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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

IF: Trouble


Like the previous illustration, I did the sketch, then scanned to photoshop and did all my color and texture in photoshop. I usually block in color in photoshop then go to painter. But I just got a bunch of new "Machine Wash" texture filters from Mister Retro and am totally diggin' the results. I didn't just hit filter and stop there. There are lots of layers and experimentation going on.

I do want to get an upgrade to Painter because the new oil paint tool looks hot. I was reading a tutorial on CreativePro.com featuring an artist who made it look so good. Be warned that his painting skill was high. It wasn't just pushing the oil paint button. I appreciate when someone brings all their skill into the work. Computers get a bad rap in that area with some. It's a tool. And I love it. My only regret is not having an original when I am done.

19 comments:

moverlow said...

Love your work - especially the texture. Great stuff.

Michelle Lana said...

aahh...cool work! great stuff!

John said...

love the textures. I have those machine wash filters too. i usually use the tifs that come on the cd.

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Jeannette said...

nice "machine wash." your bird looks like it's choking on a hamster.

Alina Chau said...

great texture and style!! Love the birdy and kitty design!

JO said...

Very nice, love all the texture.

Nate said...

Your organic style and textures work beautifully together. Excellent.

Chickengirl said...

Ah I am always amazed at people getting cool textures from photoshop and Painter. My work is digital but the textures I do lack. This is a wonderful piece with the hand drawn quality and the graphic bad kitty in the background. Plus- I am very biased because I love birds!

the heartful blogger said...

This is fantastic, love the way you've used textured colour. That scared little bird is just excellent.

Miss Silje said...

cool. I like the texture very much.
Those filters sound like fun. How can I get them?

matt said...

Great picture!

Wade said...

I really like your work, and I am interested in how you create it. Do you simply do a pen and ink sketch and create the colors in photoshop. It blends really well. I am trying to find a way to blend computer elements into my work, but am unable to succeed so far. Textures are a new thing to me , and I was wondering if you had any sites that provide nice ones for little or no cost. I am a student and I think they could be helpful. Thanks, Wade.

Velvet said...

oh, great, i like colors, style, and technnique-... i like everything, wonderful!!!!!

xymox said...

i like your textures, very expressive

Anja said...

Very funny ...

atelie luna said...

Love your drawing style and the textures too.

MGBEERS said...

Hey Jimmy, I'm seriously "diggin your style too!" Wow. Thanks for commenting on my blog, coming from such talent as you.. that's a great compliment! I look forward to seeing of your work!

kate said...

I like this very much. The expression on the bird's face is priceless! I also like the gritty texture of the background.

Erika Ariente said...

i love this to!