Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Dear Friends of Nature,
As we all know, honey bees need help! And kids need to be inspired by nature. Both of these goals come together in NECTAR: A Honey Bee Quest, a game app for kids. This game is the inspiration of Malachi and Chad, two artistic and technically savvy young people. It’s a game in which kids “become a bee” and gather nectar, pollinate flowers, do the waggle dance, and much more. Along the way, kids will have lots of fun as they learn how very important bees are!
Mal and Chad are doing this on their own—an enormous undertaking—so they launched a Kickstarter campaign. We at Dawn Publications are so excited by it that we have pledged to match a successful campaign.
Can you help NECTAR: A Honey Bee Quest become a reality? Check out their proposal at: http://www.kickstarter.com/
BTW – Mal and Chad are offering a bunch of incentives
—and you’ll get a free game with a pledge of only $15.
Thank you!—from all of us at Dawn Publications.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The transition from digital, to oil, and back to digital...
On the left is a digital under painting I drew in Photoshop. The middle piece is a result of printing out that under painting and glazing oil color over top. I guess I just wasn't ready to put the brush and paint away. On the right I took out the middle process and did a color overlay in Photoshop.
EARTH Feeling The Heat - 2010.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The finished painting, done in Photoshop using a color overlay. Getting from the finished comp to full color is relatively easy since the values were already established. Kind of like glazing oil washes over a solid under painting.
This wound up being the cover of Seahorses - By Jennifer Keats Curtis, Henry Holt and Company.
Here the sketch is refined and starting to move towards color by creating a neutral half tone. Magenta usually works for me if I know the color palette will be on the cool side.