Monday, December 26, 2016

Refinery Sunrise Rough

Scifi refinery, people who cross the Richmond Bridge may recognize the bottom 20% of the image

Wishing everyone a great 2017!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Doomsday Machine 4 Color Sketch

Inspired by the Star Trek Episode of the same name, and a photo of a flower I saw. Both drawn and painted in Photoshop.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Xeelee Sequence Timelike Infinity The Eye Of The Spline

Michael Poole riding the "Hermit Crab" towards the Spline warship, from the book "Timelike Infinity", part of the Xeelee Sequence by Stephen Baxter. The Spline are basically giant intelligent whales that have modified themselves to become spaceships, and rent themselves out to the highest bidders, in this story, the Qax. All painted in 2d in Photoshop.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Last Stand

Monday, December 5, 2016

Next To Conquer

Quick rough that I came up with while stuck in the parking lot also known as the 80 highway.

Also two color sketches showing my initial ideas before I refined the first one with more details. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Check Out Affinity Photo

So ever since Adobe went rental only, I've been hoping to find an eventual replacement for Photoshop in my workflow (I'm still using my trusty CS6). After seeing Affinity Photo in action earlier this year, I hoped I might finally have my answer.

The open windows beta started about a month ago, and I'm happy to report we may in fact have a winner. I made a detailed list of all the features I use in photoshop, and ended up with a list of 111 features. Affinity covers 101 of those features. Plus, it has a bunch of new features I've wanted for a long time, like an improved Liquify, more no destructive procedural filters, brush categories, multiple layer masks. In fact, the only must have feature it lacks for my workflow is the ability to clip layers to groups.

The future in painting/photomanip apps finally looks bright again, and it looks like we will indeed have a viable alternative in the near future. Check out the open beta and support this software!