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!