Monday, June 29, 2009

"The Dogs"

Welcome to the slightly re-vamped blog; now with added blue! Next in line for an upgrade is the official Cool Surface website; we'll keep you informed of when that will be launching. There have also been murmurings of a Cool Surface shop appearing in the not too distant future, so you could soon be able to adorn your walls with prints of sexy ladies, flying rats and more sexy ladies (we like sexy ladies). Hooray!

If the excitement hasn't all been too much for you, take a peek at this latest image, imaginatively titled "The Dogs"...

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Rising Starr", Advanced Photoshop Tutorial

Issue 58 of Advanced Photoshop Magazine is out now, and in it you will find a tutorial which will take you through how we created this image, called "Rising Starr". It starts off a little differently from our usual method, using photo reference to help generate an initial sketch, to help readers who aren't that confident with their drawing skills.

Monday, June 15, 2009

"Fractured Beauty"

We're not yet able to show you some of our recent artwork until it's been published, so for this week's post here's a personal piece that David made whilst playing around with Painter and Photoshop.

Enjoy! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Graffiti Tutorial in Photoshop Creative, "First Dance"

We've had to sit on this image for a while, until the current issue of Photoshop Creative Magazine was released. But now it's out we can show you "First Dance", starring your 2 favourite illustrators! ;)

If you want to find out how we created this graffiti effect, pick up issue 49 of Photoshop Creative.



Monday, June 01, 2009

"Photoshoot" Digital Arts tutorial out now!

The current issue of Digital Arts magazine has just been released, so we're now able to show you this tutorial image, called "Photoshoot". It was drawn from reference using a stock photo by Marcus Ranum of the lovely Mosh (be careful if you're little faint-hearted; her images can be a little racy!).

Pick up a copy of the mag to see how we made it!