Saturday, January 14, 2012

Morey Goblinsky

It's been a while since I posted any of my actual art here on my blog. That's because my 2011 Xmas card took a lot out of me. Those cards always do. I work on them so intently and for so long that when they're finally finished I can't even look at my drawing table for a few weeks.

But yesterday I decided it was time to get back into the illustration habit, and I came up with this. This is actually something of an experiment for me. I normally spend a lot of time fussing over my line work, so this was my attempt at being looser and more spontaneous.

I picked a painterly Photoshop brush and just started slapping colors down. No real plan, and if you can see the brush strokes, so much the better. I did it fairly quickly; I think it took three or four hours.

It wasn't a totally successful experiment. It's still not as free and spontaneous as I'd like, but it's a step in the right direction. I don't know if I'll pursue this style any farther, but it was fun to try it.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

3 comments:

  1. It might have even a looser, rougher/raw feel to it if you used Corel Painter program instead of Photoshop. The program is superior in its ease of access and brush/tool options. You can even do watercolors ! Check out some high-res examples here: http://www.megapix.com/?eg=2H334RAEP

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  2. Yeah, I've heard lots of praise for Corel Painter, but new software's not in the cards until I can find a new job.

    Nice work, BTW.

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  3. Thanx. The title to this one makes this piece so worthwhile. Anything with Morey added to it, actually !

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