Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gone Fishing

Pen & ink & Photoshop.


  1. I love the effect of the pen ink and photoshop. Do you have to do much manipulation in photoshop or do you scan and touch up? I do some illustration and I am about to do a course in photoshop and wonder how to get the paint effect as I love the depth it brings. Can you share any tips?

  2. For this one, I scanned in the inked drawing, and used the regular Photoshop brush at probably 20%, then added a texture to the whole page. Another experiment is here:

    I like to use one of the Photoshop default brushes called "charcoal large smear," which in PS8 is a couple below the leaf brush and star brush. It uses both the foreground and background color. I use it at various opacities, sometimes to good effect, sometimes not. I used it for these two:

    Can't beat real watercolor, but I like to try ways to simulate it. For more acrylic or oil effects, you can get some excellent results with ArtRage.

    I have no idea what I'm doing, but have fun experimenting. A good source to study are motion picture concept artists. I'm trying to remember one of my favorites... I'll post it if I can remember. I lose all my bookmarks every couple of years.

  3. I remembered! It is Chris Mullins. Awesome conceptual artist.