May 27, 2015

Schoolism Live San Francisco!

San Francisco, we're coming!
Use my promo code: FOWKES and save $20 on a one day pass and $50 on a weekend pass for a stellar lineup of artist's workshops (plus me:)

May 25, 2015

Life Class Demo!

I shot steps of one of my life painting class demos for you if you're interested.
This is a quick sketch of a costumed pose in watercolor with opaque white gouache.

May 18, 2015

The Big Fix!

Lighting frame paint-over, or as I like to think of it, fighting the forces of chaos :)

We do these after the digital sets are created and lit. The first pass at lighting rarely comes out well and it's up to the artists to design the color and light for a compelling story moment in the form of a frame paint-over in photoshop.

May 11, 2015

Book Shelf

Forget the art books, this is the bookshelf that REALLY matters :)

May 04, 2015

3 Properties of Color

Great news for those of us who struggle with color: everything we see can be simplified into 3 properties! 
The bad news is that these 3 simple properties combine into about 2.3 million color variations. Ugh.