Sunday, March 1, 2015

IF: Reflection

Experiments with Vector Paint Presets SAV5
cd_vect_cakedline series

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Some drawing fun

Some experiments with a grainy stroke vector presets in SA V5

and silly fun with raster presets

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

a little scene IF: noise

The scene is a hyper idealized representation of a little water runoff "cove" I remember from childhood adventures. The noise of the tiny rivulet of water back under the grass always seemed to invite exploration - but the only way to get back into the cove was thru the water - and I was too chicken to step in and get soaked.

Some experimentation with a very liquid look to vector based presets
These were meant to simulate the gradated tonal look of sumi ink paint strokes and water application to existing strokes

cd-vect_sumi-longsoft series

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

IF: jagged

Fake old world book cover using SAV4 and Photoshop

Sunday, January 25, 2015

IF: Passion

As kids my friend and I had a passion for catching turtles…
Combined with a lasting fixation (passion) for sumo style ink painting - and adding to that SAV5 vector paints…
We would see the turtle head peeking up. You could tell how big the turtle was from the head and shadow of its body - sometimes.

cd_vect_softdraw set




Saturday, January 17, 2015

IF: toy

Toying around with vector based SA presets.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

IF: invention

Mii Cars - not my invention. My take on the concept.
Art created years ago with Flash

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

IF: Light

Candle light.

Vector presets

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A quick scribble using two vector presets in SAV5
The movie (tho very poor quality here) shows something that may not be evident in the sketch.
The fluidity (fun factor too) of the stroke application and buildup. 
The main preset used mixes with the color already on the canvas.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SAV5 vector presets experiments

Experimenting with various vector based presets
looking for both a natural media appearance and something different. My wobbly hand at it wobbliest.

The detail here shows off a few of the presets effects

Friday, November 21, 2014

Slowly learning to use new features

Some attempts at a playful use of new options in SA V5
The hillside scene represents a whole different approach to vector art for me.

cd_draw_watershape (presets)

cd_vecthair (presets)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SA beta art tools

Experiments with SA V5 beta software.
The images below were made with (much tweaked) Presets that make either swatches of color that bleeds out (appears to) or a line drawing preset that fires off stray material in its wake.