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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

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Buy a poster, greeting card, or high quality print of this image on Fine Art America (with options to have it beautifully framed and matted).

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