Created using the Artflow app for Android.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
My method of inking was using the pentool in Ps to simulate line weight. It's really doing things the hard way, because it could be done quicker in Illustrator, but I often find in Illustrator, to get the right lines, I need to have at least four different brushes, alternating between them to find which one works best for the lineart... come to think of it, it could take just as long, but I'm impatient and chose to do it this way... mainly because I can =/
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Went yesterday to see family. Got a chance to relax by the beach for a bit and made friends with some seagulls who thought I had French fries. I took a few shots of 'em and thought this one was the best.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Whether I look out my window or the news, a beautiful sunny day with birds chirping and critters foraging, no longer is the same as it was when I was a child focused only on what was in front of me. Any pain I experienced was a hint of what was to come, never lasting for too long, but slowly eating away at the beauty and possibilities of this ephemeral experience. I'm speaking of the violence and suffering in this world.
Meanwhile god is looking down on it all and isn't doing a thing to protect anyone, just as he's always done. I'm sick of this. God doesn't care and all of you who are still clinging to your tested faith have too much invested in our impotent god for nothing. This is what we have to look forward to when we die. Not heaven or hell, but nothing... just look at what he's done about the atrocities that occur daily. A real miracle isn't found on a cheese sandwich while this madness goes on. These horrors happen daily for thousands of years and god has done nothing. I'm so tired of this. God used to mean something, but the more of the real world I see, the less god seems to care. I'm starting to hate him... a lot. Thanks for nothing. If I go to hell for this, at least I can have a clean conscience, intolerant but powerless compared to Him, because this stuff shouldn't happen while a loving God presides. We should all think of what we'd all do if we had the power of a god. We'd destroy evil. What possible reason could god have for letting these things happen, other than hes powerless, doesnt care, or nonexistant? We could do it, because destruction is something we as a species is good at. I'm done with it. Faith is childish to me now. I know what to expect: nothing. That's the truth.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Inspired by the traditional style with shading. Done on 5"x7" 140lb. hot press Fabriano water color paper. My friend yelled at me for not using Arches, but it's made with animal products, and I'm not cool with that. That's why I use either Fabriano and Strathmore, and yes, I also use synthetic brushes.
I really like Strathmore cold press. Some might think it's cheap, but I started out on it and it gives me a nice vintage look. So far the hot press Fabriano is really good, but I'm going to pick up some of their cold press because I haven't tried it yet.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Vintage traditional American tattoo style illustration. 5"x7" Fabriano Aquarello, Prismacolor brush pen, Doc Martin's Hydrus watercolor.
The art was done on hot-press, which I'm really not fond of, so I'm going to redo it on a nice gritty sheet of cold-press.