While procrastinating the initiation of my daily adventures in sawdust and spraypaint, I started a digital sketch. My original intent was just to do a basic line drawing of this little fantasy house tower thing. I ended up doing more than just the drawing, but I’d still consider it mainly a sketch. I’m still no pro at purely digital art, but there are definitely some fun effects you can incorporate quickly. I particularly like how soft brushes and masks on my texture layers can create atmosphere. Enjoy!
Here is another illustration executed in a traditional/digital combo method. I paint the basics a little roughly, and then scan and finish with digital paint. I like for any of my digital images to have a more physical feel and I have a hard time getting that without at least a foundation of real paint.
As you can see, this fellow and his hawk have just come across a dragon in the forest. People keep telling me it is a dinosaur and I can’t figure out if that is because I painted something that looks like a dinosaur, or if popular culture has taught people that it is reasonable for a man with a sword to meet a dragon, but men with rifles are only likely to meet dinosaurs.
This started as oil on panel and then went to pixels on imac.