"Hey! Those were my blocks!”
(a follow-up to "Getting ready to go Godzilla")

"Hey! Those were my blocks!”

(a follow-up to "Getting ready to go Godzilla")

"Getting ready to go Godzilla"

"Getting ready to go Godzilla"

Just chillin’ out

Just chillin’ out

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

"Tea-Rex"

Because even dinosaurs appreciate a good cuppa.

Available on mugs (and as a print) in my Society6 store.

Illustration Friday: “Survival”

Illustration Friday: “Survival”

Say hello to Tea Rex

Say hello to Tea Rex

Just for fun, I decided to revisit this old sketch and turn it into a digital painting.

Above:

  1. The original sketch was something I drew in colored pencil way back in 2012. I scaled it up to something like 2800px x 4000px before starting work on the painting.
  2. I began by laying in values, and paying no attention to color at all. I’m fairly new to digital painting, but this is a technique that Sam Spratt uses to amazing effect, so it seemed like it was worth experimenting with. I worked with… uh… I think it was 4 or 5 different values, including white. Started out with a simple round brush to block in major value areas, then switched to one of Gimp’s chalk brushes to create some texture and blend the edges of some areas.
  3. I finished things up by creating an Overlay layer, and applying colors to that. Almost entirely with a soft round brush set to 100% opacity, although I did add some patches of color using lower opacity in a few places. I also went back to the values to tweak those in a few places.

Start to finish, I think the whole thing took about 3-4 hours. Great way to spend a Sunday night!

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"Whatever, dude. I was into that band 65 million years before they were popular."

"Whatever, dude. I was into that band 65 million years before they were popular."