We took a wonderful trip to Tanglewood Farms west of Cumming, Georgia a few months ago. I took “way too many pictures.” But this one stood out and I have been working on this drawing in Photoshop CC for some time. I used Photoshop’s brushes, the canvas texturizer, layer styles and other techniques to create a drawing that looks like what I used to do with gray charcoal paper, charcoal and white colored pencils. Using my Wacom drawing tablet, it really felt like I was drawing with a “real” charcoal pencil! I also used the little utilized Rubber Stamp Pattern tool that acts like Painter X3’s Clone or Quick Clone tool. I started a written tutorial on this technique but it got WAY too complicated! Maybe I’ll try a video tutorial.
This totally unexpected pose was struck by the Disney actors driving down the street at Hollywood Studios at Disneyworld in Orlando. When they saw my camera, they all went into their act! This made a beautiful detailed capture of a wonderful trip Carol and I had last year. I used LucisPro 6.0 to create the dynamic detail
I painted this portrait as an assignment from a Digital Painting group I am a part of at Yahoo.com. The Digital Nuts group is comprised of 1500+ digital artists working in a number of different paint programs (including iPad and Android tablets). Each week we have seven photos to choose from to paint. Members can submit photos as “targets” for the group. It’s a great learning experience! If you are interested, please join us at http://www.pbase.com/digitalnuts.