Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How To Paint This White Sands Yucca In Acrylics On Canvas

My newest eBook is available at Amazon.com. For those of you who like to paint in acrylics, check it out. There is a link to it on the upper left side of this blog. My daughter and her boyfriend went on vacation to the White Sands Monument in New Mexico and asked me to do a painting from one of their photographs. This eBook takes you step-by-step through the painting process so you can paint your own White Sands Yucca.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Walt Disney Background Art



When I was an art student at the University of Oklahoma, many eons ago, I had the pleasure of studying under a gentleman who worked at Walt Disney Studios as a background artist. This is one of the colored pencil drawings I made at his instruction. It was the first time I started with a black art board and colored dark to light to bring up the detail.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Adobe Photoshop eBook Cover

This is a commissioned eBook cover I did using the painting tools in Adobe Photoshop. I started by doing a pencil sketch on paper. Then I scanned the sketch into a JPEG the dimensions it needed to be for the cover. I used various paint brushes in Photoshop to add the color. The text was added later.