For Dr Heran!

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Mom came down with a brain tumor and the magical staff at the Royal Columbian Hospital removed it just fine! She’s 110 %. I was so moved by the whole ordeal I presented this to our neurosurgeon, Dr Heran. Awesome guy ūüėČ

That’s my sister, thanks to Joel, my brother in-law at 4th Dimension Reprographics for the great canvas print!!

Pillars of the Earth Illustration

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So I’m reading the 6000 page Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth. It’s a really, really good book and I’m about 2/3 through. ¬†I know they’ve make a TV series etc etc (which I close my eyes to) but for me, reading fiction (a rarity – though a growing interest), grants me the opporunty to stretch my visual storytelling database. ¬†I thought I’d share a sketch I’m working on, it’s a love-hate kind of thing me and this piece, it’s coming along:

I’m a pretty big fan of the cloud’s treatment, the random¬†skeletal¬†type connections, the warm/cool tones, flowing¬†composition¬†and some random structure smack dab in the middle…. hmphm

Phone Sketch = Girl

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Everyone must do it I call this piece Sketching a Girl While Talking to Chris About the Stock Market…..

Should I even bother saying it’s a work-in-progress (WIP) ??? ¬†You can go straight to hell – conceptual time…. Ya… YOU

‘Crow Separation’ Video Tutorial !

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Hey Everyone!

I recorded a whopping 1:25 hours of 100%¬†commentaried¬†Matt Vogt Painting Process. ¬†I would like to do these more and more. ¬†Yesterday night is when this took place. ¬†Now please note what you’ll witness is an artist warming up from a day or two painting break. ¬†It’s like training a muscle (not speaking from experience) but we achieved some interesting results despite staring art making doom directly in the face. ¬†Yes.

This is the part of the video that was intentionally depicted to show how an artist can get his butt kicked by his own work:

(it was getting shaky in there) And this?

The result:

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Topics include:

  • Composition
  • Color Picking
  • ‘Sweet Tweaks’ to keep the flow going and never give up (seen middle image?)
  • Using layer adjustments to our advantage
  • A layered, yet¬†committed¬†(backward) approach