Don’t know if this really counts as a self portrait or not. But here it is.
The kid is happy that he has a phone that can send text messages. Welcome to this modern day and age kid.
I got to hang out these past two weekends with the fabulous painter Valerie Fowler. She was a willing subject for a portrait yesterday as the West Studio Tour came to a close.
Playing with the app Zenbrush. Just started noodling around until a face appeared.
Getting sort of lazy. Not really just had some meetings get in the way of sketching. This is a doodle using an app called, Eastern Painting. Sort of a Sumi style paint program. Did this on my iPhone and the resolution is lousy...
I keep going back this photo reference of Mason and trying to make something good out it. Missed again. Oh well.
A simple head. Drawn in SketchTime on my iPhone. I made a slight revision to the version on the right. But it sure feels different.
A quick sketch of Mason after finishing his first regatta (which he loved). He is now about 3 inches taller than me, yikes!
Quick sketch of Gloria while we sit and talk about our day with each other. Ok, it’s sort of a scary portrait but she is pretty tired.
My nephew Alex holding his cat Sol. I drew this from a photo I took of them. Used Procreate and my Sensu Brush.
Yikes it has been busy and I have not been keeping up with the daily painting. Is it the end? Hmmmm.
Just so you don’t have to ask, it’s not me.
Here is another portrait using the import feature that I used yesterday. This time using a photo that Masons buddy Abe took.
I was having fun with a feature in the app Procreate that allows you to import a photo and then smudge those pixels around. It resulted in turning our neighbor and friend Brian Beattie into a a multi-armed Demon.
In doing some research on an up coming blog post over at sensubrush I realized that you can import an image into Procreate and have it be converted into live pixels (not sure if that is the correct term for this). Basically, you can start working the colors not as reference but as paint. So I thought I would try one attempt with Ed since the portrait was fresh in my mind. I brought the photo into Procreate and ‘smudged’ it around creating a loose pastel like image. I then imported that into ArtRage where yesterdays painting was and layered it in. Adjusted opacity and worked over the top of both images a bit. And while the end result it is less painting and more photograph, I like how it turned out and the process has a lot of potential.
My friends (rightly so) commented that they just weren’t feeling ‘Ed’ in the yesterdays portrait. So they sent me another photo to work from and it sounds like his spirit is showing through in this one. I have to admit making a portrait that is meant to be part of a memorial adds a bit of pressure.
My buddy Brett asked if I would do a painting of a friend who passed away last year.
A few years back I gave a graphic novel to Mason called, Rocketo, by Frank Espinosa. The drawings are wonderful… above is a lame sketch (by comparison) of the main character. You may have noticed I updated my website as well. Let me know what you think. I see a few things to adjust still, but the motivation was to make it ‘responsive’ so that it detects and adjusts to the myriad mobile devices out there in the world.
Not sure what I think of this app. As you draw it starts fill in (shading) in relation to other marks made. Kind of cool, the interface is not quite clear to me.
Little sleeping Gloria nestled in pillowland.
Here are a couple of portraits from what turned out to be a fun afternoon and evening of hanging out, talking about sketching, building and drinking beer.
Doing little faces in Adobe Ideas.
Beard guy. Using Sketchbook Ink and my Sensu brush.
I cut up and sautéed a bunch of peppers to go with dinner. I had no idea what kind they were. I can say now that they were of the ‘hot’ variety. I made the mistake of putting a finger in my nose… burning…
Our fine boy Mason would like to do everything clad only in his boxers. Here, he is shown practicing on his cello.
I don’t really know what this is.
A portrait of a friends kids, it is a surprise for their dad so, shhhhhh….
Gloria is back from her trip and I found her sound asleep in the darkness of our bedroom. I thought I would try doing a painting in the dark of her.
Actually, this should be titled, ‘Mason at the Doctor’s office thinking about the Dark Knight Rises, non-stop…’ His rash is now under control.
A mad face, done quickly in the app Paper with my Sensu.
Playing around with the new app, Sketchbook Ink. Another app that is focused on sketching and foregoes the additional stuff like layers, effects, etc. I’m sure they will keep improving it, autodesk makes great stuff.
Still messing with Procreate. My son was talking about another case of some guy in Florida going crazy and trying to eat some other dude. Under the influence of a substance that, you know, makes them go zombie. Geez. I don’t think the guy in this image is quite ready to chow down yet… he might just be looking for stray pets...
Dan hard at work in the studio learning some new fangled thing.
I did a quick painting of my neighbor Alton while visiting at the Whip-In.
This sort of describes summer. Laying on your parents bed, listening to your iPod and did I mention laying on your parents bed in the middle of the afternoon?
This guy kind of has that Magnum P.I. stash. I was using Procreate and kept layering up line art. Changing some of the filter effect. This is a great app.
Using Paper, making faces. Did a version with color but liked the line art better.
This guy looks sort of tired and grumpy.
I downloaded Sketchbook Ink yesterday. It is a new app by Autodesk (who make a lot great applications.) It still feels a little hiccuppy but overall I liked it and would compare it to Paper (by 53) and SketchTime. I will try to do an overview of it soon and post it to www.sensubrush.com.
Dan and I had some quality hanging out time in the courtyard after work today.
And another face using Paper. I love the pen in this app.
Another face drawn in the app, Paper.
I was using the app Paper (by 53) for this funny looking guy.
Another of Sam, our handsome young man. Ready to perform with the Austin Youth Orchestra.
Still getting used to SketchTime. Like the loose line quality a lot and it is fast.
Sitting in the parking lot of Eastside Memorial High School waiting for Mason to be dropped off from his job.
Using the crayon tool for this one.
Gloria tippy tapping away on her computer.
I watched the Evil Empire roll over the Broncos on Saturday.
Hmmm, this doesn’t seem quite right, but parts of it are nice.