For this Illustration Friday, I decided to keep playing with the Wacom and Photoshop, so I drew and inked a sketch, then played with color and brushes in the computer. I really like the way this process has been going, and the palette is very unlike my usual earthy tones. It’s definitely good to get out of the comfort zone.
Having some fun with some customized Photoshop brushes by Kyle Webster. I am really enjoying exploring more as a digital painter. After looking at my previous logo, I realized I didn’t really like yellow all that much, but I love orange…and foxes. Since my given name is a fun noun, I can’t totally discount it, especially as an artist. My favorite subjects to paint and draw are animals, so why not incorporate that into my “brand”? I like painting and getting messy, but cleanup after a drawing/scanning/Photoshop session is as easy as closing a laptop. And I feel my knowledge has grown a bit over the past year. This piece shows where I tested some of the brushes before using them on Mr. Fox up there, and includes the original drawing layer. I thought they added something to this post, but will not be on my final logo. Now I just need to play with type.