November 15, 2006

Creatures of the deep: Dave goes off the deep end


I have come to realize that in my digital art I have been clinging too religiously to my traditional art painting techniques, and not embracing the possibilities that come from painting in a virtual world. ("You think that's air you're breathing?")
I realize now that just as "there is no spoon", there is no paint, (how's that for deep) and therefore I decided to paint my entry for the Avalanche Art Challenge ENTIRELY WITH THE GLOWBRUSH! That's right, this is 100% glowbrush, nothing else.

12 comments:

Sebastien Gallego said...

Wow! That's impressive.
So... everything everything?
Did you at least start by filling your canvas with a dark blue or was it already the glowbrush?

Sam Nielson said...

Whoa! I vote this as best use of the glowbrush ever. Welcome to the dark side, Dave.

Oliver Chipping said...

That shark is pretty cool! I like the view of the top of the water.

Kevin Keele said...

Dude, you're blowing my mind!...Whoa.

Roland Mechael said...

cool glowbrush! really like the lighting above!

Scott said...

I like the water ripples at the top, but honestly how can you paint a shark and not show the teeth?

Ryan Wood said...

Dave, you are hereby named Commander of the Glow Brush Brigade. Congrats!

David Malan said...

nice, with a signiture like that you could have a lucrative future in the "t-shirt airbrush painting at state fairs" field.

Gruntor said...

Dave, you are the REAL painter of light, or rather, glow!

Scott said...

oh and the shark is about to die, because he can't breath (no gill slits)

Scott said...

(most species including this one would have 5)

Dave McClellan said...

Thanks for the comments.

Sebastien, I did start with a dark blue paintbucket fill, but the glowbrush was the only brush used unless you count the eraser. And I discovered that if you use the glowbush on a multiply layer it works like a burn tool, kind of.

Dave, the signature is actually my favorite part of this.

Scott the Shark Expert, all valid comments, but it ain't about the shark. But yeah, I forgot the gills. Poor shark.