Friday, December 18, 2009

The Gloop Pen

This is the pattern of stained glass on my back door. As I was sketching this painting yesterday, I had the idea to draw the house across the street looking through this door so I began to think about how to do this. This is a study where I used three layers (again in Artrage 3). The painting from yesterday on layer one, the transparent glass color on layer two, and the divisions on layer three. I used the ruler stencil and inking pen to make the divisions and then created the middle layer and used the gloop pen (great name, huh?) to make the transparent glass. I suppose I could have used another tool like the paintbucket and set the opacity level but I just wanted to use the gloop pen because it seemed like more fun.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Color Intensity Study

Artrage 3 is out now and this is a study I did while watching a Skip Lawrence video on color intensity - all on one layer except the quick tree sketch to the right which is just to see what I want to put on that side.