Wednesday, May 30, 2007


pen, 2007

Here are two pen sketches I did this spring from random photos I found online. The mom & cub sketch was from a National Geographic Society magazine. As a disclaimer, these were drawn soley for practice and I'm not making a penny from them - they aren't mine.

I made a 1920px widescreen desktop wallpaper of the wolf mom & cub image using my own brushes and textures in Photoshop here. I'll have to create and upload different screen sizes later.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Teryl Rothery

digital illustration
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
September 9, 2006

Hallalundi said she'd kick my ass if I didn't participate in the 2006 Teryl Rothery contest, a fan art/fan fic contest put on by So, not wanting my ass to be kicked, I participated. Which was good because I hadn't done a digital illustration in over a year.

Teryl photo from Other photo textures from myself and Deborah Schildt

I did it for print, so the original (not online) is 300dpi at 20" wide. I made it in widescreen monitor dimensions so it would be easy to downsize for wallpapers. For the curious, this was done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS and took about 9 hours to complete. I drew all the shapes in Illustrator, then imported the paths to Photoshop where I colored them each individually, airbrushed/blended areas, and added details (hair, shine) and textures. The only filter used was Gaussian Blur on the background. I'll put together a quick visual walkthrough in PDF format sometime later today.

1680x1050 (widescreen)