Monday, September 3, 2012

While Waiting...

While waiting for the regular Tuesday sketch evening to get here, I've been experimenting with existing sketches in Corel Painter and Photoshop.

Starting with an iPhone photo of a page from the sketchbook, I enlarged the image in Photoshop (30 x 40 inches), then altered the color of the paper texture that appeared in the original photo. I opened the image in Corel Painter, used an oil brush clone tool to selectively clone the main lines and some of the background around the drawing. Back in Photoshop I duplicated the image to a new layer, applied a poster edges filter to accentuate the line work, then reduced the opacity of the new layer to 75% and set the new layer's blend mode to Overlay. 

Image detail. Click to enlarge and see the subtle effect of the Painter clone brush strokes and poster edges filter.