Friday, April 28, 2017

Just through the April Door.

We'll see if all my color dabbling/learning makes it into this piece.
The dabbling and math for complements helped a bit.
Sped me up.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

dabbing digital complementary color

I do the painting with a mouse since it's almost therapy level art making. Basket weaving with photoshop.
I did 3 versions of this on my tumblr.
More workpath art. Tumblr link

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Because I posted it elsewhere

The Montag family review of Batman V Superman. Procrastinating now by doing something I ought to have done months ago. Slap dash execution using Ellis' make work path trick from a messy ink job.
I should be learning the software used in a job I start next week, but I didn't get where I am today by impressing my bosses with my preparation.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

add or subtract 180 on hue for perfect complement.

add or take away 180. This is the link where I learned the cool tip

felt a much greater comfort picking colors doing this doodle enhancement.
It would be nice to time travel back to the early 60s with photoshop.
some great skin tones from Loni Anderson.
this approach of sampling a color and getting its exact complement, then staying in that exact color wheel degree setting for other color picks, works pretty well.
matte painting type of work using discrete color picks
Trying to make the gold work it became unnatural. If I had good color picks in the room for gold maybe I could pull it off.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

New obsession-Digital oil look

The next enworld assignment is going to look like this sort of faux oil.
I need to do some old sketches like this. Paint into them, do them quick with set value palettes, enforce the Reilly idea of preparation for quick work.
another off a very loose sketch. And I realized, after doing this, what I'm after is an oil look straight out of loose doodles.
Everyone always says "I like your doodles."
That's it. I've graduated to doodles only, hereafter.

Taking an inked doodle, selecting the black with channels, making the selection a path, filling the path to get a clean vector shape type  of look. And then messing it up.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Ehhh, what's up MODOK?

More March MODOK Madness, more using Illustrator for line work.
You'd think characters so ingrained onto one's psyche could be drawn without a lot of reference. You'd be wrong.
How do you edit an Illustrator file once you apply a clipping mask to it?

Slightly more Fuddy Fudd in the sketch on typing paper than on the finished.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

selection tool-lots of layers

I'll finish this tomorrow.
I wanted to work real clean because it will be a PNG with transparent bkgd.
Using my pen tool action to draw with.
the rough
color png

Sunday, March 26, 2017

MODOK Meshugas

I finally made the time to do a little bit made-up projects. Here is my attempt at March MODOK Madness. I'll show the process just to feed my ego:


Inking using Illustrator with a wholly inadequate, ancient, Wacom Bamboo
And what I sent to March MODOK Madness

It's funny because MODOK doesn't have a lap. I have the sinking feeling I am the only one who thinks this is humorous.

On another note, once again, I have been laid off. Looking for work, I become Einstein's definition of insanity.