I decided that it was about time to try to make some new brushes in Photoshop so I did a little sketch to try a few different brushes out. I had a chance to sit down for an hour or two and just play around which resulted in this. I haven't found anything i'm absolutely in love with yet but i've found some interesting brush combination.
This is a portrait I'm working on for a family of six. It's not finished obviously but I wanted to post something so that everyone could see what I'm working on. The background is going to be lots of fall colors and leaves. Comments welcome.
I feel that my posts have been anything but "illustrative" over the last few weeks. This is mostly because I have received quite a few commissions that are fine art related. This is a sketch that I drew while my wife was watching Disney Channel. I think it's kinda fun. I'm hoping to have time to do more illustrations soon.
Upon request I have done yet another "American Gothic" spin off. I can't take much of the credit on this since I am basing it off of another painting. But it's always fun trying to mimic the style of the original. I didn't have the best photo reference but I tried to do the best I could to maintain the likenesses. Comments welcome!
Most of what I tried to change involves her legs and shoes. I toned down the dark lines in her legs as children don't have muscular legs. The most obvious change is the shoes/socks. Let me know what you all think.
This is a commissioned portrait of a girl named Madeline when she was younger. It's a combination of about 4 different photos of her that I used for reference. The background is all made up. The cats are mostly based off of reference but I had to make up a little bit to alter the poses. I'm happy with it but, I am more than open to suggestions or comments. This was a lot of fun to paint! Please comment.