Friday, November 18, 2011

Illustrator's Day

Catch me at Illustrator's Day this weekend at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. I will be divulging my top Corel Painter 12 painting secrets. Walk-ins are still being accepted.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Altered Cabinet Card

Working on some altered art this week for my next book proposal. I love taking old cabinet cards and transforming them into something new. This Victorian lady is Opera star, Alwina Vallerina and I found her over at the Cabinet Card Gallery. 

Now she is the High Priestess - one of the major arcana cards in the Tarot. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Cool Textures

Found these beautiful textures while doing some research for my next book proposal. Please read the licensing information before using. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Corel Painter 12 Release

Last weekend I demoed the new Painter 12 release at the New England SCBWI conference. I have to say this upgrade is the best yet. It turns out those crazy folks over at Corel decided that it was time to take Painter from ugly baby to prom queen. And I am so mad at them for that! Why? Because this week I finished by book on Digital Painting to be released next year by Watson Guptill and now....I have to completely rewrite the whole darn thing...very quicky!

Check out some of the Corel Painter gallery tutorials.

I am now going to crawl into my dark cave and weep like an abandoned baby. I will share some of my favorite new features once the tears dry. (insert melodramatic organ music here). 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Come see all my mistakes

Catch me this week over at Kathy Temean's amazing blog. I am doing something I love to do on school visits - showing all my heinous mistakes. It isn't always pretty, but I hope it encourages other digital artists to never give up.