Showing posts from August, 2010

Into the Vortex

Here's another dA muro artwork. I may soon try to experiment with with dA muro more and do something else like a comic book drawing or a portrait.


This is the third in the color themed artworks I've done with deviantART's dA muro feature. I'm still trying to come up with something for the Toshiba contest on deviantART. I think I've got it narrowed down to one or two ideas. After the contest is over I'll post it here. My submission for the Scott Pilgrim contest is in the "Contest Submissions" category in my devianART gallery. Also, right now, it's on my main page on there in "Newest Deviations."


Here's another artwork I made with dA muro. I was going to use it for a contest on deviantART called Toshiba: Cool for School Laptop Skin Design Contest, but the rules made it seem like I might not be able to use it. For the contest, you use a template and basically fill in the space in the middle with an image. It looks like you can put a photo on there, a digital painting, whatever. I'll have to come up with something else. The good thing is, I get to blog the artwork sooner. Just to be sure it stayed qualified, I would have to wait till the contest was over if I'd used it for it.

Skull and Butterflies Tattoo

A friend recently asked me to design a tattoo for her. The above picture is a rough pencil and paper draft. Below is the final draft.

This one is entirely digital.

My Face and Logo

This is a picture I drew of my face, and also another logo I created for myself. I've thought about drawing more pictures of my face in the style of the one on my logo, and the one in my artwork titled "Josh Speaks, and drawing them with various facial expressions. I'm getting ready to submit an entry to the Scott Pilgrim: Create an 8th Evil Ex contest on deviantART. If you've seen the movie, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, or followed the comics, or both, you know how the story goes. Scott Pilgrim falls in love with a girl named Ramona Flowers, but before he can date her, he has to fight her seven evil exes. In this contest, you have to create an eighth evil ex. I was going to blog my entry on here this week, but do to the rules I'm going to wait until after the contest ends to blog it on here, just to make sure I don't disqualify myself. However, I might post a link to it or something like that on here before then.


Here's a piece I made with deviantART's new dA muro feature. It's a paint shop program on the site. It has some really cool tools. Among them it has texture tools, which I used to create the patterns in this piece. I'm sure I'll be using dA muro more.

My Logos

I've done several logos for myself over the years, and I thought I'd post the three main ones here. The one above is my first one. I shaved my goatee of in 2006 or 2007 and haven't kept one since then. This is the final version of it. It was a originally entirely a pencil drawing. Then I scanned and digitally colored the drawing. Later, at some point, I put in lettering for "Josh Ralls" and "Artist" in photoshop. At some point I decided to do a new logo, the one below.

I went straight to digital coloring with this one. This is actually two pencil drawings scanned and put together in photoshop. I drew the face as one piece and "Josh Ralls" and "Artist" as another piece. I put them together in photoshop and digitally colored them. Later, I would put together what would be come my third logo, which I still use now. There it is below.

I used the same for this logo as the one in the second logo. I digitally colored it in photoshop. I used a…