Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blog Changes!

With deleting my Crystalium blog site and removing its intro page on here, I'm going to be making some changes with my online portfolio galleries.  This is going to go on for the next few days as I put up my new pieces as well as taking down any that aren't working for my current style any longer.  Please bear with me as I work to improve things here.

SDC: Day 139

Alternative Future Shaun as Belker Hybrid

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Neon Butteries

Neon Butterflies, 2014
This is my third attempt of working on this sketch idea.  This acrylic version I made different by including different insects on two smaller scales from the focused subjects. The first one I messed up during its process when I tried to black-wash the background with india ink after I used pencil crayons to render the two butterflies on illustration board; I expected that, being made with a crayon-wax substance, the ink wouldn't stain over the crayon markings.  I ended up severely dulling down the butterflies' vibrance and couldn't re-brighten them.  Torn and trashed into the recycling bin.

Second attempt was digital in Photoshop, where I could easily correct or revert any experimentation. I was able to get the glow-in-the-dark/neon look I wanted.  Kinda left some unused negative space that had me make colour-modified copies of the two butterflies to stamp around them.
Neon Butterflies, 2013
I think I liked how both of them turned out in their respective media.  They both got the bright vibrance that I wanted the butterflies to have against a dark ground.

SDC: Day 118

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