Monday, August 16, 2010

Another Sunny Day

back to good old Photoshop! I recently got Photoshop CS5 and I played around with it this weekend. They finally implemented a keyboard shortcut for the color picker. If you hit control+option+command (on the Mac) you get a floating color picker window. It's still not the best solution but better than having to do three mouse clicks to get to your desired color. If you hit control and option, you can quickly change the brush size which is similar to the function in Painter. The content aware fill function is pretty amazing. Looking forward to find out more about CS5.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010


This is the painting of the workshop I did for ImagineFX. It's painted entirely with the "Pogo Sketch Stylus" on the iPad using the "Brushes" application and color corrected in "Photogene".

And here as promised the progress video.

Update: Sorry I had to take the video down for now.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

ImagineFX workshop

I did an iPad painting workshop for the September issue of Imagine FX. I used "Brushes" and "Photogene" for the painting. I also made a progress video but I couldn't finish it in time because of the tight deadline so it's not included on the DVD but I'll post it here later together with the finished painting. Hope you'll enjoy!
Meanwhile a little preview...

Sunday, August 01, 2010

28th SketchCrawl

Yesterday was the 28th SketchCrawl. The SF starting point was Crissy Field. I was sitting on the pier and painted this piece with water colors + moleskine water color sketchbook. There were strong winds and it was very cold.

I needed a warmer place so I stayed a while in the warming hut right next to the pier. This time I tried something new. I drew a sketch in my sketchbook, I took a picture of the sketch with my iphone and imported the photo into the brushes app. Then I started painting over it with my finger. It worked really great and I will certainly do that again. So here is the sketch I did traditionally.

and this is what I painted on my phone.

Here is the progress video:

And finally another water color piece at the palace of fine arts which was our afternoon meeting point. It was a great crawl!