Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Head Study

Quick "phone sketch" while on a conference call. Done from ref in Painter, approx 30-40 minutes while talking/listening.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Abstract Experiments

I've been really enamored with the digital techniques my friend Tom Scholes has been showing on his blog lately. There's some great video over there of him pulling incredible landscapes out of nothing, but more importantly using the tools that Photoshop provides to take what he's already done and skew, scale, warp and generally transform pieces of his image to make entirely new elements. Then, by layering these and changing properties, "accidents" happen that he plays off of in creating his final. It seems a great abstract way to "find" compositions, and is something I'm particularly interested in to break out of my stale thumbnail habits, and think about compositions more abstractly.

These were not quite done in Tom's techniques. For some reason I'm a little more comfortable with Corel's Painter application. I'm still getting used to the digital interface, so I'll consider these "baby steps" for now.