Thursday, December 11, 2008


Just finished this fish for Pk Press for a greeting card. It's acrylic over inkjet print on watercolor paper.
This is how my paintings start now. I scan my sketch and paint flat color on it in photoshop. Then I print it on watercolor paper, add texture gel and paint acrylics on top.


  1. Hey Will thanks for taking the time to talk to us today. Lovin the images, Mr. Creeper looks like he will be an interesting character, cant wait to see the book, feel free to come over to my blog( and post a comment or give a critique!

    Merry Christmas,


  2. What's the reason for doing part of it in Photoshop? Does it save time? Save paint? Did you come up with this idea? Teach us, oh great artistic one!

    Remember when we were kids drawing the little town on the walls in the basement and you kept drawing your own little doodles in the sky and we all yelled at you?

    Look who's laughin' now.


  3. Hey fake fish - and loving sister - It's all about speed - laying in color in photoshop takes a few seconds as opposed to many minutes with a brush - but the bigger timesaver is not having to transfer the drawing from digital to watercolor paper by hand. I couldn't unclog your hair-laden drain but I know a few things about painting. :)


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