Starting February 2014 this blog will be out of action.

But DO NOT DESPAIR. We've just moved, and you can still find the same riveting and informative posts that you have come to expect on our new blog:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Riddles in the Dark: Digital Sketch


  1. Looking great already. Since I've already seen your digitally-enhanced watercolor technique, I'm very interested to see how you go about an all-digital painting.

  2. Actually Moai, I am still planning on doing this one in watercolor. But one of my favorite parts of digital painting is how quickly you can assemble your sketches together and edit them into what you want. It feels more like sculpting than painting. Just using 2 shades of grey, you can refine the characters and shapes in your scene really quickly and easily. Its wonderful for building the framework of your painting.
    Doing a digital sketch also allows me to see the errors in the drawing very quickly by being able to flip it around and mirror it easily. What I wanted to do here was nail down the sketch digitally, and then go on to do the watercolor from that.

    Irene Gallo posted a really great Todd Lockwood tutorial recently. He's got a great digital technique that is grounded in a solid understanding of traditional oil painting techniques. Check it out at: http://igallo.blogspot.com/2008/09/todd-lockwood-step-by-step.html

  3. Ah, I see. Thanks for the link!