Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Brainy Christmas!


I played with the new version of ArtRage tonight. If you follow me on Twitter (@bobjinx) you may have caught me raving about it. They added a bunch of new features, including an inking pen, watercolor brush, and selection & transform tools. I only exported to Photoshop to resize and save it as a proper jpeg—the new ArtRage even has color adjustment options. The inking pen is a bit too smooth for my taste, though very impressive. So I inked the little brain dude in Flash.


I did prefer the inking pen over the paint brush for detail work—you'll see I added the drool marks and puddle after I inked in Flash. If you're curious about how I use Flash with ArtRage, I can do a tutorial at some point. Sherm Cohen has already covered the Illustrator/ArtRage combo like a pro. But essentially, all I do is export a hi-res transparent PNG from Flash and drop it on a layer in ArtRage to paint under.

Have a great holiday everyone!
...and Merry Christmas!

See you in 2010, if not sooner...

11 comments:

Jason Curtis said...

Looks great Bob...I love this brainy character.

I'd certainly be interested in a tutorial on Art Rage.

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Renee Kurilla said...

Nice Bob! I love this little guy. Merry Christmas to you too!

Chris Sabatino said...

Beautiful work as always, Bob! Just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed your blog this year...every post is a joy AND a learning experience!!!! Happy Hoildays!

SGlascoe said...

Bob, I love your brainy guy! Thanks for the lessons as well. I am interested in learning more :)

Merry Christmas - hope it is a wonderful one for you and your family!

Louise Smythe said...

Haha, I love it! Merry Christmas, Bob!

Carter Malouf said...

Your brain guy is awesome and I would so be interested in a tutorial on Art Rage. Doug recommend yours about inking in flash and it was great. Merry Christmas!

jazzlamb said...

I'm loving all he work! The brain guy was actually a lot of neurons put together. haha. Great work! I really like the ink line work that you do!

Bob Flynn said...

Thanks everyone! For what it's worth, i don't advise chewing on a Santa hat.

Alina Chau said...

What a cute character!! Merry Christmas to you too!!

geiger said...

haha
so great!

chrisallison said...

LOVE this character, Bob! The painting looks phenomenal! Can't wait to see what the new year brings on your blog and Heeby Jeeby Comix