Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chloe Sullivan of Smallville

The line drawing was done by Dominic Marco and the coloring was done by me. Took about 5 hours total in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. Not for a commission or anything, just practice. Comments and Crits welcome!

Latest istock Submissions - Durham Ranger Salmonfly

Salmon fly done completely in Adobe Illustrator™ that adheres to's art requirements.

Latest istock Submissions - Punk Rock Girl

Final art that was submitted to istock.

Girl fully colored.

Completed line art of girl completed.

Sketch of girl with background concept added.

Original sketch of girl.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

2009 Punctum Day Award Winners Announced!

The 2009 Punctum Day Award winners were selected for their outstanding quality and artistic merit in each of the six categories: Photo, Vector, Video, Audio, Flash and Design. Each of the Punctum Day Award winners in these six categories have won $5,000 USD.

The 60 finalists for six of the categories were selected from over 1,750,000 photos, vectors, videos, audio files, Flash files, and design submissions. The judging panel selecting the winners included Trish & Chris Meyer, founders of Crish Design (formerly CyberMotion), Russell Brown, Sr. Creative Director at Adobe Systems Incorporated, and Scott Kelby, Editor, Publisher, and co-founder of Photoshop User magazine and Editor-in-Chief of Layers magazine.

See the winners here.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Association of Medical Illustrators

The professional objectives of the Association of Medical Illustrators (AMI) are to

* promote the study and advancement of medical illustration and allied fields of visual communication, and

* promote understanding and cooperation with the medical profession and related health science professions.

The AMI is made up of ~700 talented communicators working in the realms of cutting edge medicine and science. These individuals are highly trained artists who create visual materials designed to facilitate the recording and dissemination of medical and scientific knowledge. Members are involved in the creation of illustrations, models, animations, and interactive programs, and also serve in consultant, advisory, educational and administrative roles in all aspects of scientific communications and related areas of visual education.

The Association of Medical Illustrators is an international organization founded in 1945, and incorporated in Illinois.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Recent iStock Uploads

Another addition to my fishing fly collection on istock. Soon I am going to start creating Salmon flies. Hopefully they will do well in sales.

Buy this illustration

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Art of Dominic Marco

"Dominic Marco is a classically trained artist/illustrator best known for his whimsical and sexy style of Pin-Up art which has been featured in a variety of television advertisements, magazines, and websites.

Prior to flying solo as an self-employed artist, Dominic has worked as an animator, designer, storyboard artist and all-around-computer guru for various companies in both Canada and the UK.

Dominic currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with wonderfully supportive family and somewhat supportive beagle."
Dominic Marco

I ran across this guy's art, and I must say it is quite amazing.

Here is a link to his official site, and the link to his deviantart account.

He is also using Tiltviewer to showcase his portfolio. A free Flash and JavaScript-based photogallery.

images copyright Dominic Marco

Upside Down Heads - Digital Demonry

Some of my co-workers heads, upsidedown.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lunchtime Disc Golf Photo Corruption - vol. III

When will it end? Last ones of John's that I couldn't pass up. Once again, Original on top.

Lunchtime Disc Golf Photo Corruption - vol. II

Russ getting in on the action.

Lunchtime Disc Golf Photo Corruption - vol. I

Ok, I brought up the suggestion to John and Russ to lean against the tree like they were in a cheesy senior portrait. I was barely able to contain myself when John posed because he was able to keep such a straight face (I almost could not take the picture because I was laughing so hard). Original photo is on top, rest to follow.
This is round I of III.

The Art of Franz Steiner

When I first saw this guy's work, I thought that all of the subjects in his pieces were modeled in Maya. I finally got motivated enough to look up his professional site and I found that the subjects are a mix of both humans and 3D models.
He works at Blutsbrüder Design... a design studio located both in Los Angeles and Germany, which him and father started. Very cool effects. There are many more examples of the blending of human forms and 3D models on the company's website. There are also many examples on Franz's CGPortfolio site.

Below is the original photoshoot image and the post 3d production work in the piece called "Bodyshopping 01". A lot of very impressive techniques being used here.

Marcos Aurelio (EstudioManga)

Great caricature artist. Here is his profile on CGPortfolio.

Image copright Marcos Aurelio

Painter 11 is out

Looks pretty darn cool, too.

Expand your creativity with Painter 11, the most inventive digital painting software on the market. By adding Painter to your workflow, you gain a full art studio that gives you the tools to create unprecedented artwork. Digital art tools let you experiment with color theory, composition and brush strokes, without the toxins, mess and expenses associated with traditional art. Support for the entire Wacom® product line, including industry-leadingCintiq® interactive pen displays and Intuos® drawing tablets, gives you the most responsive digital painting experience so your hand and brush work fluidly as one. Customizable paper textures give your art added artistic undertones, plus a level of texture and detail that no other digital painting or photo-painting tools can produce. Painter is changing what's possible in art. Now it's your turn.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wreckage of My Past - The Story of Ozzy Osbourne

Coming in 2010


The Art of Josh Ellingson

This guy's work kind of reminds me of the art of Coop. Very cool.
View his site here.

Friday, July 31, 2009

iStock Punctum Day Awards - August 19th

2009 Worldwide Punctum Day Awards will dish out $45,000

Please vote for any of my illustrations here. Thanks!

From the iStock site:
We all love images: it's why we're here. We love photographs that stop us in our tracks, make us forget whatever we were just doing, and force us to just sit and stare. We love getting lost in the world of a video, losing ourselves in a sound, marveling at an illustration. Some of us even love a good Flash drop-down menu. (Really.) We all know the feeling, even if we don't know the name for it. That'd be Punctum: to be punctured, wounded even, by an aesthetic moment. It's a sharp metaphor (courtesy of Roland Barthes). It's the perfect word for the feeling we crave when we turn to art.

Around these parts, Punctum is something else: our very own holiday. Join us on August 19th for our 3rd annual celebration of all things arresting and puncturing here at iStockphoto. It's your chance to vote for your favorites from each of our file-families. So the next time a photograph, illustration, Flash file, video clip or audio file makes you forget what you're doing, give it a vote. You’ll see the VOTE button on any file close-up page if it’s eligible.

We'll record all of your votes and then pass them on to a panel of judges – some real honest-to-goodness celebrities. The winner in each of the 6 categories will receive $5,000 US. You can follow along at home on our Top Picks page, where you'll see a random selection of the current top 100 vote-getters every time you stop in. So it'll be changing all the time – F5.

Worldwide Punctum Day Voting: July 6-24, 2009
Winners will be announced: August 19, 2009

Exposé 7 - Now Available

Check it out... view all of the art with the book previewer on the site.
Go to the Exposé 7 site

"Celebrate the world's finest new digital art. EXPOSÉ 7 showcases the year’s best artists and art from a record number of entries. With 391 inspiring images prepared by 288 artists from 51 countries, you will discover the very best work across 20 different categories."
Exposé Magazine

CGSociety Feature Tutorial - Painting Realistic Eyes

This is a very detailed tutorial that has greatly helped me when it comes to painting eyes.

CGSociety Feature Tutorial
Painting Realistic Eyes
Linda Bergkvist, 4 October 2005

The CGSociety in conjunction with Ballistic Publishing is pleased to present a feature tutorial by Linda Bergkvist, renowned in the digital arts community for her gorgeous portrayal of characters. In this tutorial, Linda shows us step by step how she paints realistic eyes.

View the tutorial here.

The Art of Aly Fell - aka poshspice

Visit Aly Fell's Portfolio

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Welcome to MereKat Creations... home of the peanut butter mustard salami sandwich!

"Counter Strike: Source" Copyright Kristen Perry 2009

"HL2 Cop" Copyright Kristen Perry 2009

Merekat (a.k.a. Kristen Perry) has created character concepts and cover art on numerous games such as:
Guild Wars 2 <— Current Project
Guild Wars: Eye of the North
Guild Wars: Nightfall
Guild Wars: Factions

VALVe Software
Half-Life 2
Team Fortress 2
Counter-Strike: Source
Day of Defeat: Source
Half LIfe: Source
Counterstrike: Condition Zero
Counterstrike: Xbox
An unnamed project
Also designed poster and packaging illustrations for Day of Defeat

A very gifted artist with an incredible portfolio and resumé.

Visit her site here.

Longboarding in Duluth

Bad-ass video.

Longboarding from Alex Horner on Vimeo.

United Men Divide "Darkness" Music Video

Very creative videography and storyline.

More music on their myspace page.

Darkness Music Video from Alex Horner on Vimeo.

Great Digital Art Sites - Resources

All of these sites are free to join and are loaded with killer tutorials for everything under the digital sun. They also have forums and download areas to get custom Photoshop brushes, custom Illustrator brushes, etc. All sites have extensive galleries with some really impressive and beautiful artwork.


Drawing a car using Alias Sketchbook Pro

First off, this is not mine. The youtube user "cuberone" did this. Unbelievable speedpaint of a car using Sketchbook Pro. If the film was not sped up, this would have taken forever to watch. Soundtrack: Daft Punk - Revolution 909

Another Tangent

Ahhh... many late hours of perverting this image of Eric (=WFC=Rifleman). Even a bigger tangent than the ORLY series. Pointless? Sure. Funny? Yes.