Saturday, April 25, 2009

Three Limes

Inspired by Wet Weekly Drawing Event April 24, and the Basic Design class that I'm taking at the Art Institute Pittsburgh Online Division. Digital art, 7.2" x 10". This is not a class assignment, but taking the class has forced me to learn more about Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. I also got a great discount on the entire Adobe CS4 Design suite. I used my Wacom graphics tablet and tossed this image back and forth between Photoshop and Illustrator. The pixelated lines you get in Photoshop can be vectorized in Illustrator with the Live Trace feature. It's my favorite trick and I'm practicing it a lot this weeek.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Easter Breakfast

This is my entry for the April 10 Weekly Drawing Event on This is what my Easter breakfast typically looks like. How about yours?

Monday, April 06, 2009

Misty Bridge and Dahlia

"Misty Bridge," oil painting style, 10.5" x 14".

Pink Dahlia in wet-on-wet watercolor painting style, 8.3" x 8.3"

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Gull's Eye View

This is my contribution for the March 18 Different Strokes from Different Folks challenge. Go there to see reference photo of a family on the beach. I decided to try it from a different perspective. Watercolor, Bienfang brush pens, and Derwent watercolor pencil. 9" x 12", 140 lb. cold press Sennelier watercolor paper.