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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Field Marshal Chuck: A recent digital painting done using Sketchbook Pro and a Wacom tablet.


Howdy!

This summer, I've been spending a lot of time over at the Sketchbook Section of the Concept Art Forum.  Artists from all over the world post paintings, drawings from their "real world" sketchbooks, and because so many of them work with digital software they post a lot of digital images as well. 

Generally they're pretty helpful and post encouragement and tips and critiques about each others work.

I began my Sketchbook there a while back and have been posting more and more of my work there.  If you're an artist I would really recommend you do the same...it can be very helpful and inspiring to be in contact with so many artists all trying to improve their art.

I've been doing a lot of caricatures/cartoony characters in my real world sketchbook and had a comment or two that I should work them up into digital paintings.

So I took a recent image into Sketchbook Pro and had a lot of fun bringing it to life.

I call him "Field Marshal Chuck" and have posted the final image as well as the original sketch below.  I also included a composite of a few of the steps along the way.

 
 
Thanks for looking in!
 
Ciao, 
 
Jephyr

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Digital images were created using Sketchbook Pro and my trusty Wacom Intuos tablet.

Copyright 2011, Jephyr! (Jeff Curtis), All Rights Reserved


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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Digital Painting - Worked up from a drawing in a sketchbook

Hi again,

Last summer I was at Extreme Bean, a real cool Tempe coffee house, listening to some live jazz music with a friend. Of course we were sketching too.

A sketch of an ant "relaxing" with a cup o'joe and a smoke spilled outa my brain and into my sketchbook.

I always kinda liked the image and had the intent for ages to take it digital and "paint" it.

Sometimes things in my world move WAY slower than I ever imagine...but recently I took the image into Sketchbook Pro and worked it into a (hopefully) humorous illustration.

Along the way my ant character "lost" his smoking habit but gained a hottie female ant friend. I decided he needed to be an artist too. : )

Anyway...hope you like it!


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Update:  5-21-2012  I've uploaded a large high quality file of this image to Fine Art America a "print on demand" service.

You can now purchase prints of this image on posters, greeting cards and high quality canvas reproductions.  They also offer a number of framing and matting options:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/le-artiste--large--high-resolution-jephyr-art.html

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A composite look at the original image and some of the steps I took to get to the final illustration



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And a close-up view of just "le-artiste".


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Thanks for looking in!

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Created using Sketchbook Pro and my trusty Wacom Intuos tablet.

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Images: Copyright 2011, Jeff Curtis, All Rights Reserved

Please visit my site for more examples of my art and no one will get hurt:

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Find more artwork on Fine Art America: Digital Humor Funny Paintings



Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Photos from the 2011 Phoenix Comicon

Hi beautiful people! (you know who you are!)

Saturday some friends and I went to the 2011 Phoenix Comicon and saw Leonard Nimoy (SPOCK!) and Marvel Maverick Stan Lee speak.

Then it was downstairs to the exhibitors booths! I had the most fun snapping pix of all the peeps who'd taken the time to dress up.

Thanks to each of them who allowed me to take their photo...everyone was so cool...not an attitude in the bunch!

Here are some of the pix.

































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All Photos: Copyright 2011, Jephyr (Jeff Curtis), All Rights Reserved

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Mesa Community College Video Contest: Declare Success Your Major

Hi!

The school I’m attending, Mesa Community College is having a video contest: Declare Success Your Major. Current students were invited to create a video on how MCC has positively impacted their future.

I’m having a VERY good experience there, so creating a video on that topic wasn't difficult.

MCC offers some 200 degree programs!! I’m working towards finishing both a Fine Arts and Digital Illustration degrees. I used that experience as a foundation for my video, talk about the school and show a lot of my artwork for various classes. Towards the end I include personal work I’ve digitally painted using my Wacom Intuos Tablet and Sketchbook Pro software.

If you’re thinking about attending school, or know someone who is, you can get a fantastic education at MCC and save a truckload of money too. I talk more about all that in the video.

I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments section here.



Or see the video directly on YouTube

Thanks,

Jephyr

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UPDATE:  I won First Prize and $500.00 for my video!!  Yeah!
http://www.mesacc.edu/students/video/winners-2011.html


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Video: Copyright 2011, Jeff Curtis, All Rights Reserved

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Speed Painting / Time Lapse Video: Sketchbook Pro and Wacom Intuos Tablet

Hello!!

I haven't posted in FOREVER!!! To the many millions (if not billions) who follow this blog...I apologize! : )

Anywho...I've been very busy with projects of all kinds since my last post. I hope since I've found my way back I'll be able to post several that have been occupying my time.

I just uploaded a Speed Painting / Time Lapse video to YouTube created using Sketchbook Pro and a Wacom Intuos Tablet. I used Sony Vegas Pro 10 for video editing and Sony Acid for the music. CamStudio (a fantastic freeware program) was used for the video capture of the "painting" process.

Here's a look at the final image:



Image Link

And here's the video:


Or see view it full size on YouTube or in all its HD glory:

Click here

Let me know what you think! : )

Thanks for looking in,

Jephyr

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Image and Video: Copyright 2011, Jeff Curtis, All Rights Reserved

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