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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: assorted Techno
  • Reading: Kolonie The Forgotten Empire
  • Watching: WALL E
  • Playing: C&C Tiberian Sun
  • Eating: English Muffins
  • Drinking: Dr. Pepper

I'm always trying to improve my artwork, add new skills, and sharpen up old ones.  At this time I'm trying my hand at digital overpainting, especially after studying the work of various artists presented in assorted Design Studio Press books.  I thought that I would share this exercise/experiment with you all here on DA.  The current project entails taking a rough BiC pen sketch I did at the dayjob during lunch, a big mining machine digging out rare earth minerals. I've scanned it, and have started coloring over it in Photoshop.  Now I know this is not a big deal for most artists, especially ones more in tune with digital art methods. But for an "Old School Anime" guy it's an evolutionary step, one I hope will enhance my future work.  The idea is to learn this technique and use it to create cool and complex backgrounds, and free flowing works.

I've added the basic BiC sketch to my scraps section, and as I progress I'll share the images there. Eventually the final piece will be part of a composition that I will post on my main gallery.

I'll be happy to accept any tips, and hope that this will inspire other "Old School" artists decide to try new things too!


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Lee W. Madison
United States
Current Residence: Arlington , Texas
Favourite genre of music: Techno, Rock, Metal, and Classical
Favourite photographer: Bunny Yeager
Favourite style of art: Anime, fantasy, pin-up,& Sci-fi
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: none
Shell of choice: KwK43 L/71 8.8cm. Armor-piercing
Wallpaper of choice: A girl wearing only a cowboy hat & a smile
Skin of choice: female
Favourite cartoon character: Courage the Cowardly Dog
Personal Quote: Yes, I'm the A-Kon badge art guy!

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helmine Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this piece in one of the groups I just joined, and thought of you ^_^
Red Queen a.k.a. Empress Erza by Ishthak
LEE: Nice to talk to you again. Here' wishing you a happy new year to you and your family. I hope that you and yours survived well that froze over the metroplex last month and the recent polar vortex. So my question is: How about my artwork still pending? Email me at your earliest convenience. PACO 

I'm doing well, and all survived the cold weather.  I should be able to pack up the outstanding work and get it off mid-Feb.

Hello, can I use your wrapped elf pic… for one of my MGE profiles?…

Sure, just give me credit. :)

Would you consider Stellar Horizons hard sci fi?

Not quite, but pretty close.  A fair amount of real science & technology does go into the milieu's background material. 

Mr. Hughes and I research quite a bit on technology, space science, military science, and much more to come up with a plausible setting. Even his work on the setting's star map is based on the true layout of our region of space. The aliens on the other hand are a bit fantastic, but it's SF and we don't really know what we might find out there.

Violess Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
staino Sep 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
:wave: Thanks for the fav :+fav:
CzechBiohazard Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome gallery! :3
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