A sampling of some recent paintings created using traditional and digital methods for clients, collectors, and partners as well as for personal expression.
Do you draw these by hand?
Although everything starts with a sketch, much of the work ends up digitally using tools like Illustrator, Photoshop, and Painter.
Everything Starts With a Sketch
I have carried sketchbooks around with me since I was a kid. Not much has changed in my career as everything I do, regardless of application design or illustration, begins with thumbnails and sketching.
Digital, Traditional, or both?
Once a composition has been completed, I then decide what medium to complete the illustration. Lately, I have been working a lot in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop for much of my painting work. This involves establishing a base composition in Illustrator and then painting within Photoshop.
To do this, I often use a combination of custom brushes, my own and ones I have collected over time, as well as painting using XP-PEN tablet and mouse. I will also use channel operations within Photoshop to finalize the illustration, which might include special effects and/or lighting.