In these demos I will attempt to show a few ways that
I have used digital methods in conjunction with traditional artwork.
By "digital", I mean things like digital photography and scanning
as well as software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. By
"Traditional" I refer to art media like pencil drawing, watercolor
painting, oil painting and other media.
I did not set out to be a digital artist. I intended
to be an artist, but since my day job as a computer programmer and
web developer required that I be familiar with digital image making
and computer software, I naturally fell into the habit of using
whatever tools I had. In this session I will discuss four projects
I have completed which use some combination of traditional and digital
Here I used a combination of digital photography and
Photoshop to visualize a portrait in oil, before it was produced.
I used the reference photo both to show my client what the portrait
would look like as well as to serve as a reference for my painting.
Here I produced a a set of game card illustrations
in digital form from traditional ink and marker drawings. I also
added some post-production special effects to some of the illustrations.
In this project I made a set of illustrations of a
cartoon character by tracing from pencil drawings in Adobe Illustrator.
In this ambitious project I used Digital images both
from the Internet, my camera and captured from video to invent a
main character and well as lay out a complex composition for an
original oil painting.