Coffee Break

Today, I am operating on 3 hours of sleep and 5 cups of coffee.

It's only 9:00 am.

And depending on which research study you want to believe in, that's either a good thing or a bad thing. So, I could very well have a heart attack or I might have prevented some cancer.

Who the fuck knows?

The Great Outdoors

I love Photoshop's predesigned brush presets (airbrush, spatter, etc.). I'm competent enough to use brush-tip shapes like grass and other "natural/organic" tips. Even the ones I've downloaded from the web, I can render with no problem. These brush-tip shapes can be really useful. That is if you know how to use them or familiar with the device you're using.

I recently got my hands on some nature/outdoor brushes for Procreate. I recently used them in my last artwork (as seen in my previous post "Colton") and on this portrait below:

If you look close enough, you might notice that some blades of grass laying sideways. Using these brushes on an iPad with an iPencil was a struggle bus shit show. I think I'm supposed to lock the orientation in the setting somewhere so that the brush stroke will always be upright.

I'm still searching the web for a proper tutorial. If anyone out there knows the answer, please let me know. Thanks.


I told Colton (the model) that I’m putting him in the middle of a meadow. Its kind of fitting since the first time we hung out was in the middle of the woods, chilling in his hammock. Good times.

For this illustration, I used mostly the ink bleed and dry ink brushes, as well as fine tip brush. A sun flare filter was added as the final layer.