Monday, December 8, 2008


It's been a while since I posted. This was painted from a sketch I made about 2 years ago. Great thing about digital art is the ability go back in time like that. Value study for the most part. I'm still working out a few things but it's getting easier and faster. I was going to add color before posting but I wanted to get started on my next project.

I really like the artist oils in Painter. Feels pretty much like real oils especially with the 6d stylus pen. The real world color paint swatches are really helpful when you have the same names as real tube paint. 100% Corel Painter x.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


My favorite hero from Warcraft 3 (ROC). This was a comic book ink drawing I created about 6 years ago and I decided to paint it...well part of it. The original drawing was a full body but I didn't want to get too deeply committed into a painting that would never get finished. This was a lot of discovery for me. Basically just trying out as many brushes as I can find in Corel Painter X and trying to work with them. Oils, Artists' Oils, Chalk, Glow, Airbrush ,and a Blender pretty much makes up the entire painting.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Self Caricature

This was a pretty tough painting for me. It was hard for me to keep it exaggerated. I wanted to keep hacking away at the shapes early and it started to look too much like a portrait. I watch Joe Bluhm's Tom Cruise at work and got inspired to do this. This one I did all in Corel PainterX.

I ordered Don Seegmiller's new Painter book last week and I'm pretty excited about it. There's so much about Painter that I really don't "tap" into much. The pattern chalks is my new step I think. Watching Andrew Jones work them has me in the mood to add it to my list of tools.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lord Death

Back when I was about 13 years old I used to play a roleplaying game called "Champions". Basically it was a superhero version of dungeons and dragons. My cousin Kevin and I were pretty much the only ones in this exclusive "club" and this image is a redesign of his character named "Lord Death". This started out as just the helmet that was sitting on my computer for about a year. I then just drew the body under it. All the painting was done in Corel painter with texturing done in Photoshop. Roughly 7 hours up to this point.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sketch painting

Black and white painting done for practice. 100% Corel Painter. I really enjoy the 6d pen with Painter brushes, especially the palette knives. Though I had to use a European wacom driver in order to get it to work.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Bruce Lee painting I did for fun. This is fairly old and it was tough to resist going back in and reworking the color and some values. This was done with 100% Painter I believe. I might've did some thumbnail sketches in Photoshop but all the value work and color was done in Painter. Oh I did use some Photoshop Color Balance on it though.


I was looking for face reference on the internet when I stumbled onto a site called "faces of meth". It showed the affects of meth on peoples faces in short time spans with monstrous results. This guy was one of the better ones but he had one of those heads that I just had to paint.

The tools I used were Photoshop 20% and Painter 80%. Nothing really fancy in regards to brushes. Just a normal default dry media brush in Photoshop for the sketch and default "oil" brushes in painter. Spent about 6 hours on it.