Sunday, November 29, 2009

Here is my latest project. I am thinking it will soon be the back of my business card as well as the photo for my about me section in my upcoming website. I am very proud of this one because it is 100% digitally painted (my first). If you can't tell it is a self portrait of myself. All in all about 6 hours of fun work, done completely in Photoshop. Any suggestions?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dr. Robert's Brain

I had a lot of fun with this project. I was in a bit of a creative slump and suddenly decided to go with the first thing that popped in my head... which just so happened to be a brain in a jar. The name Dr. Robert comes from the Beatles song called Dr.Robert. I feel like I am finally breaking free from Photo Manipulation and on the verge of Illustration/Art. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Project

Here is a new project that I am working on. I think I may have over did it with the gradient map and the grain back ground but I am still thinking about it. I think I will call this one "polluted mind".

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Here is a Portrait I did of Jack Black for my illustration class. It is acrylic on illustration board 9 x 12.

Monday, November 9, 2009

So here's another fun Project I did in photoshop...

I am fairly confident in my Photoshop skills now, that I think it is time to take it a step further. Instead of random cool images I now plan on composing some conceptual ideas i.e using a phrase like "a million tears" and making an illustration out of it.
For all those that are curious as to what kind of treatment I did to these photos... well, to get it looking awesome like this I had to implore a few new techniques. The rider had a very harsh lighting so I had to make the ant match, I simply grabbed my Wacom tablet and went to town with 3 px hard brush with pressure sensitivity and the opacity set to about 10%. then after a few tweaks with the tranform tool and adding a shadow for the rider I added my new favorite adjustment layer... The Gradient Map. I like it because it is refreshing to me. it adds more colors than the average "real" colors and makes the image come together as a whole. Plus it hides a lot of color matching problems saving you loads of time.