Work Break Painting II. Trying a new way of working so that I can get a composition down more quickly: no under sketch, just going straight “pen tool” to make selections, and painting large swatches of color. It’s forcing me to make bold decisions, which is providing some interesting results.
Work break painting; dreaming of the little Swiss town my family is from.
My contribution to the Iron Giant Mini Tribute Show taking place Saturday, September 13th from 6-10PM at A Little Known Shop in Anaheim, CA. For more information about the show and the other artists participating, check out their facebook event page!
This painting is a lunch-break doodle that got completely out of hand. I had been wanting to try out Kyle Webster’s new gouache photoshop brushes, which I am totally digging, and once I started, I couldn’t stop myself from painting this with them. They are very addicting brushes. It’s edging toward something I’ve been trying to capture in my painting lately… and I think it’s getting closer, but more experimentation is required!
As for me, I just started working for Disney on their show “Gravity Falls.” My work shows up later in the second season, so hopefully I’ll be able to share those paintings as the episodes air! Many thanks to Gravity Falls’ great crew for welcoming me to the team!
Happy Monday everyone!
Work break doodle.
Viking ship work-break doodle. I guess all the “How To Train Your Dragon 2” art has filtered its way into my subconscious. Photoshop, 30 minutes.
Fashion magazine warm up sketch using Kyle Webster’s inking brushes!
Warm-up sketch that turned into a procrastination sketch. #freelanceproblems
EDIT: This was done using Kyle Webster’s excellent photoshop brushes!
Instagram sketchbook roundup! Some various sketches from the last few weeks - mostly observational sketches, paintings from life, and some film studies. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, this is old news - sorry!
Making A Successful Portfolio -
I get a lot of questions about what goes into making a good portfolio, and while there are many different opinions on the subject, Ty Carter (a Visual Development Artist at Blue Sky Studios) has compiled some really useful information about crafting a portfolio on his blog. Definitely worth reading! And I think this topic is going to be a series of discussions on his blog - so follow his tumblr to catch all the useful tips!
First time using gouache. Documenting as motivation to keep going. Hopefully tomorrow will be more successful.
My painting for the Magical Girl Heroines: Sailor Moon and Sailor Senshi tribute show at QPop in Little Tokyo! The show opens on April 5th from 7-10 PM. I hope to see you there!
Some people-watching sketches from this weekend. I’ve been so busy at work, the blog has been reduced to Instgram sketches (Instasketches?) - but there are new paintings coming soon!
Instagram sketchbook roundup! Some various sketches from the last few weeks - mostly observational sketches and some film studies. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, this is old news - sorry!
Also, I’ve been answering some very good questions over on my question and answer blog Ask Sam Sketch lately - check it out! I get a lot of e-mails with people’s questions (which I am always happy to answer), but many of those questions are already answered on the Q&A blog. :)