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This past weekend, I had the privilege to participate in an art showing at Fort Thomas Coffee, along with my wife, and our talented roomy/adopted son Jason Heaton. It was a major win for us on many levels. 1. As a family, our vision is to love the people of this City, and this was a very literal way for us to show them love. 2. We were able to bring together many circles of friends and acquaintances in one place. Relationships are essential for sustainable love to grow, after all. And 3. It focussed our family on working together. This, as any of you with family knows, is no small feat. Our boys even had art in the show, so we invested in this thing together in a way that has truly drawn us closer. Now, on to the art!
All of these were done digitally using Photoshop and Corel Painter.
And, just for fun, here is a shot from the opening, taken by my friend Levi.
This is a shot from a kids book that I am working on.
Corel Painter ~8 hours (side note on this: I originally put 6 fingers on his hand by accident! Thanks to my friend Brian for catching that one.)
It took several versions of this character to get it right, but I think it turned out well in the end.
Thankfully, over the past few months I have had the opportunity to do lots of music related art. This is a very personal one I got to do for my friend Tom Conlon.
Corel Painter/Photoshop ~7 hours.
This past weekend, I had the privilage of watching my friends Dave and Bethany get married. And, now that all of the festivities are finished, I can finally post the artwork I did for their wedding invitation. It was a blast attempting to capture their personalities in a caricature, while still remaining restrained and respectful enough for the occasion.
Adobe Photoshop/Corel Painter ~10 hours.
This is Bella. The second portrait of Justin Caridi’s two daughters. As I sometimes get asked, I thought I would explain my process a bit. This is not a photo manipulation, but a digital painting done “by hand” on my Wacom Cintiq, using Corel Painter. I take several photographic references, usually focusing on one pose, then use multiple photos for lighting, shading, and color reference. I draw a rough “pencil” sketch to outline the shape, then layer up color bit by bit, much like traditional media, until I get the desired result. Next time, I will post some “in-process” pics. Enjoy!
Here is the first of two portraits I did for my new friend Justin Caridi, of his daughter Sophia. What a cutey! I had a lot of fun messing around with color and texture to give it a vintage photography feel. Let me know what you think!
Corel Painter/ Adobe Photoshop ~3.5 hours
Corel Painter/Adobe Photoshop ~4 hours
Occasionally I get stuck. Frozen. I don’t know what to do next. Unfortunately, these are all bad things for the self-employed, so when I found myself in this position this afternoon, I knew I just had to do something fun to get my mind working again. So, I decided to color the sketch from my last post, and just let my mind wander. The good news is, it worked, and I have fresh goals, new ideas, and revived stamina.
Enjoy my wanderings.
Corel Painter. Around 3 hours.
(BTW, you can click on the images to see a bigger version!)
Corel Painter, ~3.5 hours.
That includes understanding how to draw them. Still workin’ on a portrait for our good friends, Mark and Heather Treas. I was happy with what I did for Mark in around an hour, but I am on about hour 6 for Heather, and we are still not quite there. Hmmmm, this has been a good learning experience for me. I think, at least, it looks like her now.
Corel Painter. Too many hours.