Friday, May 29, 2009


I wanted to see if I could accurately mimic the appearance of watercolor in Photoshop, so I played around with this. I made a couple custom brushes that "bleed" and applied a watercolor paper-like texture to the washy layers I created. Simple pleasures: my favorite part is the white necklace that looks as though it was painted with thinned white-out.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Grayscale + Color

Here are two paintings I did as demos for a class I'm teaching at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. The first assignment was to learn how to paint in grayscale, using a full range of white to black with the tactile experience of traditional drawing/painting. The second assignment was to color that image.

Monday, May 11, 2009

80 Dlist Boys: Little Deer, Amourad, Stephenn

I did these a few weeks ago and never got around to scanning them in. I like how Littledeer & Amourad have the same head shape but evoke completely different character within their facial features. I was disappointed with Stephenn - his photo's were all very lovely and in my quest for exaggeration I drew him looking like ET's twin brother. Oh well! Anyway I'm actually drawn up through #22. (which means I'm more than 1/4 finished with the project). I'll post the rest in a couple days.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Dolph Lundgren

As He-Man! Another from the Masters of the Universe Movie. I'll eventually get to all the characters.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Here is Evil-Lyn from the Masters of the Universe Movie. It's a B-Movie definitely, but I love it. Evil-Lyn was portrayed by Meg Foster in the film and I had a lot of fun painting her crazy make up.

Monday, May 04, 2009