March 28, 2008

DS Colors!

Last fall, I found a homebrew program for the Nintendo Ds that turns the portable game unit into a mini paint box. It’s pretty neat. After mulling over the cost of getting a DS versus the cost of all the traditional media I’d need to paint/sketch on location, I decided that I could afford it.

After hauling art supplies several miles every day back in college, I really appreciate an alternative that lets me paint away from home without having to carry a lot of stuff around with me.

As the weather warms up, I plan to spend more time outside with this program –doing little plein air sketches of the world around me.

In the meantime, I’m familiarizing myself with the program and just doodling whatever comes to mind.

By the way, another cool feature of DS Colors is the recorded painting scripts it saves with each painting. These allow you to replay your painting process. You can view the process of the above painting here, along with many others submitted to the DS Colors community.

March 25, 2008

Static Cat

Static + cats + balloons = very funny results for the creatively minded.

March 21, 2008

I've been studying techniques from other concept artists lately. One technique I was looking at consists of using several tones of grey to flesh out a character. The details are either painted in our out depending on which value I used. I had several hours the other day and decided to play around.

Granted, a mean lookin' guy in ragged clothes isn't that original of an idea, but it was fun.

March 17, 2008

Hulk, wha . . ?

About a week ago, I went on a painting binge and had a lot of fun doing this piece.