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Matt Foley Motivational Speaker by Stnk13
Matt Foley Motivational Speaker
Pencil Sketch colored in Photoshop. One of Chris Farley's most famous reoccuring characters on Saturday Night Live. 
Nerd Illustrator Coloring attempt by Stnk13
Nerd Illustrator Coloring attempt
At work it is slow so I have Tuesdays off for a while. In the past, alot of professionals and teachers told me to create my art in vector formats using illustrator. So since I had some time today I researched a little more about illustrator. Mainly the Live Paint feature and tools. It took me around 4 to 5 hours to do this. I probably could have done this in Photoshop in about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. 

In Illustrator I first outlined the figure in a heavy pen line. Then I converted the whole outline to Live Paint mode. I learned that you can toggle from live paint to normal mode by using the selection tool and double clicking the selection. So in normal mode I started adding various weights of lines to the inside of the image. I noticed that if you overshoot lines and go into the Live paint mode, that you can easily delete the overshot lines. 

A couple annoying things I noticed about this method was that for some reason when you overshoot lines of different weights, they change to that weight. So several times I had to change the line weights back to the original weights I wanted them to be. Also in order for live paint to fill certain areas, the area needs to be closed and sometimes its hard to tell when the lines are very thick. Also, the tips of lines sometimes go over into an area that you may not want to go. Mainly if the tips are rounded they tend to overlap. I noticed that if you change the tip of that line to flat sometimes you won't have this problem. It could get very time consuming changing the tips of lines as well as constantly adjusting the thicknesses of the lines to where you are happy with them.

Just wondering if anyone has any coloring techniques to try in Illustrator because it seems to be a very frustrating program for me.
ChetWilliams by Stnk13
This is a drawing from a Drawing Social when Artists come to draw live musicians performing. 
I went yesterday and drew a musician named Chet Williams from Philadelphia.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: the mouse in my room
  • Reading: This Journal Post I am writing
  • Watching: The screen that i am writing my journal post on
  • Eating: Jax cheese curls
  • Drinking: glass of warm water
I received 12 copies in the mail and it is now ready for purchase on…

It will be available for purchase on Amazon in 6 to 8 weeks. 


Gerry Stankiewicz
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Favourite genre of music: Rock
Operating System: PC
Favourite cartoon character: George Liquor, Popeye

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pvgdeviant Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Hello! We met at The Hershey Comic Con, I'm the guy that had the Youtube channel. I wasn't sure if you'd want to see it but here are the links to the videos that were made with featuring your stuff.
The first is my update/haul video.… 
The second is the con video itself…

I'm part of a network of gaming groups in the central PA area if you'd be okay with it we'd love to promote your work. You can contact me on our Facebook page www.facebook.comredhatgames1
Quadroblitz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Heyyyy I saw you at the Hershey Comic-Con.
Stnk13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It was nice to meet you there.
Quadroblitz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yea. I'm a bit surprised to see you only have 70 watchers, your art is really good.
Stnk13 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
blueiguan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Hi, thanks for the fav! Your gallery is awesome :)
JoeDillon Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite Ger :]
JoeDillon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
-Happy Birthday Gerry!!!-
J0N-Lankry Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the :+fav: ! :squee:
JoeDillon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
 Thanks for the favorite Ger :]
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