Painting and Photography

Painting and Photography - student project

I wanted to make my tools of the trade postcard about the painting and photography work that I do. My objects were a paintbrush, palette, paint tube, camera, sketchbook, and pencil. Here are some of my sketches.

Painting and Photography - image 1 - student project

Here is my original drawing in Photoshop. I am a newbie at drawing with the pen tool, so this was really challenging for me.

Painting and Photography - image 2 - student project

I had to really resist the urge to put all the paint colors on the palette and went back and made them all tints and shades of teal. I somehow lost the paint palette hole and can't for the life of me figure out how to make one on top of my flattened postcard image. I added an ellipse but can't get it to fill in with the background color, so I left it off the final image. Maybe it doesn't need it?

Getting in the work flow took a long time to figure out, but I'm so glad I took this class!  I'm ready to see what else I can make with these inky techniques. Thanks Tom!


Painting and Photography - image 3 - student project