Been working on an ebook about how I use texture in my paintings and photographs, so I'm remembering to paint on more layers rather than one or two and flattening them. When I was first learning Photoshop, I used a lot of layers and I saved the psd files, but due to a hard drive crash I lost those so now I have this great excuse to paint...hehe.
I feel like saying the bloggers act of contrition...Bless me readers for I have lapsed. It's been about a month since my last blog.
Been doing a lot of networking on social avenues, and re-connecting with some old groups and friends from ebay. I don't know how some people keep up with all this. I can only seem to tackle one thing at a time. All the multi-tasking takes place in my mind but doesn't translate too well to the physical world. But hey, you can catch me at times on G+ and FB, definitely on Pinterest, Linkedin, and jeanmooreart.blogspot.com (different material on this blog). =)
Here is my latest newsletter that include links to hi-res textures for you to download free. Did you know that 99% of the free textures I offer in my newsletter are exclusive to my email list. Want access to future listings? be sure to hit the link to join my email list. You will have to use the Facebook link to see the QR code which will give you access to the newsletter.
While you are on my FB page, be sure to like my page. I will randomly pick from new likes I receive between now and Wed. the 24th to send a greeting card to with the image displayed here.
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I and another designer/illustrator have watched the amazing Scott Robinson video where he uses Mac's Photo Booth to take snap shots of various items using the mirror filter to come up with interesting alien faces. I had told this other designer I use a similar method and he asked me to explain. So this is a work in progress now that I have responded. The formula I use i simple. I paint a really abstract blob in photoshop, then I use the warp tool to create another shape. I may do this several times to get something really interesting. Once I have that unique shape I will mirror the shape. Sometimes I will combined two mirrored shapes into another. This is what I have done here. Once there is enough information that my mind picks up on, the painting begins.
It has been wonderful, fun, nerve-racking, wonderful again, etc. the last week and a half. Since the last post, there has been sibling and friend's birthdays, a birth making me a great aunt for the first time =), and working out glitches in the set up of my new texture business. All of it puts a smile on my face as this is life and I enjoy it. I hope you do too.
The update on the texture site is that I had some issues with getting the delivery site set up. I'm still hoping to launch on Saturday. The 25% discount will last for 5-10. I hope you will check out the quick video of the textures in the last post, if you haven't already.
And because this is supposed to be my sketchbook, here is a warm-up sketch I did just before Christmas. It is a tiny digital sketch because I tried to record my screen while doing it to see if a smaller size would record without the lag but no such luck. I am pleased with the texture that shows up in this sketch. The digital brush I made in photoshop is working out quite well.
Firstly, I've been blown away by your praise of my textures. I want to say thanks to all those who have participated in my survey and you are truly welcome for the free textures. I can't wait to see how you apply them to your own work.
Secondly, I am busily at work in my studio getting the website ready to launch to the general public on March 1. I have to make a few tweaks to the texture's titles as wonderfully suggested, and decide which e-commerce site will work best. I really want those who purchase the textures to have a smooth experience.
Here is a quick video I did that shows most of the textures that will be in this instant download package.
I was working on painting some more textures and making custom brushes in Photoshop when I found myself thinking of the wild wild west and how I could make this into a Wanted poster, but decided I better get to working on my marketing. But then I read in a thread:
"Today there are many new art forms, many of them digital, but they're often not as well recognized as fine arts."