Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A free video tutorial

This image, which also appeared in the Computer Arts Book of Inspiration, is the subject of a Photoshop tutorial I created for a recent edition of The Graphic Exchange. There's a brief article, but what you'll really want to check out is the video portion of the rich pdf. Download it and you'll learn every step involved in the creative process. It's free!

Get it here.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Storm Clouds

At the end of September we took a trip to Manhattan to see Jeff Soto's Storm Clouds exhibit at the Jonathan Levine Gallery. The girl who worked there was cool enough to let me take a few quick digital photos. Unfortunately, they didn't work out very well. I just had a point-and-shoot with me and had to snap everything on an angle because the flash reflected in the surface varnish of each piece. Anyway, that's my excuse for why this shot is on such a terrible angle.

My bad photography aside, it was an amazing thing to behold. His work is epic and he is changing in terms of subject and execution while remaining true to his awesome "Soto-ness". I left there feeling immensely inspired and wishing I had an extra sixteen grand to buy one of his paintings.

The exhibit is now down, but you can check out some quality photos of the work on Jeff's blog and at the Jonathan Levine Galley site, links are below. And finally, for those of you who are as fanatical about his work as I am, you'll be happy to know that Jeff is working with Murphy Design to create another book of his paintings. It will hopefully be out sometime next summer.

Jeff Soto's Blog
Jonathan Levine Gallery