Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

More Gloria variations

Here are 5 more color and design images based on the original sketch from the last post. Gloria307 Gloria307 A2 copy Gloria307 copy Gloria307 A copy Gloria307 copy 2

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Sketch of Gloria

Here is a breakdown of how to create a portrait on the computer. My girlfriend Gloria makes a fine model. You can also use photographs from magazines for reference material for your basic sketch. Gloria I usually start by doing a brush drawing in ink on illustration board or paper which is then scanned into the computer at 300 dpi. Gloria A Then I add flat colors to the image after opening it up in Photoshop Elements 3. This is about how far I render when coloring my cartoons and comic strips. Gloria B Next I add highlights and some additional colors using the brush tool. Gloria C With the smudge tool I blend and soften some of the colors, finishing the rendering to my satisfaction. I could have gone further and made a much tighter rendering, but carrying it to this level is fine to demonstrate my working method on the computer. It helps to have experience using traditional painting mediums, so try to familiarize yourself by doing some painting and color sketches in watercolors and gouache. You can help yourself by finding a school or artist that offers painting classes.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

More color and design variations on Relaxed Ladies

Four more examples of design variations of a previously posted image. Creating and designing on the computer offers unlimited possibilities. Sleeping Ladies copy2 copy Sleeping Ladies copy3 copy Sleeping Ladies copy2C Sleeping Ladies copy2B

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Figure study

I did a line drawing of a figure, then overlapped multiple images to which I added various colors, creating an interesting design image. The second image is a negative version. DrawMe!3 copy FigStudies FigStudies2 Doing studies like these are relatively simple to create on the computer, much easier than using traditional painting methods.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Some design and color variations on Relaxed Ladies

The basic image was created on the computer by scanning in four ink line drawing of figures. The color variations were then worked out creating these five images. It's an interesting way to experiment on the computer and creating negative versions can be surprisingly interesting as in image 2. Sleeping Ladies copy2 Sleeping Ladies copy1 Sleeping Ladies 3 I like this version very much. Sleeping Ladies 4

Friday, June 14, 2013

New color and design studies

More color and design studies done on the computer. It's great fun to do experiments like this and a wonderful learning experience. Experimenting like this is a great way to challenge yourself and grow and develop your potential as an artist. HBNewCov Borgman 13 HBDesign1 borgman 10A

Thursday, June 13, 2013

New experimental images

I came up with some new color variations on existing art and one new image. It amazes me as to what can be accomplished on the computer. Try doing some color variations on some of your own images using Photoshop. CAcov copyA ARTCov FigueStudy 1 A FigureStudy 2A 79 2_9_02  copy

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Four new brochure cover designs

Here are a few more promotion brochure cover ideas. Three are based on photo montages that I created on the computer, the other one is an abstract composition. HBCov13 Jeanne 2 HBCov14 NewCov1A

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More Brochure cover designs

I did a couple more brochure cover designs this morning using Photoshop Elements 3. I'm pleased with the way they turned out. I will be doing some interior pages soon. HBCov12 copy HBCov12A HBCov11 copy HBCov11A

Monday, June 10, 2013

Promotion brochure covers and a poster design

More experiments with ideas for brochure covers, also a large poster design. HBCoV9 copy 164-11-4 Promo5 A copy HBPoster Lg copy The Craig Smith Gallery sells my comic book cover parodies and I thought that this poster design would be good to hang in the gallery.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

More design experiments

Here are three more cover ideas and a rear cover for possible promotion brochures. Again, these were all created in Photoshop Elements 3 on my Mac computer. The final brochures will be 8.5 x 11" and will be printed on Staples Photo Supreme paper using an Epson R1800 printer. HBCoV8 HBCoV2 HBCoV5 HBCoV2A

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Three new promotion brochure covers

I'm working on a new series of promotion brochures to send out to potential clients. These images were all created on my Mac computer using Photoshop Elements 3. It's a lot of fun experimenting with various images, I never seem to tire of it so you'll be seeing a lot of digital experiments in future posts. XHarry Cover HBCoV6 HBCoV10

Friday, June 7, 2013

New self portrait sketch

More experimenting with computer images using Photoshop Elements 3 on my Mac.