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Icon, Actor, Script Doctor and all around Funny Lady, May the Force be with you.

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Happy Holidays

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step 1. Line Art

To make sure that 2017 starts on a creative and positive note I wanted to end 2016 with an artistic thank you to everyone who was there for me as I became an honest man.

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step 2. Flat Colors

This post includes the stages of creativity for my Flower Power illustration.

Working off of my iPad I used Adobe Draw to create the  basic black and white line art. The next stage of this was filling in the flat colors. A note about the creative process, the  green of the shirt was a happy accident, in making sure I filled all the open spots I used a green background and realized how good she looked in green. Even a digital drawing has an organic aspect.

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The last stage was adding  shading and details to the figure and her clothing. To give her that pop and personality I used Adobe Capture to create the flowers in her hair and on her shirt. From here I used Adobe Creative Cloud to transfer the illustration to Adobe Illustrator to clean up the image and create a more portable png.

With the final image done, I uploaded the illustration to Canva.com to add my Happy Holidays message and some random “snowfall” to give the seasonal feel. Enjoy and here’s to staying creative in 2017.

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Digital Art of The Flash Cast

Since getting my new Jot Touch stylus, thank you folks at Adobe, I’ve been drawing up a storm.

Wanting to do something different I picked one of my current favorite t.v. shows, The Flash. I  pulled some images from the web of the cast and got to work. For this first round of drawings I only did 5 images of the cast, sorry Catlin next time, but I do hope to do other cast members on my next go around. Another part of the exercise was to work on shadows and color.

Enjoy the full individual images in the  Computer Art gallery and as always please let me know what you think.

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And the Winner Is…

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My brand new Jot Touch stylus

I have been waiting weeks for this.

For three days at the begining of May, Adobe streamed live classes on Twitch to promote using their digital platforms for creating art. As I have been doing a lot more digital art, the class Vector Art with Rob Generette III, was a great informational session on using the Adobe app Draw.

Viewers were encouraged to post any art they had been working on during the sessions to Behance.net for peer review with the #MakeItOnMobile. Selected artists were awarded a 1-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and a Jot Touch stylus from Adonit.

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The winning image

On day 2 of the streaming event I was truly surprised and honored as I was drawing along with the stream and heard my name called out as one of the artist being recognized.

Today I received my Jot and I look forward to creating even more art with Draw and my new stylus.

Again thanks to the folks at Adobe for acknowledging my work and Rob Generette for his tips and tricks on working more productively.

You can view Vector art with Rob Generette III – DAY 1 with the link below.

https://player.twitch.tv/?video=v64657744Watch live video from Adobe on www.twitch.tv

Getting My Adobe Draw On

 

The past few days I’ve had some time to work on my drawings. I’ve included two of the illustrations I’ve done using the Adobe apps Draw and Capture on my iPad. The two illustrations are based on images I’ve collected over the years. I’ve written about the benefits of Draw before, this post is more about the uses of Capture.

For months I’ve had this app on my iPad and just never used it, but today I was looking thru emails and saw an upcoming Adobe Draw live stream event. To prepare for it I did a quick search for tips to help improve my technical skills, when I came across a tutorial on adding patterns to illustrations using Capture. It was a very straightforward technique so I incorporated it into two images that were close to completion but I felt were missing something.

 

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Cosmic Diva

A found picture of a friend of mine became the Cosmic Diva, my first image where I used texture in the background with the Capture app. Using the app, I took a quick pictures of my jeans and the tiles in my room to created some very basic patterns. To complement this image I used the jean pattern, adjusted the density and the colors to make the background more vibrant.

 

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Cosmic Voodoo Lady

With Voodoo Lady I used an image of Erykah Badu as the muse for my cosmic sight-seer. For more of an interesting spin, I used the tile pattern to give her pants some pop and the jean pattern from the first image to make the background more vibrant and tie it into the Diva image.

Below are the original picture of my floor tile and the vector image after being processed thru the Capture app.

Stay tuned for more images but for now you can check out my earlier digital drawings in my portfolio here.

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New Business Cards

IMG_0169I know I was cutting it close, just in time for New York Comic Con the new business cards have arrived.

I was finally able to lock down a design I liked and get to the printer. The artwork was all done with Adobe Illustrator and Draw between my laptop and IPad.

Look for my tips to survive Comic Con in my next post.