Digital

Wolverine Digital

I did this piece a while ago, when I was teaching in-class. I would often ask students what they wanted to see and they would shout suggestions and I would paint them.

I did this small sketch in my [Moleskin.](https://amzn.to/2v6zCNR) I did it with a 0.5 inch pencil. Then I took a picture with my phone and started from there.

Then I would develop the lines.

And clean them up some more.

Apply value. This was a photocopy onto gray paper. Some students were afraid of doing digital work.

Push the contrast even more. I think I used ArtRage for this.

Add color.

Not wild about that method of adding color. Trying something different here below.

This one I liked better.

I did this so long ago, that I don't completely remember my process. I'm still playing with my process so I'm still tweaking it based on speed and how I like to work.

Thanks for your support.
@PixelColada

 


Rainbow Mountain

This was a poster job I did for a pediatrician many, many years ago. His name was Noah and his practice was called Rainbow Mountain.

This was the first job I ever did that taxed the capabilities of my computer beyond what it could handle. I only had 2 Gigs of memory and I was afraid of putting in 2 more sticks and potentially breaking the computer.  I knew next to nothing about messing with hardware.

My process would be to buy a new computer and migrate all my hardware and data to that new machine. At this time, I didn't have enough money to buy a new computer this time and I was too scared to fiddle with hardware in the middle of a job.

Since there wasn't enough memory and Photoshop kept crashing.  The same file would also crash Painter. I had 28 versions of the same file because I was backing it up constantly.

The only application that could handle it was openCanvas.  openCanvas enabled me to paint and build it in layers without crashing. For that reason, I am loyal to openCanvas.  I still use it to this day.