• Sketchbook2014-004.2 - Atom showing his power This is the second iteration of my original character Atom seen here. I'm developing a technique here that I think works really well. It allows for the ultimate flexibility in color, as well as it's completely vector. The nutshell is that I "ink" the sketch using a special brush in Illustrator. Once I have the lines I copy and paste them in Photoshop which creates a vector smart object. One of the many amazing ways that the Adobe products work together. Here's where things get interesting though. Normally, people would start using the polygon lasso tool or something like it and filling with color to get the basic flats. But what I do is I use the ...
    Posted Jul 9, 2014, 6:52 AM by Alex Velazquez
  • GEODUDE GO! | Final This, my friends, is the final version of my fan art for the pokemon GEODUDE. When I drew this I had the creativity and I knew what I wanted, but my skills weren't all there yet. However, the original version continued to be one of my most popular piece on DeviantArt. So year after year I came back to it to see if I could make it better. I tried to color it a couple times and make it more dynamic, but I failed. Nothing I did make it better than the original sketch. Then, I finally just left it alone, until recently I began a conversation with a fan of the original one. He made me realize that ...
    Posted May 27, 2014, 3:29 PM by Alex Velazquez
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