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Art & Inspiration "How I Draw Rusty Nuts" or "Hot Rod Poster 101"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jeff Norwell, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Wacom tablets are the only tablet I would use. There are tons of them on eBay.

    Jeff, I really like seeing you work, it re-energizes me and that's saying someone who's been scratching out a living in graphic design for 30+ years!
     
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  2. Jeff Norwell
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  3. Jerry_Rolls&Pleats
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    Wow, the artwork for this year's show is stunning, and it's interesting to see how it's done.
     
  4. MalibuKasey
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    Great stuff for sure!!! Im in the world of art for a living as well.... If it wasnt for the fact that I had a Wacom at work and home Id carry it everywhere. Like JJ im an Illustraitor and Photoshop guy....
     
  5. Speedrome
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    Jeff,

    I know how busy you are. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

    You have vision!

    Bart
     
  6. lowphat53
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    You are my idol! thanks for sharing this awesome thread with us... I am definitely going to try and use some of your teachings... Great art as always!
     
  7. Deadbird
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    You rule Jeff! Who thinks the HAMB should do an all artist Tech Week? I think it would be cool to see how the rest of you guys do this stuff too. Grand prize could be one of those big box of crayons with the sharpener on the back. :D
     
  8. glenn33
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    Well yea....


     
  9. kram
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    Great stuff Jeff! Thanks for taking the time to do the step-by-step.
     
  10. ToddJ
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    Awesome to see your work broken down in various stages, Jeff! I love seeing your work in- progress with all of the different layers. I need to sell a shitload of art work to buy the programs and start working in digital. I'm still an old school, draw-it-by-hand guy, but seeing your process in action helps me see how much time I could save going the digi route. Of all the programs I've seen, I like the results of Painter above all.

    Killer, dude! Thanks again!!!!!

    Thanks for taking the time to post this, man!
     
  11. Incredible.....Thanks for sharing!
     
  12. goetzcr
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    Oh, I'm GETTIN me one a them shirts.
     
  13. dart165
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    Jeff, you rule. :D
     
  14. hog mtn dave
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    WTF? Thanks for the insight. If it was easy I was going into business. Now my geoffknorwell.com site will have to be sold.
     
  15. ynottayblock
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    that would be an awesome idea

    Todd, I used to be all by hand until I tried photoshop...I couldn't see myself going back, especially if I was doing it for a living. If your doing concept work for someone, digital is a huge time saver. Now I still paint on canvas by hand and will never stop doing that as that is a skill I never want to lose. On a side note, I thought some of your work was digital because it was so clean...you have skills my man.
     
  16. 327-365hp
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    Jeff you forgot to mention this missing element!! Thanks for sharing the really cool tech, but without the talent it's pretty much useless! :D
     
  17. Yeah, that's pretty much what I was thinking.....
     
  18. sawzall
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  19. Pretty good for a puck slappin', maple sucker!

    :)


    I (HEART) Tech articles!
     
  20. So Cool!
    Great meeting you in Moncton!

    and as they say up north "Keep your stick on the ice"
     
  21. tdog
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    Really cool! Thanks for sharing
     
  22. shoebox1950
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    Awesome work! Isn't this the same way they FAKED Obama's birth certificate- editing different layers???
     
  23. I not only love the artwork, but appreciate the effort to try and explain what you do to smucks like I who fumble with stupid pens and want to 'update'.

    I have been tinkering on a intuos 4:), and exploring (I need a good trainer to explain all the features that my ignorant eyes can't see), and interested to see others touch on the topic around sizing and if you you use vector or not.....One of my current 'newby' frustrations is finding a balance between image size, dpi, using various file types smartly, and setting myself up at the begining so that I don't end up with a file that is cumbersome, too big (or small), or unusable when you've finished layering and tweaking....

    Note: I am finding a better balance of late, but curious to hear your thoughts a bit more there?

    Cheers,

    Drewfus
     
  24. 1950ChevySuburban
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    That's just cool! Nice work Jeff. I always wondered how stuff like this got done.
     
  25. ToddJ
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    Todd, I used to be all by hand until I tried photoshop...I couldn't see myself going back, especially if I was doing it for a living. If your doing concept work for someone, digital is a huge time saver. Now I still paint on canvas by hand and will never stop doing that as that is a skill I never want to lose. On a side note, I thought some of your work was digital because it was so clean...you have skills my man.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks man! I appreciate that. It takes so much time to get stuff looking clean, that's why I want to explore the digital media. Just a matter of coming up with the dough.
     
  26. cartcoupe36
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    one of the nicest people i have ever dealt with. he puts his heart an soul in to his work! the research an pains he takes to make it right is awesome. thanks for all the help jeff, you have made us proud an honored to know you!
     
  27. pwschuh
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    Awesome Jeff! Can't wait to see it in person in October.
     
  28. Some people are welders. Some are painters. Some people have talent as artists. Jeff is one of those. I have some of his equipment and none of the results. Nice thread, Jeff.
     
  29. NateSedan
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    Well said.
    I have had an acoustic guitar for years that just sounded like shit.....
    until someone who could play picked up. :D
     

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