Thursday, October 29, 2009

IF FAST Halloween Witch

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY word for this past week is FAST. So better late than never.

She knew there wasn't much time before the Ancient Binder of Great Spells would be lost forever beneath the depths in the Lake of Black Skulls. She could see shards of moonlight shining on the lake just beyond the hills below. Pressing her bony fingers into the wood handle she screamed at Sweep "Faster. Faster!" But she knew that Sweep was flying as fast as an old broom could fly.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Girl Playing In The sand

This is a digital drawing again.
I am posting it on wetcanvas as part of the WDE for this week's all media events thread.

I have also made another process video to document the steps of drawing with the digital conte brush of Painter11.

At the end I adjusted the background colours for fun to see what would happen if the background was red or yellow.

But I still prefer the blue.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


On Friday I took my camera to the North Vancouver Public Library and I took over 300 photos of an event held by CWILL B.C. (Canadian Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia). The celebration of fall books released by BC members.
I spent Friday evening editing and on Saturday I posted over 80 photographs to two websites.
One is the Flickr CWILL site and the other a site from Adobe Photoshop Elements provided with the software package from my Bamboo Tablet.

I really like the design templates with Adobe. The whole thing looks very spiffy and professional even if I am having focus problems with my camera. They give a nice sense of the energy of the event.
But downloading is not possible of individual photos.
And the Flickr site is also most impressive and probably more practical to CWILL members for easy access to individual photos.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Monthly Sketch / two apples

Inspired by Stacy today over at Stop and Draw The Roses Blog I decided to take part in a new art participation started by Jennifer Rose. So here is my interpretation of the reference photo. I used the digital pastels of Painter11 and I have to say I had a lot of fun with it.

I documented each part of the digital painting's development in twelve parts and I made a short slide show.

If anyone at all is interested, the link to the twelve steps slide show is HERE.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Pond Duck Slide Show of Creative Process

Let's see if I can post this as a video of the duck in progress with Corel Painter11 with my little photoshow version. Click and it should appear. Only a few seconds long.
from the beginning sketch above to the finished duck painting.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Another Digital Duck in Painter11

I enjoyed painting this one.
I captured each stage along the way and I made a slide show of the steps but I don't know if I can post it here. I think the file is too large for one problem. Here is the finished duck in Corel Painter11.
I also painted a neighbourhood dog named Max and posted him on my other blog. I'm enjoying the painter program so much. I find it as satisfying as using real paints. The process of creation is so similar except for the fact one has no messy hands and smells and rags to deal with. But what I will do with all this? I have no idea. I think the point is I am learning something new every day and this satisfies the artist part of me.