In this mermaid painting tutorial, I will show you the full process of my illustration The Porcelain Mermaid. I focus on digital painting and how I build up a whimsical illustration in many layers through an organic development process. There is a great deal of discovery in the process, combined with a basic structure. I work in Adobe Photoshop CC, on a Wacom Cintiq 27HD Touch tablet.
"The full name of the street was Nameless Way, but most people simply called it 'Nameless'. It was in the worst part of the city, a dingy little alley where riffraff and [...]
"It's a strange place, filled to the brim with long-lost memories, forgotten and discarded things, and torrents of laughter. Laughter from lost one that built up through the ages, until at last [...]
I found them inside an old shipwreck, pried them from an old cabinet of sorts. I have but six, but I will find more. There are always more.
“Her ribs still felt bruised and her knuckles raw. It had been five days since the last fight, just five days but she already felt the itch for another. Usually, she would go longer between fights to recover, but not this time. She was frustrated and she knew only one way to calm her emotions.
A little story and art teaser for my upcoming book Montague Mouse: “You have me and I have you, so we will never be alone. Not truly anyhow. No matter where we go and what will befall us, we will always be friends.” The frog brightened in a smile as Montague spoke, he pulled the little mouse in for a great big hug (...)
"It was an old world that slept in the deep, it had been there for as long as she could remember. The ornamentation of barnacles and seaweed gave it an almost [...]
Like many other children of the 80s and 90s, I have enjoyed playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) since my teenage years. My first experience with it was Baldur’s Gate II and I was immediately hooked. D&D opened this fantastical world to me and was one of the reasons I became obsessed with creating art
Do you know that feeling when inspiration just comes barraging at inconvenient times and you have to sit down and let it flow? I've been watching Narnia while catching up on client work, and I felt so inspired I had to take a break yesterday and knock this new Apocalina sketch out.
Whoever you are, wherever you are. I hope this post finds you in good health and spirit. 2017 is on it's the last doorstep, tomorrow we bid a sparkling new year welcome! 2017 [...]