Tuesday, February 16, 2010

sketches three



6 comments:

Eric Goodwin said...

Cool sketches as always, man. I especially like the simplicity of the beach scene. Have you thought about photoshopping your artwork so that the values match those of the actual drawings (i.e. getting the whites of the drawings to be white instead of gray), or do you just prefer the look of the midtone gray?

Aaron said...

Yeah. i would do that if it didn't suck a lot of the other value out of there with it and make it look unnatural. It would be easier if I used a scanner and photoshop, but i use a camera and Preview on a mac.

Eric Goodwin said...

Gotcha. Photoshop Elements is pretty cheap ($80) and is definitely worth the investment. Otherwise, since you have a mac it comes with iPhoto, which gives you more control over adjusting levels and other goodness than Preview does.

I create strong ambient (room-filling as opposed to direct) light by aiming a hardware lamp with a 75 or 100 watt bulb slightly away from the drawing or painting and up towards the ceiling when I'm taking a photo and then edit levels, color balance, cropping, etc. in Photoshop on my mac. No scanner required. Hope my blabbering helps?

Aaron said...

Yeah. I do ambient room-filling light as well. Thanks for the tip about iphoto. I didn't really know I could adjust stuff there. I'm bout ta go check it out.

justfrancesca said...

You should draw a kids book or something.

Aaron said...

I suspect I will do that someday.