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.
Happy Sunday, everyone, and thanks so much for dropping in!
I have a really fun one for you today; reposting Juneau the Dog Part 1 (my Patreon Members got first-viewing dibs) for your continuing amusement and edification!
-This week's Video was a Christmas-time Commission created for Sarah here in San Francisco. (Thanks so much for the Commission, Sarah!!)
Part 1 of 2, this week covers grey-tone set-ups for Juneau.
(For Advance Viewing on PART 2'S COLOR TRANSPARENCIES, sign up on Patreon today and you can even catch PART 2 RIGHT NOW!!
-I mean, like, it's available Right Now. No waiting or anything! TOTAL INSTANT GRATIFICATION, By Gum!!! (See below for Patreon link)
If you're just not ready for THAT MUCH instant gratification, well, that's ok too. You can be instantly gratified with my gallery of Step-By-Step Session pics instead, detailing the video progress above.
Thanks so much for dropping in, and have a great week everyone.
Happy Sunday, and glad you could drop in!
I am sharing Sketch Tutorial #9 here with you today, (posted for Earlier Access for my Patreon Supporters), featuring a Flower rendering we worked out in a recent live, virtual Workshop.
(Next live Session is on Sunday 1/24 at 2:00 - 3:00 pm Pacific standard time!! -We are working on elephants this week, don't miss out!!)
For Today's Video Tutorial Project:
-Should you feel so bold, I DARE you to try the flower project above, using the handy source reference and Charcoal Supply lists I have sneakily slipped in as attachments below.
I DOUBLE-DOG dare you to drop by my Virtual Sessions, if you feel the call to draw stuff with any level of urgency. Or, even if you just want to check it out! That's ok too.
-If you would like to visit before committing to a Tier Level, just drop me a line; I will give you a complimentary meeting link to check out a Session.
Thank you for reading my post everyone, and for continuing to support my efforts here and also on Patreon.
Be Well, and see you soon!
Happy Sunday, and glad you could drop in!
This week, we have a 45 minute Still Life Set for Episode 8, compressed down to under 6 minutes for your amusement and edification!
Should You Choose To Take On This Mission and try your hand at the Tutorial Below, well, you will have achieved Irrefutable Awesomeness.
-And To Help You On Your Way, I have magnanimously included the source image and my supply lists to help.
Give this a try! Then reach out and show me your sketch, thus securing your irrefutable Awesomeness!👍
Gain instant access to the Source image below for this Tutorial, and empower yourself with knowledge by reading my convenient Supply Lists below as well!
If you are interested in learning more, reach out to me about my live video Sessions, where these videos make their true debut.
(Next Session will be on Sunday, January 10th @ 2:00 pm- 2:45 pm, contact me here to drop in, or check out my Patreon page for details.)
Thanks for dropping in and have a great week everyone!
We are now on Charcoal Sketch Tutorial #7 this week, working with a Tree Landscape, brought to you courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Andrew Carson Illustration.com! -This is the 7th installment in this series of Charcoal Sketch Tutorials!
-This time around we are working with capturing a lone tree standing in a field, working with grey-tone values and perspectives. -Enjoy!
(Early access to these videos available on my Patreon site, see link below for details!)
-Should you choose to try your hand at this project, I've included the original .jpeg source image and my supply lists for rendering with Charcoal as attachments below. (You will also find a .zip file below with further samples to try your hand at, working with the same concept.)
Have a great week and see you next time!
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!