Tuesday, November 7, 2023

 Under the sea detectives

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Reading in bed

 Wonderful textured fill presets in Synthetik Studio Artist


Vector play using textured vector presets in Synthetik Studio Artist
These presets use a "wet mix" to blend colors

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Sketches art

 Some fun little iPad sketches with Tayasui Sketches

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Come Look!

 Playing with Studio Artist 5.5+

Lines and fills made with vector tools.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Testing Studio Artist

Studio Artist will be releasing an upgrade very soon.
Easily the most fun software I have ever encountered for making all kind of visuals.


Friday, January 15, 2021

A house in Blotville

Textured presets from Studio Artist.
They draw this way. Lots of texture.


Couple more "blotville" presets fun pictures.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Designs that might have been

Mad (but not scary) scientists that might have been.

Affinity Designer from Photoshop comps:


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Saturday, November 23, 2019


I remember a challenge question along the lines of:
Illustrate the word "giant".
Try to avoid cliches of previous representations AND size comparisons...
The one without the other... "giant" without something not giant...
None of these are that. But exploring character looks pays off in other ways.

Using Tayasui Sketches

Sunday, April 14, 2019

IF: Imaginary Friend(s)?

Some fun with Studio Artist and wet wash like effects.

More fun with interesting hatch effects with SA.

Monday, October 29, 2018

IF: Witch

Happy Halloween!

And an update with less bad tangents:

Made with Affinity Designer 1.6

Sunday, August 19, 2018

fun little comps.

Literally little Photoshop comps.
Done tiny - these cant have much detail. They have to be about the layout.
Oddly - no tool I have is as easy to use for fast comping as Photoshop. The program gets this level of job done without the strange hinderances that other programs throw into the process.

Just the brush and layers.
Colors for comping - dropped back so far they (hopefully) dont influence actual color design of the final art.
Probably should have dropped it to grey scale - but no color is no fun.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

IF: Giant

Giant flying mushroom hideout.

Experimenting with Rebelle 2 watercolor effects

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spider and Fly

A take on the classic using Affinity Designer.
A color version (original) and sepia alternative.
This interpretation was based on a rough done for a book of nursery rhymes.
I liked the comp for its different feel and colors (tho not the original spider).

And then there were some other ideas tried as well.
The mushroom stairs comp:
This was closer to the final version that was finally cut from the book.

The modern slant - with tech being the seductive element.