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03 March 2009, 03:10 AM
Here is the first post for my daily sketches with the scorecard:

03 March 2009, 03:18 AM
Here are some of the first sketches I did in this forum:

1724 - concept art: Space Zoo
This was done in Painter, mainly with the charcoal brushes and then some digital watercolor om top.

1730 - Vertigo
Done in Painter with the scratchboard tool and flat color pen. It's Dr. Seuss on a unicycle.

The next 3 are test drawings for Manga Studio:

1732 - The Charge

1733 - Virus

1734 - Secret Wedding

03 March 2009, 04:44 AM
1735 - The Bill 45 min in Manga Studio
It's a mallard duck. Playing around with the Airbrushes and blur tools in Manga Studio here, just to see what they can do. I don't think I will ever really use this program to do anything in color.

1738 - The Lost Soul 45 min in Manga Studio
Getting some practice with the pen tools in Manga Studio because that is what I need to do. Plastic model kit skull used as a reference.

07 July 2009, 04:55 AM
Painter 45 min.

Mostly playing with the airbrush.

11 November 2009, 04:30 AM

Famous bad man Stagolee with a brand new stetson hat.

About 35 min in Painter. I drew this in gray and then spent a little extra time with image adjustments to get the sepia tone photo effect.

11 November 2009, 03:04 AM

50 min in Painter X.1

11 November 2009, 03:58 AM

About 25 mins in Painter X.1 using the Artist's Oils brushes. I think I proved that I can make the same kind of muddy mess on the computer that I can with real oil paints.

11 November 2009, 11:20 PM

About 35 min in Painter X.1 using the Acrylic brushes.

11 November 2009, 12:22 AM

About 45 min in Painter X.1.

Going all the way back to the battle of Jericho here. I guess we can call this mess a learning experience because it was mostly an unsuccessful attempt to use some brushes I don't normally use. Started with the guache brushes and had trouble because the opaque paint wanted to completely cover my sketch lines and most of the guache brushes lag so bad they are unusable. Then I tried digital watercolor and it was smearing the brown sketch lines all over. Finally, I just gave up and finished coloring with the digital airbrush.

This whole thing probably would have worked better if the line drawing layer was kept on top, but I don't think I want to work that way for these kind of quick sketches. Maybe it would be better for a longer painting.

11 November 2009, 11:41 PM

30 min in Painter X.1 using the chalk brushes. Another experiment with unfamiliar brushes I can't control that might not be very good for quick sketching.

11 November 2009, 11:56 PM

40 min in X.1 using the Acrylic brushes. So far, these are some of my favorite brushes in Painter. Getting psychedelic here with Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane. We built this city on Rock and Roll!

I'm not completely happy with the paint on the figure here. I used the wet brushes too much because the transparent paint wouldn't hide all my sketch lines. More bold strokes with opaque paint would have been better. In future sketches, I think I will keep a copy of the sketch lines on the top layer so I can paint more aggresively without worrying about losing anything.

11 November 2009, 03:57 AM

About 50 min in Manga Studio EX 4. I tried to incorporate a bunch of weird japanese stuff into this drawing.

This was a test of drawing in color in Manga Studio. It is really better for black and white ink lines. I think that black lines would have helped this drawing, but I ran out of time while I was struggling with the color.

11 November 2009, 02:09 AM

About 35 min in Painter X using the charcoal brushes. I think I like these a lot better than the chalk brushes I tried to use a few days ago. I'm not completely sure because I tried to go straight to color with the chalk and that usually doesn't work for me because I get the values wrong and end up with not enough contrast. I drew this one in gray and then went over the top with a colorize layer and a few other layer types.

11 November 2009, 10:17 PM
About 30 min in Painter X using the Conte brushes for the gray version:

Another 20 min for color:

I went over the top with the digital airbrush using a colorize layer to add color, a multiply layer for some darker colors and shadows and a screen layer to make it glow.

This drawing was inspired by Wolfenstein and a few other recent games where a character goes into an alternate reality dimension.

11 November 2009, 01:37 AM
25 min in Painter X

Second attempt because the first was so terrible I started over. Lots of screen layers with the glow brush and digital airbrush. Scratchboard tool for flames.

11 November 2009, 02:51 AM
50 min in Painter X

A pig cop from Duke Nukem. Trying out the Pastel brushes today and most of them weren't working very well for me. I ended up doing most of this with the Artist Pastel Chalk and the Round X-Soft Pastel 30.

11 November 2009, 12:37 AM
50 min in Painter X

This is based on the Taxi pinball table. Gorby wants a ride, but our driver is distracted by the woman in the red dress.

This is another learning experience where the drawing didn't really go right. I decided to try out the Digital Watercolor brushes by using only those brushes for this picture. I can't really recommend this approach because you are stuck with what you put on the page with no way to fix it. Trying to repaint problem areas only makes the colors darker or more intense and the mistakes stand out more. I kind of like Digital Watercolor and will probably use it again, but next time I will let myself use it with some other more opaque brushes that will let me repaint anything that isn't right.

11 November 2009, 08:07 PM
65 min in Painter X

Decided to go with a Swiss Army Wrench here. Colored Pencils on Pebble Board. This was my first time using these brushes and I was just beginning to figure out how to make them work at the end of the drawing. The light blue background may have been a poor choice because so much of it ended up showing through the other colors or blending into them. Something more neutral or darker probably would have been better. The course texture is really killing me here. It reminds me of doing chalk drawings on really rough pavement. Next time I use these brushes, it will be on different paper with a finer texture.

11 November 2009, 04:41 AM
Around 45 min in Painter X

Drew this in gray with the Conte Brushes and then colored with Digital Airbrush.

04 April 2010, 03:49 AM
30 min in Manga studio
Playing around with some different pens and rulers here because I need to use them in some upcoming projects.

04 April 2010, 06:26 PM
40 min in Painter
Mostly trying to play with the Watercolor and Digital Watercolor brushes here and having problems because they can lag pretty badly if I make them as large as I wanted to. Finished up with a Gouache brush.

07 July 2010, 01:11 AM
20 Min in Manga Studio

Just a quick sketch of bees here. I was trying the classic pen stylus and I find that I like it a lot better than the grip pen. It is more accurate and feels more like a real pencil.

07 July 2010, 03:35 AM
50 min in Painter X

Trying to a digital pencil sketch of the Creature from the Black Lagoon using the Colored Pencil brushes. This was a little wierd for me because I am used to shading with a pencil, and these brushes stayed the same shade of gray no matter how hard I pressed. I am going to try some of the regular pencil brushes to see if they work more like pencils.

07 July 2010, 12:55 AM
55 min in Painter X

Boris Karloff as the Mummy. Mostly playng around with the airbrushes and lasso tool here.

07 July 2010, 10:33 PM
About an hour in Painter X

I tried to imagine an alien from the movies taking over a tree instead of humans. I don't think this one is very successful, it was mostly a struggle with some unfamiliar tools. I was also trying to work by starting with mostly monochromatic color. I don't think that works for me. I will be going back to doing a grayscale image and then coloring it.

07 July 2010, 12:58 AM
About 40 min in Painter X

07 July 2010, 10:25 PM
55 min in Painter X

Another hour and 15 minutes for color
Color is mostly Watercolor and Digital Airbrush painted on top of an image that is a blend of the grayscale and a copy of the grayscale with sepia browns gradient applied. I spent a lot of coloring time cleaning up my sloppy oversprays and trying to figure out how to make the watercolor brushes do what I wanted them to do.

02 February 2011, 04:13 AM
About 50 min in Painter X

I haven't done any digital drawing for a long time and it really felt like it was fighting me. Mostly the chalk brushes and digital airbrush used here.

02 February 2011, 04:27 AM
About 50 min in Painter X

Chalk brushes with a few different background textures for the grayscale image. Color on top with digital watercolor, digital airbrush and fine detail airbrush.

12 December 2011, 12:20 AM
A page where I am testimg out some brush pens and fountain pens:

Copying some panels from Batman and Green Lantern with the brush pens:

A page from my life drawing sketchbook. I think this pose was about 15 or 20 minutes:

12 December 2011, 12:33 AM
30 min in Painter 12
Two Elder Scrolls characters fighting each other. I just got Painter 12 in the Black Friday sale. I haven't done any digital drawing for a long time and I was really struggling here. This is mostly digital airbrush with fractal gel brush for the background.

12 December 2011, 04:49 AM
about 35 min in Painter 12
Mostly using the charcoal and conte crayon brushes with some digital airbrush and the fractal gel brush for texture. Also, some use of lasso tool and screen and multiply layer modes
This four faced freak is a cherub seen by the prophet Ezekiel. This was inspired by "Chariots of the Gods" and some other ancient astronaut stuff I've been looking at for a comic book project.