Shark!

Though Shark Week has become incredibly lame with all of its faux documentaries and lack of real science, I still love sharks.

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Kid’s iOS Mobile Game UI

An exercise in just working on some UI screens. Practicing with some illustrator textures as well.

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Composition with Dog and Bird

This is closer to how I paint with oils. All it took was finding that one brush and not fighting against its nature. This is far from perfect, but now I have a guidepost. It took me a tenth of the time to complete compared to most things I’ve published here and it’s drastically better.

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Black and White Life Studies

I’ve totally neglected still lifes as a good way to practice basic drawing. I haven’t done any in years. At some point, you start to believe you don’t need basic stuff like this anymore. I’ve had some drawing struggles this year, and I think they can help for practicing foundation skills and basic paint application in photoshop.

I created a couple of black and white studies from some simple life objects this afternoon after being inspired by Matt Kohr over at his blog ctrlpaint.com. I don’t know where he finds the time to post so many instructional videos, but his methodology is solid and easy to pick up. Excellent resource for novices and professionals alike.

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