Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fine Arts Comics, part of a new series

A few more of my new comic book cover parodies. Again, these were all created on the computer using Photoshop Elements 2.0. I have completed 54 of these new parodies so far, it's a fun series to do.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

More Fine Arts Comics cover parodies

Here are some of the new comic book cover parodies that I'm working on. These are all created on the computer using Photoshop Elements 2.0. I have finished over fifty of these covers, it's a fun series to do.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

More comic book cover parodies

More of the cover parodies that I have done. These are all created on the computer using Photoshop Elements 2.0. Often I begin these projects by first doing an ink line drawing which I scan in the computer and then add the type and color.






Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Comic book cover parodies

As a kid I was determined to become a comic book artist. My high school teacher, Margaret Stein, steered me into the commercial and fine arts fields. So, at this late stage in my life I can't get the idea out of my system and have done a series of comic book cover parodies. These are done on the computer and I sell them as limited edition fine art prints. Naturally I am having a great time creating these prints.



A cartoon portrait that I drew of Gloria, it took her a while to get used to it.


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I generally do an ink line drawing first, then add the type and color on the computer.

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The final version which was colored using Photoshop Elements 2.0. This is my latest cover, one of over 100 of them so far. I'm trying to interest publishers to print a book of these covers and may also approach print and poster publishers as well.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Book proposals

I'm working on some new book proposals about the subject of digital art. After ten years of experimenting with this medium I have quite a collection of unusual images. This would be a "How to..." book which would include a lot of demonstrations.

This cover is one of several that I designed.

This image and those below are some of the types of studies that will be shown and I will also demonstrate how some of them were created.



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I will also show how my comic book cover parodies are created.

I have over 100 comic book cover parodies finished and am planning to propose them as a book idea to publishers, here is one of my cover ideas.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Variations on an image

One of the real advantages of working digitally is that an artist can do several variations of the same image for evaluation purposes. The colors and design can be easily altered, something that would literally take days to accomplish when using traditional painting mediums. Here are a few variations of an image, these were all done in about one hour.

This is the original image.

Eight different variations in which I experimented with various color combination.

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Two more examples and I could have done a few more. If you are an artist, try this on one of your images, it's a great way to hone your computer skills. These were all created using Photoshop Elements 2.0

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Promotion brochure covers

Here are a few more promotion brochures that I send to potential clients. I've stopped doing storyboard and ad comps because of the brutal deadlines, but still am interested in doing some illustration. As an artist you must promote yourself with interesting, strong material, so that your pieces stand out from the mounds of material art directors receive. The computer is a great help in producing and printing brochures. I worked for many years as a graphic designer so I am comfortable doing this type of work.

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I enjoy illustrating paperback book covers, especially science fiction and fantasy subjects.

I've always had an interest in all types of aircraft and have illustrated a few paperback covers with airplanes as the subject matter.

This brochure demonstrates how I can create several different versions of the same painting on the computer.

I've produced many comic book cover parodies and am trying to get a book publisher interested.

I'll probably be sending some material to various art galleries as I want to expand my market in the fine arts area.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

More digital illustration

Having fun doing more experimental illustrations on the computer. I use Photoshop Elements 2.0 and sometimes the Painter Classic 1.0.2 program for special effects.




A couple of these images are pieces that I had done before and now have revised them.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Digital illustration experiments

The computer is an amazing new medium for artists as one can do far out image experiments with ease. I often create wild images that would be impossible to do with the traditional mediums. It's fun to experiment with design and color and a great way to learn as you can easily do several different versions of the same image quickly, something that would take days to do when using traditional mediums.

This image was created using photographs.

Here I used a line drawing and photographs of a piece of sculpture that I had done.

This image emulates traditional painting techniques.

This image was created from photographs and shows how off the beaten track one can go.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Digital experimental illustrations

Good grief, it's March already !
I love experimenting with images on the computer. The computer is a great new medium for artists and illustrators as it opens whole new worlds as well as new challenges. I have been working digitally for about ten years and feel that I have barely touched on the possibilities that the computer offers.

This is an illustration that I did a couple of years ago and I thought that I would revise it a bit and make it more dramatic. The final result is below.

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Another experimental figure study.

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A Chicago scene.

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An interesting abstraction from my New Landscapes series.

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The computer is perfect for creating interesting photo montages.