Wacom and Me
Last week, my mother gave me an early Christmas present. She said it would help me in all that I do - like web design and graphic design and illustration. So, I started playing ... and playing some more ... and playing some more ... and, well, my mother has created a monster. Here is what I've drawn just since last night:
Yes, this is the picture you see on the laptop above. I put it there. I call this "Message in a Bottle" because I painted a bottle on the beach - with a message. "Merry Christmas!" Sounds like a good message to me.
And this I painted for Beth, complete with a cooler and drinks, towels, sailboats, and perfect turquoise waters. My best friend, Beth, loves beach scenes, so I did these digital paintings for her. I hope she likes them! See that beautiful sky? Looks real doesn't it? It isn't. I created this image by using Photoshop CS4, and a multitude of brushes. The sky was easy, as I used a soft brush and then I used the blur tool to blur out the one lone cloud. After I completed the picture, I used a "Define & Sharpen" action for the rest of the painting.
Of course, no beach scene would be complete without an angry shark. I painted this dude last night while watching a movie with the family and sitting by the fire. This is my "Peter Max" style of painting a shark.
I've never done illustration before and this is my first crack at it. It sure is fun! I especially love the " Z" command which is the back-erase. I use that a lot.
Please don't steal my images. They are copyright protected. You can, however, click on the images for a larger view. You can purchase a copyright license for use of these images if you like. Just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been busy doing web and blog design and am happy to say that I have some pages completed in the left sidebar for "Red Easel Designs" if you are so inclined to want to take a look at what I can do, and if you want a special blog of your own. I look forward to working with you! Contact me to help you design your own wonderful TypePad blog, logo design, graphic design, and illustration.