Monday, April 1, 2013


Having wrapped up a lot of freelance work, I'm once again able to focus on personal projects and practicing my craft. Here's a recent attempt, where I'm combining a colored pencil sketch, then shadows done with watercolor, and a final pass in photoshop. I really want to get better at implying form and light, combining many different aspects in each brush-stroke. I also want to get better at handling edges. I truly enjoy the more rough look of paintings. This is an iteration of the detective I did for "Murder Ballads". More to come :)

Edit: Made some small tweaks.


Betty Szwagierczak said...

Great, I love the visible pencil lines and soft shadows. Keep it up!

Johannes Helgeson said...

Thanks Betty! Glad you like it. See ya :)