Saturday, December 19, 2009

Painterly? Stuff?

I just finished teaching my Drawing and Composition class and really loved it. The class was great, the critiques kept getting better and so did the artwork. Some of the final drawings were phenomenal. I'm getting a few of them scanned and I may post them here if I have permission from the students.
This winter semester I'm teaching Digital Painting again. So in preparation for teaching I did some painterly work, a couple very different from my "usual style" and a couple that are really close just with a painterly edge. Here are the illustrations.

This first one is a self portrait. I stole the color scheme from a painting that I saw recently and I got the photo by messing around with the camera on my wife's laptop. The photo I took was scary, but I fixed the gross neck thing and painted this. The texture is from an ink wash I scanned.

This second one was produced the same way as the first, except the color scheme came from a different setting (thermal imaging) on the camera thing.

So next I did a little drawing and colored it how I normally do, then used the same digital brush and texture I used on the other two digital paintings. I like the watercolor feel that it has. I decided to explore this a little more.

Middle School Basketball

I tried to make this next one look even more painted than the last. I really like some things about it.

And lastly I did a drawing for fun and made it into a t-shirt design. Here is the illustration:
Explosion Heart Shirt Design

You can vote for it HERE at

Monday, December 07, 2009

Emo Link (from Zelda) 2009

Just a dumb idea I have for a story. Link is just really kinda sad about saving Hyrule in the year 2009.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

New Inklings

I've been practicing inking with a brush. These are some exercises I have done.

I am thinking about selling the inked originals. The bottom 3 are on Bristol Board but the Green Lantern one is on computer paper. I was thinking $20 + shipping for the bristol ones and $15 + shipping for the Green Lantern. If you are interested just shoot me an email. mike (at) mikelaughead (dot) com

I really like how the colors on the Green Lantern one turned out. I want to do more in that style.