digital painting. playing with narrative composition. photoshop
Use colour layers sparingly. It’s very easy to go crazy and make it look filtered and gimmicky. I tend to only use multiply, colour burn and overlay layers. Because of this, I’ve gotten use to it enough that I know how certain colours will effect different tones. In the end if your tones are weak and unreadable (lacking contrast etc) then fancy colour layers won’t save you. For this sketch the focus is on the tonal contrast and composition. I wanted to emphasize the moment between the woman and the knight, using the colours to strengthen the somber mood and suggest a narrative. I like to think that the knight is apologizing to the woman. no ref.
Thanks to those who have bought my art book so far. I really appreciate the support and hope you enjoy the book!
Self publishing can be expensive. I thought about cheaper alternatives of distribution such as digital books or PDFs. However, the point of me making this art book is so that the majority of my personal work that is made and showcased digitally can be viewed and held physically as an artifact.
Print is not dead; It gives my work a life that exists without an internet connection. And it looks beautiful.
Less than a week left to pledge for Chromacon! 4/5 of the way there, if we don’t reach the goal, nothing goes through.
Iv seen some ridiculous kickstarter campaigns get hundreds and thousands of dollars funded in a couple of days. This is only 5000 New Zealand dollars and we are still pushing within the last week to reach our goal.
There are awesome backer rewards including physical artbooks, original drawings, posters and more.
Chromacon isn’t only about illustration and comics in New Zealand - It’s a step towards a broader horizon for the illustration and comics industry. It’s to raise greater awareness and appreciation for the art of visual story telling and the artists behind it.
Chromacon is non-profit and independently run, so every bit of support is appreciated. So if you have a passion for illustration and comics or simply appreciate the hard work that goes into this stuff then please help spread the word!
We choose 2 random words then illustrate it either as a comic, single image or whatever.
I liked this one so i spent another 20 mins on it.
One day I’ll make a picture book.
I made a noob on a previous post and didn’t link the pledgeme campaign for the Chromacon illustration/comic festival. I updated it now but please check it out and even if you can’t attend, you can help support the growth of the illustration and comics community in New Zealand!
I did this piece for the Macro & Micro show opening this Friday at the Light Grey Art Lab. I chose the ‘everything else’ category which includes anything that is not specifically in the animal, mineral or vegetable category.
With the recent confirmation of the Higgs boson and consequently the Higgs field, I felt it was relevant to try and illustrate the concept of this ‘god particle’ and the impact it has on everyday life.
Here is an article which explains the Higgs Boson.
Sub atomic particles are interesting to me because they are the fundamental building blocks of our known universe. Yet it takes a level of faith to believe that the world around us is made up of particles that have never been seen with the naked eye. The scientific impact of the Higgs boson is wide, but I am no scientist. I simply have an interest in science from an observational point of view. Only time will tell what major impact the discovery of the Higgs boson will have on our everyday lives.
The show will be on from April 19 - May 10 at the Light Grey Art Lab and features work from over 90 different awesome artists. go check it out.