Saturday, October 31, 2009

I have been trying out a lot of online tutorials lately. I believe they are helping me out tremendously. I know a lot of the content they describe I have just never seen a practical application for a lot of the tools. This one uses a lot of gradient maps and custom brushes.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A fun typography project... I can picture it on a t-shirt.

Today was extra productive... woo hoo

I am trying like mad to perfect my photo-manipulation skills. It is something that I really enjoy doing. I have to say that when I enjoy the projects that I set for myself I am extremely productive. In the past twenty four hours I have done three mini projects, two of which I will post. This one in particular was a little bit of a challenge when it came to color matching. I finally had to desaturate the whole thing and recolor it myself. I think it turned out phenomenally. It still makes me laugh.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fly II

Here is the update of my fly design I added color highlights and was playing around with different backgrounds. I think it is turning out rather nicely. About 30 min in Photoshop.

My Future Homepage

This is still a work in progress but I decided to show it anyways. I have always been attracted to the design elements of Adult Swim and they frequently manipulate photos to include their logos. This is my take of their concept and I think it is going quite well. Done in Photoshop about an hour of total design time thus far.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Animation Practice

Here is a character I am playing around with in Flash. His name is Brig. I am using him as a guinea pig for brushing up on my Flash skills. I haven't touched the program since CS2. Just some simple movements nothing special.

A fly...

Here is a personal Project I am working on it is done completely in Photoshop CS4. All in all it took about 4 and a half hours and about 75 layers to get to this point. Since It is almost completely desaturated I am adding color highlights to the chrome to give it a more realistic feel. I created it entirely from chrome car parts warped and skewed to the shapes I needed. The eyes are tail lights the abdomen is a motorcycle headlight etc. It is a fun project that I intend on using for my business card.

Welcome to my blog!

First off, I am new to this. I am a father and have a busy life so my updates may have a little distance between them. I look forward and am open minded to all critiques so lay it on me (I have thick skin so be honest). I plan on sharing with all my viewers a glimpse into the artistic archives of the talented Mr. Dwayne Bruce. So sit back and enjoy a cornucopia of visual stimuli.