I have this crazy idea to draw one of these busts everyday for at least 2 weeks. This technique I’ve been using has really given way to some pretty crazy characters/creatures. Here’s one I did yesterday…
5x7in. Prismacolor Marker and Graphite on Marker Paper. Finished in Photoshop
I’m trying to slowly move away from using line and just focusing on form. I’ll admit… it’s pretty scary trying something new.
Just a reminder, I’m always down with critiques.
Here is a sketchbook drawing I turned into a presentable piece of art. All I did was scan it in, threw it into Photoshop, adjusted the black and white levels, gaussian blurred it, reduced noise, and used a custom brush to make the background a bit more interesting. This whole process was pretty easy and really worth it since I didn’t want this sketch to look… sketchy haha. I put it in a square frame so that I could easily post it on my instagram feed. I encourage any other artist to try these steps to give any good sketch a boost….. presentation is key!
I’m amazed that this sketch started off with no previous thought. Just start squiggling my pencil around and it started taking shape. Try that too! If your on Instagram, you should follow me @mrangelperez
ive had adobe photoshop for quite some time now. i started off with cs3 and upgraded to cs5 recently. unfortunately i have no hard experience with painting in photoshop. i try to stay away from the digital look and try to keep it looking traditional; this is where the challenge lies. in order to get a natural look you need to experiment with custom brushes. i have yet to find a custom brush that closely represents a natural hair bristle brush anyways, practice makes perfect and here is an honest try. i did this painting in an hour. i feel its good to time yourself so you try to focus on the big shapes and values.
8.5inx11in still-life, photoshop
- 8.5×11 still-life, photoshop