3/18/11

jungle pals


I just started playing around with a new photoshop brush this week, and what started as a doodle evolved into this. I rarely use brushes in photoshop but I think I'm going to to mess around with them a little more. I like the spontaneity and unlike a real brush, there's always that 'command z' to fall back on.

37 comments:

Tamara Henderson said...

cool elephant and i love the textures.

Cassandra said...

Great illustration! I definitely think you should do some more!! wow I really didn't know you can draw that well with brushes!!

Pagas said...

very nice!

Ciao
Paolo

Maria Bogade said...

Great characters! And wonderful textures!

fhiona galloway said...

this is so lovely! :D

Vincent Desjardins said...

This is really nice Michael. I love the character designs, the colors and the textures. Are you using a brush that came with Photoshop? or is it a third party brush? I've always been a bit intimidated by the brushes in Photoshop, they never seem to paint the way I imagine they will based on their icons. I guess that's why I prefer working in Corel Painter because their brushes are all labeled with names that give me an idea of the results I'll get when using them (i.e. chalks, pastels, ink, etc.) Anyway, keep up the good work!

Nearchos said...

This is so cute Michael! ^_^

Katie Carberry said...

this is wonderful - it captures the texture of elephant skin so well, It's just perfect.

genie espinosa said...

i don't use photoshop brushes.. i think they're very hard for me to understand the directions but you definitely found the way! i love the elephant feet a lot! cuuute!

momo-tomo said...

Nice work!

Sayantan Halder said...

so cuttttteeeeee....... elephant ....

matt dawson said...

An absolute delight! Glorious colours! All so natural despite it's photoshop origins! You really have a knack... boy I struggle with my Pshop brushes...still haven't cracked it to my satisfaction. Do you Cinteq screen draw or just intuos tablet...?

Brad said...

this is really really beautiful!

Juan said...

Fantastic!! I really like your line work!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh I love the way this turned out Man. It's awesome. Love that delicious texture and the color and characters are rocking. Oh well, YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN man!
I am not worthy, I am not worthy he he he he! I love it Michael. Great work.

Jem said...

This is great man! One of the things that has always drawn my attention to your illustrations is the texture. This is great!

R.Dress said...

Very cute! What version PS do you have?

Jamey Christoph said...

Love it Michael! keep going with it, can't wait to see more!

Roger Simó said...

God bless command z! Beautiful characters.

michele said...

Just adorable! Love these jungle pals! :o)

Michaele Razi said...

I'm loving everything about this! The characters, the composition, the textures and colors. I can go on and on, really. I'm trying to figure out what brush you used, looks very cool! Oh, and thanks for the visit!

michael robertson said...

Hey everybody, thanks for the comments. To answer your questions Vince, Robert and Michaele, I have photoshop CS3, and the brush is one of many that were custom made by a very talented buddy of mine. He was able to create a brush that makes a beautiful jagged line. I can't wait to use it more!

jmanu said...

Simply beautiful.

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Awesome. PS brush or no PS brush your work rocks! But the brush does add a cool organic quality to it. Love it.

Alex said...

Beautiful drawing.
I love the logo.

BambinoMonkey said...

Awesome style!!

life without novacaine said...

Your elephant is GREAT! Seems like the toucan is enjoying the conversation and a free ride!

Your illustrations always have such playfulness in them. Pure LOVE!

Francisco Martins said...

Michael!! LOVE your elephant! your new brush rocks man, the result is really cool :D
You create such magical visual fantasy... love your work buddy!

donny* said...

Very nice, Michael! It's different but it still suits your illustration style very much. I give it and ecstatic AWESOME!

Tracy said...

Your elephant is simply adorable! I love how the brush makes him look all wrinkly, like a real elephant. Your bird is great, too. I have trouble with elephants...yours is precious!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You know Mr. Michael,
You have powers to make a soul sistah feel really
special. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment. I totally get that you are busy and all and that you would take time out of your busy life to stop by means a lot to me. I am on the move to Charlotte so I will catch up with you a little later. Keep it moving Bro.
Big Ups
V

Natalie said...

I love the expression on the elephant's face. He looks friendly and wise and carefree all at the same time.

Sjan Weijers said...

cute paws on the elephant :)

Jmontiel said...

Nice work! I love the elephant!!

Mukpuddy said...

Nice work dude!

get zapped said...

Great work! Love the expressions and and lines, shapes.

doodlegirl said...

WOW!!! I am so inspired seeing what you have done in photoshop!!! They're adorable by the way.... love your technique!