I made this little graphic to show the process behind the last illustration I posted from Lois Lowry’s The Giver. It’s not exact, but it gives a pretty good idea of some the textures that are in this piece. Enjoy!
Well, at least what I use for my digital work. I’ll break out the paint occasionally, but I must admit, I spend a lot of hours staring at my monitor. I’ve had questions from readers asking what computer I have, if I use a tablet, which one should I buy, etc. So, to help you out, I updated my About page to include information about the system I am currently working with.
If you’re reading all these tutorials and wondering what I’m using, this is it. You don’t need the exact stuff to draw on your computer, but I hope this gives you an idea of what you might need. And if you have a different system, please note any differences in my tutorial instructions that are system specific (such as MAC vs. Windows).
This post expands upon the video posted here.
This video was previously posted on my other blog. One day, I sat down to do this painting, and decided to record the whole process. It was a fun experiment, and I thought it turned out really well. Hopefully, I can use this new website to feature more of them in the future, in addition to other articles and tutorials. Here’s some additional information behind this video…
I have been working digitally a lot lately. One exception is this piece. I decided to paint it because it needed to be BIG, and my computer just couldn’t handle it as nicely as I wanted. It was a nice excuse to break out the paint, anyway.
Here is some detail shots that highlight my traditional process.
I’ve decided to try something new. I used some cool software to record my screen while I was painting. I liked how it turned out and thought I would share it. Let me know what you think.
Video: Painting the Witch (Quicktime, 3:07, 3 MB)
Update: Some answers to frequently asked questions…
What brushes did you use?
– Most of the brushes I use are from Photoshop’s “Natural Brushes” set. I don’t modify them very much, but I usually apply my own texture to them.
How did you create the drawing?
– It was created by drawing over a scanned sketch in Photoshop. It sits on a separate layer above the rest of the painting.