This art is the final result of my first foray into the wonderful world of computer graphics. It was 1997 and it was created while messing around on the computer in my Design class. This is also, quite possibly, the first time I ever scanned anything.
I believe it started out as a colored pencil drawing, and after a lot of computerized manipulation, morphed into what you see here. I actually believe that the original drawing was wildly different from this final draft. (I lost the original)
The Siamese Fighting Fish is officially called the Betta. Go here to be amazed by the beauty of these creatures! Photos of Betta.
I have a Betta and his name is Ruby and he is blue.
Pencil and watercolor, caricature from a photo. 1998?
I believe this was something I did during my Paragon Printing years. I’m going to guess…1996. I don’t remember much about it. Here is what I do remember…I did it for someone who was starting a day-care center called Noah’s Ark. She wanted a bunch of kids frolicking around Noah’s Ark and she wanted it done in a certain type of cutesy style. I wasn’t crazy about doing it in a certain type of cutesy style, but it turned out alright. What I like most about this drawing is the panoramic view. That’s a lot of frolicking kids!
After the skeleton stage, I sketch using drawing pencils. Most of my artwork is 50% sketching and 50% erasing. When I am satisfied with the sketch, I trace it using a drawing pen. What you see above is the pen portion of this equation. At this point I am basically committing myself to my drawing and layout decisions. The only thing that changes after this is purely cosmetic. The outline, shading, shadowing, and color.