Anonymous asked:

Hi! So I was feverishly trying to analyze your painting process by only looking at finished pieces, but I figured I just ought to ask: Do you only use a solid brush almost 100% of the time? How do you deal with color - do you figure it out as you go, or map it out and then add detail? Haha thanks, I'm just super curious about how you do things :)

Hi Anon!

This is actually my first art question ask ever, so I’ll do my best! You’re actually pretty much spot on with the brush thing. Good eye. For a lot of my recent work I just stipple and pattern all over using the basic Photoshop brush, 100% opacity. If I feel some areas need a more painterly treatment or texture, and I’ll hit up my Kyle T. Webster brushes.

As for color, I generally scribble over my sketch with a rough palette to begin. I look at a disturbing amount of old landscape paintings and prints, so that’s often where my palette inspiration comes from. I’ll probably tweak the colors from my initial idea once I refine the rough shapes. The details involve a lot of eyeballing and spontaneous decisions, although I’ll usually end up working in muted versions of my original colors into the blocked shapes to fill out my color scheme. 

There’s a fair amount of trial and error involved, but color is my favorite thing to study and play with, so it’s a good time. :)

Hope that answered your questions! I may try to post more process shots in the future if folks are interested.

Some Hermes Girl posters I did recently for a contest. In response to these, my sister informed me that people with wings stuck to their heads make her queasy…? Apologies if it has that effect for anyone else!
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Some Hermes Girl posters I did recently for a contest. In response to these, my sister informed me that people with wings stuck to their heads make her queasy…? Apologies if it has that effect for anyone else!
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Some Hermes Girl posters I did recently for a contest. In response to these, my sister informed me that people with wings stuck to their heads make her queasy…? Apologies if it has that effect for anyone else!

"Man’s Road"
Watched The Last Unicorn for the first time since I was a child, and so many more things make sense now that I’m an adult.

"Man’s Road"

Watched The Last Unicorn for the first time since I was a child, and so many more things make sense now that I’m an adult.

awinans:

"Reflections I - V"
Some personal work, series-style! Featuring Cortis, a blobbish world-traveler.


So I found out today that this series was selected for inclusion in this year’s 3x3 pro show annual! These were some breakthrough pieces for me (and thus sentimentally important), so I’m completely ecstatic. :)
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awinans:

"Reflections I - V"
Some personal work, series-style! Featuring Cortis, a blobbish world-traveler.


So I found out today that this series was selected for inclusion in this year’s 3x3 pro show annual! These were some breakthrough pieces for me (and thus sentimentally important), so I’m completely ecstatic. :)
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awinans:

"Reflections I - V"
Some personal work, series-style! Featuring Cortis, a blobbish world-traveler.


So I found out today that this series was selected for inclusion in this year’s 3x3 pro show annual! These were some breakthrough pieces for me (and thus sentimentally important), so I’m completely ecstatic. :)
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awinans:

"Reflections I - V"
Some personal work, series-style! Featuring Cortis, a blobbish world-traveler.


So I found out today that this series was selected for inclusion in this year’s 3x3 pro show annual! These were some breakthrough pieces for me (and thus sentimentally important), so I’m completely ecstatic. :)
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awinans:

"Reflections I - V"
Some personal work, series-style! Featuring Cortis, a blobbish world-traveler.


So I found out today that this series was selected for inclusion in this year’s 3x3 pro show annual! These were some breakthrough pieces for me (and thus sentimentally important), so I’m completely ecstatic. :)
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awinans:

"Reflections I - V"

Some personal work, series-style! Featuring Cortis, a blobbish world-traveler.

So I found out today that this series was selected for inclusion in this year’s 3x3 pro show annual! These were some breakthrough pieces for me (and thus sentimentally important), so I’m completely ecstatic. :)

It’s day 12 of the 30-day Improvement Challenge, but the view from my window is a fence (with the occasional squirrel/orange carcass). So here’s the Day 11 prompt instead: Draw a BG with 2-pt perspective. 

It’s day 12 of the 30-day Improvement Challenge, but the view from my window is a fence (with the occasional squirrel/orange carcass). So here’s the Day 11 prompt instead: Draw a BG with 2-pt perspective. 

To my great relief, we’re hitting the “landscape” part of the 30-Day Improvement Challenge.
Day 10: Draw a BG with 1-point perspective. Negative points if it’s an empty street or railroad.
So I drew a mostly empty street (that is a population-worthy sign)…and put away the pencil for now.

To my great relief, we’re hitting the “landscape” part of the 30-Day Improvement Challenge.

Day 10: Draw a BG with 1-point perspective. Negative points if it’s an empty street or railroad.

So I drew a mostly empty street (that is a population-worthy sign)…and put away the pencil for now.

The challenge continues!
Day 6: Design a character using this generator. There is no “fish accessory” option, but these things just happen.
Day 7: Draw the weirdest thing in your house, plus shadows/highlights.
I live with a toy sculptor, so there is a lot of weird stuff floating around. The choice was hard…but Mothra won out in the end.
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The challenge continues!
Day 6: Design a character using this generator. There is no “fish accessory” option, but these things just happen.
Day 7: Draw the weirdest thing in your house, plus shadows/highlights.
I live with a toy sculptor, so there is a lot of weird stuff floating around. The choice was hard…but Mothra won out in the end.
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The challenge continues!

Day 6: Design a character using this generator. There is no “fish accessory” option, but these things just happen.

Day 7: Draw the weirdest thing in your house, plus shadows/highlights.

I live with a toy sculptor, so there is a lot of weird stuff floating around. The choice was hard…but Mothra won out in the end.

So these guys are some nursery illustrations for a couple expecting their first child. They wanted something for the year of the horse: one in an ink brush style, and one in the way I usually work. I’ve been doing a lot of special effects lately, so this was a fun change of pace!
The baby was actually born while I was working on these…it really gets to me to know that someone is going to grow up seeing my artwork. :’)
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So these guys are some nursery illustrations for a couple expecting their first child. They wanted something for the year of the horse: one in an ink brush style, and one in the way I usually work. I’ve been doing a lot of special effects lately, so this was a fun change of pace!
The baby was actually born while I was working on these…it really gets to me to know that someone is going to grow up seeing my artwork. :’)
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So these guys are some nursery illustrations for a couple expecting their first child. They wanted something for the year of the horse: one in an ink brush style, and one in the way I usually work. I’ve been doing a lot of special effects lately, so this was a fun change of pace!

The baby was actually born while I was working on these…it really gets to me to know that someone is going to grow up seeing my artwork. :’)

Day 4 of Improvement Hell: Draw a part of the human anatomy you have trouble with. x20, with at least 5 being skeletal/musculature studies.
I initially started with hands, but I was told it was “definitely heads.” I was surprised to realize how much I’d been avoiding my mediocre skills: I can’t say how badly I wanted to quit with the pencil and just do color blocks with this one. Whew, improvement hell indeed!
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Day 4 of Improvement Hell: Draw a part of the human anatomy you have trouble with. x20, with at least 5 being skeletal/musculature studies.
I initially started with hands, but I was told it was “definitely heads.” I was surprised to realize how much I’d been avoiding my mediocre skills: I can’t say how badly I wanted to quit with the pencil and just do color blocks with this one. Whew, improvement hell indeed!
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Day 4 of Improvement Hell: Draw a part of the human anatomy you have trouble with. x20, with at least 5 being skeletal/musculature studies.
I initially started with hands, but I was told it was “definitely heads.” I was surprised to realize how much I’d been avoiding my mediocre skills: I can’t say how badly I wanted to quit with the pencil and just do color blocks with this one. Whew, improvement hell indeed!
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Day 4 of Improvement Hell: Draw a part of the human anatomy you have trouble with. x20, with at least 5 being skeletal/musculature studies.

I initially started with hands, but I was told it was “definitely heads.” I was surprised to realize how much I’d been avoiding my mediocre skills: I can’t say how badly I wanted to quit with the pencil and just do color blocks with this one. Whew, improvement hell indeed!

Catch-up post for a 30-Day Drawing Challenge, kicked off by fine folks Anna and Yutaan on Sunday (the 25th)! It looks like it’ll be a grand time, so folks should feel free to join in if a particular day/week/number strikes their fancy. I’ve been grumbling about my basic pencil skills recently, so I’m going to be limping along behind them (with poor phone photos).
DAY 1: Introduction: freelance illustrator and ice cream enthusiast. The blurriness is true to life.
Day 2: Figure from reference found at Yutaan’s fantastic suggestion
Day 3: Action figure from reference, this fine lady.
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Catch-up post for a 30-Day Drawing Challenge, kicked off by fine folks Anna and Yutaan on Sunday (the 25th)! It looks like it’ll be a grand time, so folks should feel free to join in if a particular day/week/number strikes their fancy. I’ve been grumbling about my basic pencil skills recently, so I’m going to be limping along behind them (with poor phone photos).
DAY 1: Introduction: freelance illustrator and ice cream enthusiast. The blurriness is true to life.
Day 2: Figure from reference found at Yutaan’s fantastic suggestion
Day 3: Action figure from reference, this fine lady.
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Catch-up post for a 30-Day Drawing Challenge, kicked off by fine folks Anna and Yutaan on Sunday (the 25th)! It looks like it’ll be a grand time, so folks should feel free to join in if a particular day/week/number strikes their fancy. I’ve been grumbling about my basic pencil skills recently, so I’m going to be limping along behind them (with poor phone photos).
DAY 1: Introduction: freelance illustrator and ice cream enthusiast. The blurriness is true to life.
Day 2: Figure from reference found at Yutaan’s fantastic suggestion
Day 3: Action figure from reference, this fine lady.
Zoom Info

Catch-up post for a 30-Day Drawing Challenge, kicked off by fine folks Anna and Yutaan on Sunday (the 25th)! It looks like it’ll be a grand time, so folks should feel free to join in if a particular day/week/number strikes their fancy. I’ve been grumbling about my basic pencil skills recently, so I’m going to be limping along behind them (with poor phone photos).

DAY 1: Introduction: freelance illustrator and ice cream enthusiast. The blurriness is true to life.

Day 2: Figure from reference found at Yutaan’s fantastic suggestion

Day 3: Action figure from reference, this fine lady.