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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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SamuraiTaiga Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Lovely colourful art! very cheerful and optimistic style. Made me feel better just looking through your gallery.
Artraccoon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Thank you for the comment, I'm glad you enjoy my work.  :D
Artraccoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Thank you everybody for the Birthday greetings!!
BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!  :cake:
vgmaster9 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Happy birthday!
Lt-Havoc Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Happy Birthday, mate!
teturo Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
A very Happy Birthday to you ^_^
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Terring Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Happy birthday :)
mpz28427 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
happy birthday :)
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