Wade Mixer Mockup


Wade Mixer Mockup, originally uploaded by mark5four0.

I’m hoping to get some use out of that airbrush I got a while back. I think I’ll need to practice on a lamp or something before taking on a project with this many details. I really just need to put more time into the prep work because I’m pretty solid with the taping and details.

I’ll post the results when I get some!

Wade’s post about the mixer with sketches.

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I’m almost convinced that with basic computer skills and the ability to use the internet anyone can become a graphics professional. There are so many high quality Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials out there that the work is basically done for you.

I think we had a discussion about this with my painting professor back at Mason. She was of the mindset that it didn’t take any “skill” to be a digital artist because you couldn’t add emotion using more forceful “brush strokes” using the mouse. While I agree to some point, you do have to build up a vast knowledge of slider settings and a wide array of brush and texture files to produce high quality pieces.

I’m clearly not at the level I want to be yet. I’m at the level where I can take some of the pieces of these tutorials and combine them into something cool. So I made this background for Wade, I think it’s more my style than his, but… whatever.

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