Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More design and color studies

More of my color and design digital experiments. I encourage all artists to experiment with abstract images, it's a great learning process that is also fun.




Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Digital color studies

More digital color and design studies. I experiment a great deal and often use these sketches as ideas for acrylic paintings.


It's a great way to hone your computer skills and it's a lot of fun.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

More digital astract color studies

More examples of the many color studies that I create on the computer. Many of these sketches give me inspiration as well as ideas for acrylic paintings. When doing studies like these an artist can go wild and even attempt things that seem outlandish, anything goes, the wilder, the better.







Tuesday, May 17, 2011

An abstract color experiment

I've done this sequence to show you how I experiment with color on the computer. I don't start with anything in mind and gradually create an abstract color image. Even if you don't care for abstract art, this still is a great way to hone your computer skills.

I begin by simply added a black square to a letter size page.

Then I add another square and define it with two different colors.

Next I create a circular shape and color part of it blue and the other section black.

I decide to add an olive color to the uper left portion of the original square.

The previos images were all done in Photoshop Elements 2.0. I n ow open the last image in Painter Classic and soften and blend certain areas using different brushes and the water tool.

I further blend and also add more color brushstrokes.

I crop the image and change some of the colors and add a white shape to the composition.

I color the white shape a dark brown and change a few of the colors, added a coupe more shapes and am finished. I could keep going, but am satisfied with the image at this point. This is a fun way to practice and to learn about design and color. I've created hundreds of these types of images and it's been a great help for me to learn about the Photoshop and Painter Classic tools and how they work. Even if you hate abstractions it's still a worthwhile endeavor to experiment this way.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The last of the Fine Art Comics parodies

The last batch of comic book cover parodies. I've completed about 50 of these in the last few months. They are fun to create and it's also a great way to learn and experiment on the computer.





Tuesday, May 10, 2011

More Fine Arts Comics cover parodies

A few more of my new series of comic book cover parodies. Again, having a little fun with the fine art business. As the others, these were all created on the computer using Photoshop Elements 2.0


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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Last of the cartoons

More cartoons from my book ART THERAPY.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

More cartoons

A couple more cartoons from my book ART THERAPY. Having a little fun with the fine art business.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The life of an artist

A few more cartoons from my book ART THERAPY. The art was drawn in ink and then the color was added on the computer.



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