Oct 29, 2010

Yummy Pie!

"Yummy Pie!"
colored pencil & watercolor

Totally enjoyed using the colored pencil! Watercolor went over it just perfectly and I'm way excited to use this in all of my work. :)

For those curious, I use Verithin Prismacolor pencils.

Changing a Painting Step

Working on an illustration for a possible book, and thought I'd change up how I apply the drawing.

Of course I start with a sketch from my sketchbook and scan it in.

Resize to what I need and up the levels in photoshop so that I can see my lines clearly.
Print it off, place under watercolor paper on light board.

The change is this, instead of using my graphite pencil...which I tend to be VERY neat with, I decided to use a colored pencil. I have come to love the texture of colored pencils so much, that I've even started to just sketch in them.

I don't know exactly how this will effect the painting process, or the paint in general, but hoping it gives a warm and soft undertone.

I guess we'll have to wait and see! :)

Oct 19, 2010

Signature Tags

A new package of images for signature tagging and tubing is available up on CILM


I am very interested in seeing what people have created!

So if you've created a sig tag using my images please comment and send me a link to the image. I would very much like to let others know of your creation and see what's out there!

Although I've been with CILM for awhile (with a gap of time in between) I have yet to see the work being used. :)

Oct 14, 2010

Studio Helper

It's always great to know that I have a friend to lean on....er....well I mean to be an arm to lean on!
Talor beggin' for attention. It's an usual affair at the computer desk.

Many Blessings!

Oct 13, 2010

Which One?!

I'm looking into purchasing a new camera to take photos for the etsy shop...
but making a choice is frustrating. Reviews are almost annoying because you get the same reviews, good and bad, for every kind of camera.

Does anyone have experience or their own opinions about these cameras? 
I have it narrowed down to three and I would love to hear some feedback. :)

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FH1 Digital Camera with Basic Accessory Kit (Black)

12.1 Megapixels
5x Wide Angle Optical Zoom Lens
2.7" LCD
High Speed Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilization
Intelligent Scene Detection
High Sensitivity (ISO 6400)
HD Video Recording
Advanced Face Detection

    Pentax Optio H90 Digital Camera with Basic Accessory Kit (Ceramic White

    12.1 Megapixels
    5x Optical Zoom
    2.7" LCD
    Stylish Design
    Advanced Face Detection
    Pixel Track Shake Reduction
    HD Video Recording

       Samsung SL605 Digital Point and Shoot Camera with Basic Accessory Kit (Black)
      12.2 Megapixels
      5x, 27-135mm Equivalent Wideangle Zoom
      Protected From Dust, Dirt and Sand
      Smart Night Mode for Great Low-Light Pix
      Image Stabilization Prevents Blurry Pix
      Smile Shot for Better Portraits
      Blink Detection
      Multiple Scene Modes for Best Exposure
      Apply Color Styles in Camera
      Print to PictBridge Printer w/o Computer

        Oct 8, 2010

        Angel Series Con't.

        "Noon" sketch

        "Dusk" sketch

        Just one more sketch and these girls are ready to be transferred and painted. :D So excited!!