A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed, art by Russell Dickerson

Digital: A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

After a bit of a hiatus on fully illustrating a digital piece, I’ve created my new, creepy image, “A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed.” I’ve been doing digital manipulations here and there, but I’ve shied away from full digital illustrations for most of this year. New times bring new ideas, though, and these […]

Impossible Dreams

Digital Art: Impossible Dreams

Last week, I was sketching while I was on the mass transit (which I’m apt to do). Typically, I end up with the strangest and weirdest sketches, even more so than my typical artwork. I’ve learned over time that when I’m sketching in my Moleskine, I just have to let go and sketch whatever comes […]

And No One Cares; art of russell dickerson

Digital Art: And No One Cares

As an artist, what resonates with me is the idea of creating something that hits a little deeper than simply showing a scene. Sure, as an illustrator especially, there are plenty of times where I need to paint the scene as it is. Much of the time, illustrations are visual adaptations of a story, and […]

My Digital Art: Abashed The Devil

I’ve written quite a few blog articles for the Apex Book Company, and every so often I’ll add a piece of my own art to my writing. Sometimes it’s a pre-existing piece, and every so often I’ll create a brand new piece to go with the article. The article I wrote for them in October, The […]

Conquered

New Digital Art: Conquered

I’ve been trying to create a new art piece every week, and soon I hope to make that every day. Until then, I’m enjoying the personal projects and ideas that I’m exploring. I have quite a few ideas for digital pieces, stories, ink art, paintings, even sculptures. Digital art allows me the greatest level of […]

Imperfect

New Digital Art: Imperfect

Being an artist of multiple styles can be a lot of fun. It also allows me to work out ideas with, what I consider anyway, to be the right format.  Sometimes an idea might look better as an ink. Sometimes it requires a fully illustrated or painted method. Other times, like the piece below, it’s […]

New Digital Art: Blame

Here is my newest digital piece, I call it Blame. It was created from various photos, textures, and hand drawn elements, and I first featured the walkthrough on my Tumblr page. Here is the full piece, and the steps that I used to get there. The first step, the original photo:   Second step, adding […]

New Art: Of Life, Death, and Afterlife

Much like the last piece that I posted, this digital art that I created hasn’t been seen before by the masses. It’s digital, and very much speaks to my frame of mind when I created it. It was created about 9 months into my protracted unemployment. At this point, there was still some hope, some […]

New digital art: Some Things Never Sleep

It’s no secret that I’ve had a couple of long years now. In trying to get back into art creation mode, I’ve begun trying to “jump start” the process with some quick digital pieces.  Part of my problem is that I sit down with new ideas, especially for covers and such, and I end up […]

New Digital Art: Last Time Around The Block

I decided, in lieu of doing another ink today, that I’d toy around with Photoshop some. I love working with layers, textures, and just random ideas to make art, and digital is perfect for that. As you can see by my galleries, I really have two different digital styles. The first is simply an illustrative […]

New digital art: “The Darkness Never Comes”

Life has ups and downs of course, and I’ve said plenty of times that art is a great catharsis. I used that catharsis this very morning, for a new digital piece. I like digital art, in this case more photomanipulation than full, line by line sort of art. My style(s) of art usually has a […]

New Ink & Digital Art: Stranger

I’ve been a big fan of the film Dark City since I saw in the theater back in the 90’s. For awhile now, I’ve been considering doing some ink art of one of the creatures from the film. They are known as “the strangers’, and our hero (played by Rufus Sewell) has to go up […]

Digital art and using the right texture

One of the great things that I like about digital art is the ability for programs (I use Photoshop) to let different layers of art interact. For example, I can have a painting of a character on one layer, with all the shadowing, anatomy, and so on, and on a different layer I can have […]

To be [social] or not to be [social]

I originally wrote this article for my Apex Magazine slot this month, but in the long run I decided to go a different way with it. I thought this one ended up a little more about creators than about the things the Apex might need, so I wrote a different one. That said, I think […]

New Ink Card/Digital Color: The Gorgon

I had fun digitally coloring The Pale Man ink that I did (see it here!), and I thought I’d try it again. I’ve been away from inking for a couple of weeks, due both to the job search and some paying gigs, but I created a new one today for sale. I have numerous ink […]