Monday, January 11, 2010


If you don't want folks messing with your stuff, then you had better keep it CONFINED to a safe place.

This is an illustration I completed recently. I tried to loosen up a bit by drawing with a pencil (a REAL pencil) and then coloring it with a brush in Photoshop. I usually dump in color with the paint bucket, but on this one I used the old Wacom tablet and painted it in. I think it worked out OK.


paula said...

I do too! It looks great, not to mention it's a good solution to the IF prompt! Happy happy happy happy Monday, Dj. :)

Og Roberts said...

I had some teachers just like that! One in particular kept all the candy CONFINED in a military grade cabinet such as that.

I like the pencil and brush work. Very magazine worthy cartoon work.

~Og from the Og Blog (

Dave said...

I think it worked very well indeed. I use that process all of the time. Although I see people using the Wacom successfully to simulate pencil, I can't get away from digging into the paper or lightly brushing it with a soft pencil. I like painting in PhotoShop for the undo if nothing else. Great job.

Bron Smith said...

I'm happy whenever I see that you're painting. It's so much more fun and rewarding to me than paint bucket. Keep up the good work.