This summer, I took a job as an art instructor for a program called ChARTing New Directions through the Mobile Arts Council. Two other instructors and I work with children at 6 Boys & Girls Club locations in the Mobile area. I’ll talk more about that experience in another post. However, one thing that I have been looking forward to is the opportunity to attend a professional development workshop at The Studio at The Johnson Center for the Arts. The official title is the Tony Scott ArtBridges Education Program (ArtBriges for short). Since I had never attended one before, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Still, I was eager to get out of town and see a different part of the state. Continue Reading →
An artist is only as good as her ability to use resources.
Is that a saying? If not, it definitely should be.
So, I’m going to share a few of my go-to resources for creating art. I’ve found that it’s good to have a little stash of textures and templates available so that you don’t have to create everything from scratch. Especially when someone else has done it for you.
Just a post to show that I’m still alive. My version of Robyn Hoode & Marian with their genders switched. I’d like to do more with them and draw the rest of the characters, like the Sheriff, Little John, Will Scarlett…
This was drawn in pencil and colored using Photshop CC.
A few months ago I was commission by Lauren of doodlebug design (the most adorable hand-carved stamps ever) to create some characters for Pixel & Print, the 3D-printing company that she runs with her husband Daniel.
Lauren designs the jewelry part of of the brand, which features pop-culture inspired earrings. She wanted illustrations that would reflect and appeal to the fangirls toward whom their products were geared. She specifically wanted girls in costumes (cosplay), and we discussed the characters that she had in mind. Once that was settled, I pretty much had free reign in what to create. So it was a lot of fun coming up with these images.
Everything was drawn out in pencil and then inked traditionally with Sakura Pigma Micron Pens and India ink. Then I scanned in the finished drawing and colored it digitally using Adobe Photoshop.