Saturday, 30 April 2011

Abstract Nude 119/365

I've been working on this for a few days, acrylics on canvas board :D 

Friday, 29 April 2011

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Abstract Nude 117/365

Acrylics on Canvas board. 

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Lightening and scatter effect 116/365

Break it up...!

Step 1

Make a new 1024x768 sized documents, set the background colour to black. Next using the Text tool Type “Hero” or any other word you like in a large bold font setting the text to red (#c02626).



Step 2

Make a new Layer above the text layer called “Lightening 1”, Press D on your keyboard to reset the colour swatches to black and white. Next go to filter>Render>Clouds, follow this by going to Filter>Render>Difference Clouds. Repeat the difference cloud filter again to produce a lightening effect. Set the Layer Blending mode to Screen to remove any black.




Step 3.

Add a Reveal All Layer Mask to the Lightening 1 Layer, Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All. Mask out some of the effect until you have a few good sharp lightening bolts.




Step 4.

Repeat steps 2 & 3 again on a Layer called “Lightening 2”.




Step 5.

Group the lightening Layers together by selecting them in the layer palette and pressing Control & G together. Add a reveal all layer mask to the group and mask the lightening so it looks like it is going through / around the letters.




Step 6.

Duplicate the text layer (Control & J) and rasterize it (Right click the text and select Rasterize type). Drag the new text layer beneath the original one, hide the original text layer by clicking the small eye next to its icon in the layer palette. We now want to invert the text colour, we do this by pressing Control & I together while on the new Text layer.




Step 7.

on the blue text layer go to Filter>Blur>Radial Blur, set Blur Method to Zoom and amount to 100. Set the Blue Text Layer Blending Mode to Lighten and unhide the original text layer and some of the blue blur should show around the edges.






Step 8.

Go to and download and install the brush Random Squares. Next add a reveal all Layer Mask to the Text Layer and using the brush “Hard Square Random” with foreground set to Black (#000000) randomly click on the text to mask away parts of it.


Step 9.

As before duplicate and rasterize the text layer, Blur it as before but set the blending mode to screen and leave it above the original text layer.


Step 10.

Finally set the forground colour to red (#c02626) and using the same brush on a new layer start to paint in random squares, feel free to change the size of the brush to create a nice random effect.




Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

Pic for tutorial 114/365

For my newest tip squirel tutorial :D 

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Abstract Nude 112/365

I've been trying to paint an abstract nude 

Friday, 22 April 2011

Guildhall 111/365

so hot - so very hot!!



Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Spongebob Square pants doodle 105/365

Just a quick doodle :)  thoughts go out to Stevyn Colgan who lost his dog today :(  

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Worry 104/365

I think he's done - someone give him a bowl of m&m's without the brown ones! 

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Monday, 11 April 2011

Worry 102/365

i'm not sure where i'm going with this - but he reminds me of an aging rocker! :D 

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Worry 101/365

I'm pretty happy with the face :)  got to add some background details! :D 

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Worry 100/365

woop - 100 days of drawings so far! :D 

worry 99/365

i forgot to post this yesterday! 

Thursday, 7 April 2011

worry 98/365


Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Monty 97/365


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Esther 96/365

i've been busy today with parent / teacher meetings :D  my kids are both doing well even if they are both mad as a box of frogs :D 

Monday, 4 April 2011

Its a trap 95/365

something silly :D 

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Bunny 93/365

two crisps abling down the road, a car pulls up and asks them if they want a lift!  they reply - no thanks we walkers!! :D 

Friday, 1 April 2011

Bunny 92/365

I'm really not sure what the hell this thing is! :D