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1. Ink and Paint Chip Dugan

Howdy friends and neighbors!

It has been a couple months since I have had time to post something here. This summer has been a busy one. I have been working hard for a new client. The style is slightly different from my usual work, so I have had to put many hours in honing "inking and coloring" skills. Usually I do pencil drawings, and light color washes in PhotoShop which resemble water colors in the final piece. This is a style I have honed for years now, and am quite comfortable with.

The style this new client is asking for is pen and ink, like comic book art. I started using Photoshop brushes (which would have been ideal if they worked right). But I was never able to achieve the same results in the computer as real ink on real paper. After a couple of days of research I decided to delve into inking with a brush. I bought the supplies, and spent literally a couple of months trying to master a skill that takes years to hone. Not surprisingly I came up short of perfection (in my opinion). After working out the cramps in my drawing hand I switched to ink pens. There is still a problem of having to clean up the lines (removing the white of the page so I can color it). It is a time consuming process. Although I was able to reduce my clean up time dramatically with some help from my friend Matt Strieby (Matt also helped provide me with the tools I have needed to keep my work going. Thanks Matt, I owe you a lot buddy).

The drawing you see here of Chip was done with Micron Pens on Pentalic Paper for Pens. Then I scanned it, and in Photoshop (using the new selection tools they have) separated the lines from the page. Then I painted underneath the lines on a separate layer. I did this drawing to test out the new Micron pens and to practice cross hatch shading. I hope in the next couple days to post a black and white coloring page version of this art to TheSearchersWorld.com, and to The Searcher by Ryan Loghry on FB.

It has been a summer of learning, and struggling, and in the end success which is what we all strive for right? I hope you have enjoyed this post, and the drawing of our hero Chip. Thank you for stopping by. God bless, and have a terrific day.

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2. Ink and Paint Chip Dugan

Howdy friends and neighbors!

It has been a couple months since I have had time to post something here. This summer has been a busy one. I have been working hard for a new client. The style is slightly different from my usual work, so I have had to put many hours in honing "inking and coloring" skills. Usually I do pencil drawings, and light color washes in PhotoShop which resemble water colors in the final piece. This is a style I have honed for years now, and am quite comfortable with.

The style this new client is asking for is pen and ink, like comic book art. I started using Photoshop brushes (which would have been ideal if they worked right). But I was never able to achieve the same results in the computer as real ink on real paper. After a couple of days of research I decided to delve into inking with a brush. I bought the supplies, and spent literally a couple of months trying to master a skill that takes years to hone. Not surprisingly I came up short of perfection (in my opinion). After working out the cramps in my drawing hand I switched to ink pens. There is still a problem of having to clean up the lines (removing the white of the page so I can color it). It is a time consuming process, although with some help from my friend Matt Strieby I was able to reduce my time spent cleaning up dramatically.

The drawing you see here of Chip was done with Micron Pens on Pentalic Paper for Pens. Then I scanned it, and in Photoshop (using the new selection tools they have) separated the lines from the page. Then I painted underneath the lines on a separate layer. I did this drawing to test out the new Micron pens and to practice cross hatch shading. I hope in the next couple days to post a black and white coloring page version of this art to TheSearchersWorld.com, and to The Searcher by Ryan Loghry on FB.

It has been a summer of learning, and struggling, and in the end success which is what we all strive for right? I hope you have enjoyed this post, and the drawing of our hero Chip. Thank you for stopping by. God bless, and have a terrific day.

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3. Wrapping Presents


I used three black Polychromo pencils on this one. Almost - two are total stubs, and one has a little life left in it, barely. This was a lot of fun to do! Its all colored pencil - no digital at all. All I did at the end was use Photoshop to clean up around the outside edge (erase the paper texture), and a weird blob that's on my scanner that I always have to clean up on everything I scan (sigh). This stayed remarkably clean, otherwise. I resisted the urge to 'nudge' a few values here and there, because I figured I'd end up redoing the whole thing once I get started. That's the good and bad of being able to fuss with things digitally - you can go on forever. No, I decided this was done, and left it alone. Onto the next one!

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4. New Book





Woohoo! Just when I was grieving the end of one book project, another offer came. A super opportunity, feeling so blessed, I could just pinch myself!

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5. Texture Painting, Glazing Brushes, Customizability Among New Features in Corel Painter 2017

Corel has added significant improvements to the 2017 edition of its digital paint software Painter.

The post Texture Painting, Glazing Brushes, Customizability Among New Features in Corel Painter 2017 appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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6. Wine & Spirits Magazine

Here is another link for the article in Wine & Spirits Magazine.


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7. Tiny

“Remember, it's better to be a has-been than a never-was.”
Tiny Tim
Remember, it's better to be a has-been than a never-was. Tiny Tim
Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/t/tiny_tim.html

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8. New Work

A few new paintings for part one of Johanna Stein's short story, The Iron Cross, to be published in Cricket Magazine.






Oil on paper, various sizes.

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9. Lauren Rille – Getting Technical About Emotion

The first half of always awesome Lauren Rille of Simon & Schuster's afternoon session went over Bigger Picture Stuff for getting your picture book sketches and layout in good, overall shape before you move on to final art. But here are a few Smaller Picture Stuff details from the second half of her talk:

Once global pacing, tone, palette, etc., are established in your story art, then you can go through and focus on all of those big picture things again, but page by page.

Simon's New Bed by Christian Trimmer and illustrated by Melissa van der Paardt has a fantastic example of how you can push POV/perspective in just one spread to completely change the entire emotional tone of the story:


Lauren shares the initial sketch of the scene where dog Simon comes into the room ready to use his new dog bed for the first time... And cat Miss Adora Belle...

The editorial team likes this sketch very much, but they ask Melissa to push the drawing even farther, to visually interrupt what had been a light and breezy, happy day of anticipation for Simon in these two earlier spreads:
And "stop the music" as Lauren says in the spread in question. And Melissa comes back with this:
Environment is the same, characters are the same, but look at all you can achieve with just a shift in camera angle!

And even with the POV change, the editorial team wants things to go one step further. Since this scene is the big shifting moment in the story's emotional arc so far, changing up the lighting and palette compared to the earlier spread will help underscore the change in the story's tone even more.
So good!

Thanks to Lauren and S&S for letting us use these images from her actual slides!

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11. BOOK - collage by lizzie lees

Designer Lizzie Lees has created a fun new interactive book packed with ideas and material for making collages. Called 'Collage Carnival' Lizzie invites the reader to create their own artworks and projects ranging from cityscapes and travel journals using holiday snaps, to glitter-filled cards for friends. Mixed in with hints and tips for getting started are pages that can be coloured, cut out,

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12. NEW WORK - jennifer orkin lewis

Today we are lucky enough to see some brand new artwork from artist Jennifer Orkin Lewis. They form part of a collection of fresh work that uses dark backgrounds, and can be seen on Jennifer's Instagram page August Wren where she shares all of her sketchbook paintings. She is represented by Jennifer Nelson Artists and these works and more will be available for licensing. In September Jennifer

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13. Tsonokwa ~ Woman of the Woods

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“She’s called the wild woman of the woods. In some legends, she’s a giant. But she catches little children and puts them in a basket on her back, and then she takes them home and eats them.

“But she’s very slow and dull-witted, and her eyes are cast downward to symbolize this slowness of wit. So they usually get away.”

Her lips are pursed to make the “huuu-huuu” sounds that are characteristic of her. The sound is like the wind blowing, and when children hear that they will clutch at their parents’ legs so that they “don’t get carried away by Tsonokwa,”

“But if you can find her house, you would come away with untold riches. For them, that consisted of furs, walrus ivory, dried fish, dried meats, and especially copper. Copper to them was like gold is to us.”

The well-stocked house of Tsonokwa means that she is a symbol of wealth. So when a chief dispenses his inheritance to his successor, she appears in a male form and presides over the ceremony. The figure representing the male form, Geekumal, wears a mask with a beard and mustache.

Retold by Anthony H Taylor, a retired art teacher who spent a lifetime building his great ethnographic collection, and then upon passing donated it to  the University of Utah.
…and who taught me everything I know about art.

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14. Jim and Ted 15: The picnic

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I figured that Jim and Ted needed a longer break from the insanity that has been their life. So here they are enjoying a nice happy, picnic.

 

The post Jim and Ted 15: The picnic appeared first on rob-peters.com.

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15. Read A Book!


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16. BOOK - thereza rowe

London-based illustrator Thereza Rowe has joined forces with publisher Ivy Kids to create a stylish new art activity book called "Sticker, Shape, Create". The book features 1500 sticker shapes and 29 colourful background scenes along with step by step instructions on how to build up pictures. The idea is also to combine the stickers with your own drawings to add imaginative details and bring

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17. ILLUSTRATION - julia grifol

Julia Grifol is a Spanish Fashion print designer and Ilustrator who sells and licenses her patterns. Recently she decided to go back to her roots and create a series of watercolour illustrations. Here we can see some examples of her new work and more about Julia can be found online here.

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18. Wine and Spirits Magazine

Check out this month's issue of Wine and Spirits Magazine - an article titled Bowls and Bubbles with some great recipes paired with sparkling wines that I illustrated.



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19. T is for Constellation


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20. STATIONERY - lucky day

I came across these interesting stationery designs in my local branch of Waterstones. They are from the 'Lucky Day' collection by Sophie Blackall and Published by Chronicle Books. Products include a pack of twenty different cards - perfect to keep on hand for all of life's celebratory moments and a customisable paper garland that features an assortment of different die-cut charms, along with

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21. STATIONERY ETC - chronicle books

And staying with Chronicle books here is a round-up of some of the other interesting books and stationery they currently have on offer. Notebooks and cards by Jenny Bowers caught my eye, along with a smart ABC word play book by Fanny Peret. Other stand out designs include works by Katie Daisy, Darling Clementine, Skinny LaMinx, Sara Gillingham, Jessica Hische, Marion Deuchars, Marimekko, Klas

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22. George Brown, Class Clown & Shark School



Burps and sharks! I've been fortunate to illustrate some super fun chapter books over the years but George and Harry are like sons to me! I've worked on over 25 books combined on the two series.

George Brown, Class Clown (Grosset Dunlap, Penguin Random House) latest is It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Toiletman (#17)!

Find out more at George's own website. Or purchase the books here-
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Shark School (Simon & Schuster) upcoming release is Tooth or Dare! (#7) in November 2016.
Find out more at Harry Hammer's own website. Purchase the books here-
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23. Pirate Temporary Tattoos!



 Super fun pirate themed temporary tattoos created for Gumtoo.

Purchase them here-
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Also apologies for the neglected blog! It's been over a year posting here. All of my news now goes on all my social media links-

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24. Alien Invasion!


I've really been neglecting this blog! I've been creating a couple of funny Alien characters every week over on my social media links. I've created postcards, posters and birthday cards with them as well.

If you want to be up to date on my new projects and regular doses of deep space denizens then head here-

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25. Birthday Party


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