22 October 2014

Free webinars with Netcom Learning

I haven't been teaching for a while, but it looks like it's time to get back to it again. I have given 2-day training courses for Netcom in the past and they have recently scheduled me to give some webinars in the upcoming months. I'll be giving instruction on using Photoshop and illustrator in November and December. Be sure to check it out. It's free, so what better deal is that? After each session, there will be time for Q&A, so that could be very helpful. The first one will be in Photoshop on the 4th of November. Click the links below for more detailed information.

Working non-destructively in Photoshop, 4 November
Full list of webinars on the Netcom Learning website

18 October 2014

Back to freelance illustration

My contract at 2K Games is over for the moment, so I am back to the usual: freelance illustration, consulting, teaching, and looking for new projects. One of my first little jobs was this image here, done for packaging. I had a good time doing it and I'm pleased with the results. I had actually been thinking about how to render shower tile for a few years and this was the perfect opportunity. Plus, reflections are always fun to do. Two versions of this image were done; one showing the application of the product, and the other was a final scene with water coming out of the shower head.

04 October 2014

A new little side project

I'm back to freelancing full-time right now, so that also means looking for more work and new projects at the same time. I've competed some new illustrations, so I will post them when I am able. But I recently worked on a little personal project for family. My wife's aunt has needed a headstone for her grave for a couple of years now and her family asked me to prepare an image to be used for a bronze plaque to go on it. I worked up a couple of ideas based on some very generic specifications, and I tried to show how the image might look as the final bronze bas-relief. We decided on one, so they will probably move ahead with the final plaque soon. Here is the favorite design.