimentation are endless, if you're willing to push the computer around, and let the spirit of your art be driven by you, not the box.


Sunday, November 12, 2006

Wuv, Twoo Wuv

This illustration is more about Fay than it is about the King. I think. Well, it’s about something, I’m pretty sure of that.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

The latest DrawerGeeks assignment was to take a drawing done by a child, and then so an illustration based on that drawing. So I picked this drawing by my five year old daughter:

I decided I wanted to do the illustration so that it looked like painted clay, while following the spirit of her drawing as closely as possible. So here’s what it looks like:

I posted a step by step on if'n you wanna take a looksee.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Caleb's Creatures

Here's a couple'a monsters my boy Caleb drew.

& Drac

And then my "versions" for Drawergeeks;