Sunday, November 28, 2010

This Year's Christmas Card Completed

The female cardinal took a lot longer than the male one originally did.  I can't tell you how many hours I worked on getting her coloring blended and shaded correctly!  I'm going to VistaPrint and having some cards made with this image so I can send my family and maybe a few friends a copy of this beautiful cardinal pair.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Beloved.

The beginning of "My Beloved." Finished the first layer. This is another Adobe Photoshop project. Do you know who this is? The second picture is progress from the second week of working on it a little at a time. Doing other projects as well.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather
DEDICATED TO: My two best friends - Steve Jordan and Chuck Pekala, may they continue to live a long and happy life together.
Completely hand-drawn in Adobe Photoshop.  It took about 2 days and a total of about 13 hours to complete. I'm really proud of this one.  It's one of the best computer-drawn pieces of art I've ever created.  When you create something out of love, it really shows.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Experiment... Sunset

This was a quick Photoshop sketch I just did for the heck of it today.  Since doing many cartoon portraits in that medium, this is an attempt to get used to the medium going freehand.  Not bad for a first try.  Took me about 20 minutes to complete.

I've seen such magnificent artwork come out of Photoshop and I've always had a hand in computer graphics.  Seems much more gratifying than the pencil.  Quicker results, and easy corrections.  But, would computer-based artwork be considered fine art?  Post here and let me know.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Found some old comments:

I was just going through some stuff I had in my storage unit and I came across some thank-you cards from people I'd done drawings of.  I thought it would be nice to post their comments here.

Thank you so much for thinking of us on our wedding day! We truely appreciate the unique picture that you made for us! - signed - The Ralstons 06-03-06

Thank you for the portrait.  You have an impressive ability.  It's an honor to have a Mickey original! - Love, Eric Madday