I made some new textures over the weekend. I noticed I was using the same textures and patterns in each of my illustrations. So, instead of drawing new textures for each project, I wanted to create a master file of textures. That way I could pull all of my favorite textures from one photoshop file.
I used some liquid acrylic paint and a broad pallet knife. That's the super bright orange one. I scribbled with a dying blue marker, tried different pressures of china marker and charcoal, and drew some wobbling lines and polka dots. I thought that would make for a nice collection of textures.
This is the final product scanned in and separated from the page. Each layer is a different texture I can easily drop into an illustration.
This is usually how I work - illustration on the right and all of my lines and textures on the left. Here you can see that I pulled these stripes onto the bass-player's shirt. Pretty fun, huh?
Here's another recent spot I created for Road & Track Magazine. The article was about the influence of Japanese imported cars in the 1980s and 1990s of American and European car designs. Really fascinating!
In my sketches, I wanted to show the importance of the Lexus model that started it all, it's influence, and how other manufacturers continually tried to one-up it. Above is what I came up with.
The art directors chose the classic wave image. Below are the drawing components I used to create the final illustration.
It was a bit if a tight turn-around. I was able to put these drawings together, lay some flat colors down and apply textures. Below is the final image.
I was feeling a little out of touch with my creativity. A drop-in figure drawing session brought it all back. These are my drawings from that session.Read More
Sketch to Final Illustration for Road & Track Magazine. See how I created this illustration from thumbnail sketches to drawing to final digital illustration.Read More
It's been a busy summer! Here's an update on what I have been working on.Read More
New Illustration! "Mom's Tomato Orange Soup" See how I created this illustration with hand drawn lines and textures.Read More
New illustration for Road & Track Magazine. See how I created this illustration as I explain my process from sketch to final.Read More
Take a look at how I created this fun and colorful illustration of a classic cheeseburger.Read More
How I created this illustration using a few simple layers.Read More
A step-by-step process in creating this illustration.Read More
Illustration for Road & Track Magazine on how the Mazda Miata is often stereotyped as a feminine car. See my process from sketch to final in this post.Read More
Put down the pencil! Here's how I have been using different pens and markers in my illustrations.Read More
Illustration for Road & Track on Bruce McClarenRead More
I found it useful to print out my illustration mid-way and rework some of areas. Adding texture and lines to the digital shapes helped the two media come together more fluently.Read More
Who doesn't love sushi? Beefing up my portfolio with some food-related illustrations. Yum!Read More
Portrait of brazilian guitarist Joao GilbertoRead More
Keeping up with personal work can be a challenge. Here's an illustration I've been working on in my free time.Read More
This week I got messy and made some paint textures to use in my digital illustrations. It's a fun way to loosen up, get creative, and add something unique to my work. Check it out!Read More
Here's a spot illustration I created for Road & Track magazine a few months ago. It's about 24-year old rookie, Alexander Rossi who won 2016's Indy 500.Read More