🎃Happy Sunday and Happy Halloween to everyone!🎃
You're just in time for... my latest Art project video!!
(Today I'm working on Gaia, also known as Mother Nature, or the Earth Goddess, or any of her other colorful monikers.)
Below is part 1 in a video series,
showing my process with this painting.
I cover the pencil sketch process and set up the canvas for painting:
This is the 2nd in a series of Nature Deity paintings, and is meant as a compliment to my earlier effort with the Green Man.
Below shows my progress (as of this weekend) with this Work-In-Progress, with painting pics taken after each session in the Gallery on the right:
Thanks for stopping in and checking out the latest projects!
-Next up is black-and-white rendering, followed by color!
Stay tuned, and be well everyone.
Happy Sunday you guys!
-I have a fun video for you today; sharing my most recent Virtual Art Session project below:
(We're working on digital paintings at my twice-a-month Virtual Art Workshops, and today's video concludes the Queen Amidala project we started about a month ago.
If you have any questions about my Workshops,
or just want more information, reach out to me on my site here to drop by!
(Next session will be on Sunday, 08/15/21)
(In our current sessions, we are coloring Black-&-White Manga-style Japanese comic book pages, like the 'All Might' comic sample below:
-Good times you guys!!
-My workshops are a collaborative and casual place to fine-tune your painting, coloring and drawing skills.
-If you have any questions about my Art sessions or would like to stop by for one, reach out through Patreon or on my site here.
In the meantime enjoy the latest video, and have a great weekend everyone!👍
Happy Sunday to all of you!
It has been a few weeks since I've posted, and I apologize for the delay. I am correcting this immediately with this new video today!
This is a recently completed, personal project, titled 'The Green Man', which is my take on the male counterpoint to Mother Nature, or Gaia in most Pagan religions and cultural groups.
-He is essentially a Pagan elemental Nature Deity.
The Green Man is usually depicted as a man made out of leaves. He is associated with the stag deer for virility, is also known as Cernunnos or Herne, (among other colorful names), and is sometimes depicted wearing the horns of a stag as well.
I have five stags in my rendition at the Green Man's feet to represent the five points of the Pagan Pentagram, representing in turn the different elemental energies in their belief systems.
I've long held a fascination for Pagan religions (and comparative religions in general), and felt drawn to paint the Green Man for some time. Finally got to it!
I hope you enjoy the video, and look out for more involved video tutorials on this project in the near term. Some awesome digital projects coming up soon too!
Thanks for stopping in, and have a great week everyone.
Happy Sunday! I have a new video to share with you, sharing the pencil sketch we're using at my live, virtual Digital Art Workshops!
Hey Guys, Happy Sunday!
-I think I will just dive right in today.
I am officially doing Digital Art Painting sessions twice a month now, moving from Charcoal on paper sessions to digitally painting on rendered line drawings. (See today's Video sample.)
The way these will work:
-I provide a pencil line-drawing of our session topic. (Today's Session was Queen Amidala from Star Wars; Phantom Menace, and is shown in today's video).
-I will share how I digitally paint in the image, using Photoshop with a Wacom pen and tablet.
-We'll paint on this drawing together, in real time (either on Google Meets or Zoom), over the course of several sessions, and using screen-sharing I'll work with you on your rendition while sharing my own efforts with you.
If you have Photoshop or a comparable digital illustration tool (Pro-Create seems to be popular these days), and a Digital Tablet with a pen to paint with, you will be set to join in!
-Most digital art programs (like Photoshop and Pro-Create) can be purchased with monthly subscription costs between $8 to $10/month.
-You can get set-up to paint with a digital pen and tablet for about $30-$40 (or more, if you want to get fancy).
Reach out if you are interested in joining in, and I can help you find a tablet and program that is best for you!
Next Session is coming up on Sunday, May 23rd @ 2:00 pm pacific time!
Please reach out if interested, and I would be happy to help you set up to paint, and please to give you a free session link to join in as a guest, to try out a session with me.
Thanks for stopping in, and as ever thank you for your support on my various projects and efforts here.
Have a great week ahead, and talk with you all soon!
Happy Sunday to everyone!
I would like to fill you all in on current goings on- my twice-a-month Art sessions have evolved from working in Charcoal to digital painting!!
Yes that is right- my next Virtual Art Workshop (on SUNDAY, MAY 25th @2:00 pm pacific time) will be our second digital Painting Workshop!
I am working for the moment in Photoshop, while my current artistic collaborator is working in Pro-Create; we are both using digital tablets and pen tools for rendering our images.
Next week, we are doing a digital painting of Queen Amidala from Star Wars, Episode I, taken from this image below:
Should You Wish To Take on This Mission (and drop by the Virtual Workshop to see what all the commotion is about), Read on below!
I am sharing layered files, working on in real time in Photoshop, and sharing my process with everyone in session with me.
-I am basically sharing my coloring book with you guys. Good times!
I have sketched out Queen Amidala in pencil for our first layer to digitally color, so we will all be adding color layers from there,
All the necessary tools are very accessible and affordable.
-If you have a desktop PC, laptop, Mac or iPad, all you will need is either Photoshop, or Pro-Create, ( $10/month rental fee from these respective program providers,) and Tablet with Pen (these days, you can acquire these for anywhere from $30 to $40, or more if you want to get fancy.)
If you are interested in digital painting, (or know someone who is), drop me a line! -I can help you get set up for the next session.
Thanks for checking in you guys!
Have a nice evening,
Hello and Happy Sunday everyone!
(This Post and Video was originally presented on my Patreon site two weeks prior, and is re-presented here now):
Thanks for dropping in! -You are just in time- here's the latest Sketch Tutorial Video for you; this week's subject is the inimitable Sir Ian McKellen as the venerable wizard from the Lord Of The Rings!
I cover all the usual challenges of rendering values, contracts and proportions in this one-hour timed session, squeezed down to about 7.5 minutes for your abbreviated amusement :)
For those of you ready to try this project yourselves:
I've included the source image and my Charcoal supply lists below, and encourage you all to stop by one of my twice-a-month Virtual Art sessions every other Sunday at 2:00 pm to work on projects like this one!
(Reach out to me through Patreon or here on this site for details).
If you have no time to see the painstakingly-produced video above, here is a peek at the sketch below, just so you don't go away empty handed!
As always, thank you for your support each month,
and please have a fantastic weekend and week ahead!
Talk with you soon,
Happy Sunday to everyone, and thanks so much for dropping by!
I have a fantastic new Sketch Tutorial here for you, Hot Off The Presses, so to speak, and ready for you to check out at your convenience.
(This Video was originally presented on my Patreon page, and being shared here for you today.)
The Virtual Art Workshops are going well, and we are kicking around doing Photoshop digital Painting Workshops in the near future- if interested, reach out and let me know! (Next session is going to be on Sunday, March 21st at 2:00 pm.)
In the meantime be well, have a great week, and see you soon!
Source image and Supply lists below, Should You Choose To take On This Mission and give this project a try.
Charcoal is Cheap, you guys! What have you got to lose! Try your hand at this latest project and let me know how it went!
As always, thanks so much for your interest in the art and projects I share each week.
Be well, and hopefully see you soon at my next Virtual Art Session, every other Sunday @ 2;00 PM to 3:00PM Pacific time!
Hey everyone, and thanks for dropping in!
(This Tutorial was originally presented on my Patreon site last week, and is posted here, with accessibility for all!)
-Today's tutorial vid is a 45-minute timed-rendering of a lion, squished down to 6 minutes by your conscientious Sketch instructor.
(I encourage each of you to try the above project out for yourselves, and have included the source files and Charcoal supply lists below👍)
If you would like to check out my live sessions, drop me a line and I am happy to send over a complimentary link. (If you can' make it, don't despair!! You will be able to catch our session project with next week's tutorial vid.)
Thanks again everyone, have a safe week and see you soon!
Hello you guys, and Happy Sunday!
(This video was originally posted on my Patreon site for Early Access, and is now posted here for your amusement and edification!!)
Just wrapped up my latest video project, Part 2 of 2 for Juneau the Dog!!! (This project was a Christmas-time commission for Sarah in SF👍👍👍)
This week, we are laying in ALL the color transparencies, building on last weeks black-and-white value session.)
-Final work pic below, with a Gallery of Step-By-Step pics taken at the end of each session while painting Juneau:
And as a reminder, don't miss my next Virtual live Charcoal Art Session, every other Sunday at 2:00 pm pacific time!!
-Next Session will be on Sunday, February 21st @ 2:00 PM Pacific Time.
Happy to send a free session link, if you would like to stop in and check it out.
-Our live Charcoal project sessions are posted as tutorial videos for all of you who miss out on the live lesson. -Can Ya Beat That!!
In the meantime, be well, and peace to everyone.
Andrew Carson is a local Bay Area artist with a focus on Science Fiction and Fantasy artwork, as well as landscapes, animal and pet portraits!