Archive for June, 2012


Karl: He’s the kind of dude who’s just there for you. Who’s always good for anything from taking a drive just so you can get away from it all, to helping devour a back of white cheddar popcorn during a Pretender marathon. He doesn’t say much, but he’s one heck of a  listener, and never one to judge. Karl’s your best friend, the one you can always turn to day or night.

He’s just there for you.

Meet. . . . Karl:

"Karl" - A Digital Illustration by Karissa Cole 2012

So I decided to practice painting with my newish tablet today. I see some incredible artists out there who paint some amazingly realistic things digitally. But that’s not gonna be me. I haven’t the patience, drive, or talent for that sort of thing. Personally I’ve only got enough of an attention span to create things like Karl here. Which is fine for me. At least for now.

Karl’s my first digital painting in which I used just my tablet and standard Photoshop brushes. I see very many areas in my illustration that could use improvement. Sizing, perspective, shadows & highlights especially. But I’m about to put the tablet down for the day and I was pretty sure I couldn’t wait until I finished touching up to post this. Because, truth be told, I have a creator’s crush on Karl. But I mean, come on, he’s pretty freakin’ cute. ‘Course I am biased. You know, first painting and all. I’m hoping to keep practicing and in a few months come back and be able to see how much I’ve progressed . . . while still loving my first little venture here.

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