Original scan > Flat color > Embellishments
My Portland People series is the perfect platform for digital coloring experiments. A mere few years ago I knew cuss about Photoshop, even really hating it. But the more I force myself to practice with Photoshop, the more I actually enjoy it.
While I’ll always be a traditional medium girl, I will finally admit that there’s some pretty cool shit you can do in Photoshop. (Although I still paint waaaaay faster than when using a wacom tablet!)
We spotted this lady wheelin’ around under the Ross Island bridge last Saturday, and she landed in my sketchbook on Sunday. I don’t get to do a Portland People illustration often enough.
I scanned the ink + brush drawing into Photoshop and fleshed it out digitally, which I do sometimes but not always. There were some areas (like the column) that I color-blocked in order to give it a finished look.
More and more I’m enjoying the digital coloring process. Me From Three Years Ago is shocked.
Posted in Digital, Illustration, Portland People, Sketchbook
Tagged digital, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Portland, Portrait, Rollerblades, Sketchbook
Saturday night, where your peeps at? STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER ON A SKATEBOARD AND PARTYING, OF COURSE.
Doodles from a sketchbook.
See more glimpses of work in progress at my Instagram // Leetlewolf.
Posted in Illustration, Ink, Portland People
Tagged Comics, digital, Hand-lettered, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Oil Paint, Party, Portland, Skateboard, Totem
With all the craziness of the last few weeks, it’s been awhile since I’ve been at my usual Studio Hermit/Constant Drawing self. It felt nice to return from Sasquatch and push a pencil and brush for awhile. When I lapse, I tend to feel a little “off” (i.e. – “CRAZY”).
After a period sans arts-making, I need to do a few warm-up exercises. Over the last week I’ve done plenty, including a few Portland People drawings. The last one I worked on was a quick doodle of a young (real life) fellow sporting a fashionable…”butt flap” (you know, the kind punk rock kids usually wear?).
Lately, I’ve been doing more than just a little Photoshop clean-up, going so far as to enhance (GASP) the original drawings. OMG. What is happening to me.
And here’s the little dude after a bit of wizardy:
But nowwww, the fun stuff begins! After figuring out a general layout and a bit of thumbnailing, I’ve started work on Adult Babysitting: Volume II! YAAAAAAAY!
Here is the first working page for the second volume:
Oh man, this is going to be fun.
P.S. – What’s Adult Babysitting? Geez, go pick up Volume I already.
Posted in Comic, Illustration, Ink, Portland People, Process
Tagged Adult Babysitting, Comics, Hand-lettered, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Portland, Volume II
This fella has already been posted at my Tumblr, but here again is one of my favorite sightings from the last few weeks, a grown man in floral overalls. As if that weren’t enough, he wore them shirtless with a decidedly 90′s club kid vibe. I loved it. Spotted right around SE 47th Avenue and Hawthorne.
Like, why not, right?
Burnside and SE 12th Avenue.
March was simply too crazy for me to fit in any Portland People drawings, and I missed doing them. So naturally I squeezed one in yesterday, making myself just a little bit late for work.
I spotted this little fellow just a few days ago at a bus stop on 39th and Powell. The weather was incredibly temperamental that day, at once sunny, hailing, and with heavy sheets of cold Spring rain.
See the rest of my Portland People series here.
Over the weekend Jake & I stood in various long lines at the Southeast Buffalo Exchange after purging my wardrobe. We swung right out of the store and headed down 37th Ave. It wasn’t long before we heard the unmistakable squawking of a duck. Sitting on a small, leafy porch was an elderly couple, talking and petting their yellow duck. I stared and they greeted us with a friendly hello.
Twenty minutes and 45 blocks later, Jake caught site of an exchange between two rather shady looking humans and proclaimed, “Well, THAT wasn’t a drug deal”. The shifty-eyed gent parted ways with his customer and disappeared down 82nd Ave to carry on with his day’s business.
I honestly didn’t mean to make this guy look so bummed.
NE 8th Avenue & Alberta.
See the rest of the Portland People collection here.
I watched this young lady cross the street on a gloomy & rainy early February evening; her bright ensemble was hard to miss. With her blonde bowl cut, yellow woolen cape, pale yellow skirt, and colorful scarf, she trotted to her car like a cheerful harbinger of Spring.
Southeast 46th Avenue & Hawthorne Boulevard.