Apple Anyone? Hope everyone got what they wanted from Santa yesterday.

Superhero or Villain inspired by Phoenix, let’s call her Firestarter.

Doodled up some pin up action this morning. Happy Sunday!

I came home today and my wife and child were not home so I started a thread on Facebook that they were abducted by aliens. I than started to doodle and of course my mind went into the direction of alien pin up girls. Maybe I will doodle and sketch more of them. I see a series coming out of this…

 

Pulled out the pen and tablet. I would like to get my skills back up on the tablet. Here is a quick warm up that pays homage to Tex Avery and of course Animaniacs…HELLLOOO NURSE!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I am having a creative blockage and decided to create an influence map.

As artists we are influenced by many things. The reason why we do what we do is the combined application of all the things that influence us. If you ever run into a major creative block and cannot create any new work, changes are you are forgetting what inspired you and need a refresher.

Someone created an Influence Map online, what you should do is fill in the squares with everything that influences you and inspires you to fuel the fire of your creative side, things that just make you want to create.

Take time to refer to it once and a while in case you ever forget what inspires you to do what you do.

Playing with my tablet. Going a little more pop art style with this one. Bold line, bold colors….well not too bold but blocked out a little more. Further down you can see the process from sketch, to shading to color overlay to the finished piece

Here is the process that I took to get to the above piece on the tablet:

 

 

I am continuing my digital painting techniques and this time, working from a photo still, I let myself be a little more painterly in my technique. Sticking with the pin-up girl style I let myself be more fluid with my brush strokes and make them look a little more like brush strokes than filter effects and harder edged.

A note to the photographer (Peter Coulson) and the original picture I worked off of to create this. This piece and my playing with techniques couldn’t happen without his amazing photograph.

Same image but giving it that old paper feel, like in my previous pin-ups: