Saturday, March 15, 2014

copyright 2014 Teresa Wiles

It has been a long time since my last posting but that doesn't mean I've been lounging around.  
This piece is my most recent attempt to practice working with Photoshop.  I've been trying to get the natural look of watercolor with the Wacom tablet.  I'm fairly pleased with this result although I find I have to create the image using traditional mediums first then scan it into Photoshop and paint.  The benefit of using Photoshop is how easy it is to make corrections.  The problem is that the brushes seem to look unnatural and even with the tablet I find I can't get quite the sensitivity of line that I can with traditional materials.  I'm hoping with practice I can resolve this issue.  because before I would need to start over several time to get the look I am going for.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Work

"Flying with Crows"  is my latest illustration.  With this piece I wanted to experiment with an exaggerated perspective hoping to create a sense of flying for the viewer.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

New Illustration
copyright 2013 Teresa Wiles
This image was inspired by a book I recently finished. I went for a traditional style along the lines of Jules Verne.  The image was first draw in detail and then colored in Photoshop. The bubbles were added as an afterthought.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

IPad drawing
I made this cat using the "Procreate"app on the IPad 2.  This was my first try at drawing with the stylus on the IPad. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

© 2013 Teresa Wiles

This piece, based on a character I created is for a video I am making.  The medium is colored pencil on black paper.  I like the looseness of the strokes which is very different from my most recent techniques.  He's a big fan of zombie movies.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Illustration Friday
copyright 2013 Teresa Wiles

This is from an image I created many years ago where I wanted to experiment with materials.  The board I used as a ground was acid free corrugated that was painted with a black gouache as a base for the drawing.  At the time I made several drawings with this ground and was pleased with the result.  For this weeks topic I cropped the piece from the original and added color overlays and the swirls to create a sense of wind and motion. A further experiment.