Christine Garner Illustrations Blog

Tortoise Digital Painting Studies


Here is another video I recorded of some digital painting studies of tortoises in Photoshop. I did some quick studies then I messed around with pattern as well. Tortoise shells come in so many different shapes, sizes, colours and patterns. The geometric and tessellating quality of them is very interesting.

Tortoise studies

Painting a Sheep


I did a quick painting study yesterday of a sheep in Corel Painter 2016. I recorded the process of this painting and put it on youtube.

Sheep portrait
I used my custom brushes for this painting (I don’t generally like the default brushes that come with Painter except for the real watercolor brushes).

I will be doing some more recordings of painting and drawing in different art programs as well, including Krita, Artrage and Photoshop.

Closest thing to fan art I’ve ever done


As a rule I don’t do “fan art”, in fact this is more a study than fan art to try out my watercolour pencils. It’s from one of Brian Froud’s books on the Dark Crystal I’ve got. Brian Froud’s work is awesome, he’s one of the Illustrators whose work inspired me to do art when I was young. Some of the crazy things he comes up with boggle my mind (in a good way). This character is one of the Mystics from the Dark Crystal film.

dark crystal study

Pagodas and a cat


Here are a few studies of pagoda types and Asian architecture. Lots more work to do with this subject but it’s really interesting looking at different architecture types.

Pagoda architecture studies

I did this cat study a short while ago when I was trying out some different techniques in Photoshop to create texture.

I have some more sketches to show, but I’ll post them later on in the week.

Cat texture study

Sketchbook Studies


I put some of my recent sketches from various sketchbooks together. These are some random ideas I’ve been working on.

sketchbook studies

I also found some observation studies of acorn tops in pencil  I did last year.
Acorn tops

These are some fine liner pen studies I did of birds over a few days in January for some pen drawing practice. I scanned them into my computer and put a shade behind them in Photoshop to show the silhouette’s better.
Bird Pen Sketches

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