Wednesday, April 29, 2009

just fooling around

I just felt like playing around with color and different brush textures. these quick character sketches are always good for that, they are expendable no need to feel precious with them.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Painter Pete's Pocket money Perspiration

It' about time I posted some new work. Been busy the last few days working on this series of illustrations as samples for the childrens book market.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Photoshop brushes

I was just playing around with some new photoshop brushes from Brusheezy web site.
they are a heap of different brushes. I tried the angry painter 2 and came up with this back ground for this angry old woman cartoon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cracked Jack book cover Dummy

this is a dummy book cover for Cracked Jack and the Nautical Nightmare Race.

take a look at the full image with title lettering here. Cracked Jack Book Cover

Thursday, April 9, 2009

watercolor playtime

I am trying out the watercolors again it has been a while. I have been wanting to experiment with them and see what I can come up with. I sketched the boy using a waterproof brush pen and then just hit it with the watercolor paint

I need to use better paper for a start this was just a rough go at it so I just used a piece of regular copy paper. I now know that heavier paper bleeds better and I would have gotten a more interesting result. but this is step one and it was fun to use a real brush and push the wet paint on the page instead of painting digital.

will try some more again soon

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bob Trimbole

Here is a painted sketch of Bob Trimbole played by Roy Billing in the latest Underbelly TV mini series