Photo 25 Jul 16 notes "Pilgrimage"copyright Justin Usher 2014My first official finished illustration. Something about saying “it’s done” scares the absolute shit out of me, but it’s time.Hope you like it!

"Pilgrimage"
copyright Justin Usher 2014

My first official finished illustration. Something about saying “it’s done” scares the absolute shit out of me, but it’s time.
Hope you like it!

Photo 11 Jun 15 notes When the sun isn’t setting until after 9 pm, I can’t seem to convince my body to shut down for the night, even though I have to be up at an unholy hour. So, instead, I doodled a sunset. Quick, rough, just an impression of sunset.

When the sun isn’t setting until after 9 pm, I can’t seem to convince my body to shut down for the night, even though I have to be up at an unholy hour. So, instead, I doodled a sunset. Quick, rough, just an impression of sunset.

Photo 2 Jun 3 notes More sketches from imagination, trying to apply what I’m learning about color and composition.

More sketches from imagination, trying to apply what I’m learning about color and composition.

Photo 1 Jun 7 notes This week is about applying the things I’ve learned from doing master studies. The biggest thing I’ve learned so far has to be a confidence in color that I hope I’ll get to push farther as ArtCamp continues.

This week is about applying the things I’ve learned from doing master studies. The biggest thing I’ve learned so far has to be a confidence in color that I hope I’ll get to push farther as ArtCamp continues.

Photo 1 Jun 2 notes Starting in on a fully finished master study, and it’s pretty damn daunting. The original is Albert Bierstadt’s “Valley of the Yosemite,” and it’s one of my favorite landscapes of all time. Here’s hoping I can do it justice.

Starting in on a fully finished master study, and it’s pretty damn daunting. The original is Albert Bierstadt’s “Valley of the Yosemite,” and it’s one of my favorite landscapes of all time. Here’s hoping I can do it justice.

Photo 1 Jun 2 notes More color studies, getting ready to do a fully finished study. Artists are: Sargent, Moran, and Church.

More color studies, getting ready to do a fully finished study. Artists are: Sargent, Moran, and Church.

Photo 26 May 5 notes More color studies. I wish I had more time to work on these, but work and trying to get these done means I have to zip through them. Still, I’m learning an ungodly amount about how color works.Big thing that keeps coming up: How we perceive color is entirely dependent on the colors next to it. Example: A desaturated red will seem green when next to a more saturated red. A purple will seem more red next to blues.

More color studies. I wish I had more time to work on these, but work and trying to get these done means I have to zip through them. Still, I’m learning an ungodly amount about how color works.
Big thing that keeps coming up: How we perceive color is entirely dependent on the colors next to it. Example: A desaturated red will seem green when next to a more saturated red. A purple will seem more red next to blues.

Photo 25 May 2 notes More Art Camp stuff: color studies from the masters. Pyle, Bierstadt, Moran, and Parrish, because these guys knew what they were doing.

More Art Camp stuff: color studies from the masters. Pyle, Bierstadt, Moran, and Parrish, because these guys knew what they were doing.

Video 24 May 1 note

So I decided to sign up for Noah Bradley’s ArtCamp, and the first assignment was to do composition studies from the masters using no more than 4 values, and these are them. I actually did them initially with the originals on my other monitor, so I only noticed how off some of them are when I put them right next to each other…
Time to learn more!

Photo 14 May 2 notes Some more work on the mobile game I’m working on. I’ve updated the assets to mesh more with the UI the game will be using, and just generally made things prettier.More soon!

Some more work on the mobile game I’m working on. I’ve updated the assets to mesh more with the UI the game will be using, and just generally made things prettier.
More soon!


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