It has been awhile since I've posted to this blog. I have a new website where I have been posting my artwork since I've started doing a lot more freelance work. It is located here:
You can contact me through that site listed in the "Contact" page.
I will not be posting on this blog anymore.
Welcome to 40minus1. My name is TJ Grant and I'm an Artist/Graphic Designer in the Louisville, KY area. This is my little spot on the net where I post some of my latest work. You'll find a little bit of everything here, some digital paintings, graphic design, a little traditional work and even some motion graphics. If you are need of some design work send me an email and I'd love to hear about your project and how I can best assist you in accomplishing your goals. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I painted this for my wife for her birthday. This is a painting of my son.
This is also a little self promotion here as I am now accepting work to paint people's portraits. Basically its a digital painting that I can get printed out on on a canvas up to 16x20. Plus if you desire just the digital copy to print out on your own photo paper at home or even a photo center that can be arranged as well. So if you want a hand painted version of your favorite person/people in life, contact me via email listed on the top of my blog.
Posted by TJG at 12:20 AM
Friday, July 23, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Ahh, the fresh smell of paint and the mess of it all!!! It has been awhile since I have ventured from the digital realm of painting. I had forgotten how much fun and challenging painting with traditional media can be. This is a mural that I painted for Crossing Church, were my wife and I are members of here in Louisville KY. This was by far the biggest mural I've had to paint yet. The dimensions of the wall were 10'x25'. I had a blast though getting my hands messy again, mixing colors and having the feel of the brush gliding across the wall.
Though I do a whole lot of digital artwork, there really is something special about being able to physically touch and see the texture of paint and traditional media in general. That, I will say, is the downfall of digital work. Sure you can print out stuff on a canvas, but you don't get the thickness, the texture, or even the smell like you would with a real painting.
But I still enjoy creating both traditional and digital artwork and was very thankful for the opportunity to flex that traditional muscle again!
Posted by TJG at 9:13 PM
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I took a few days from doing daily paintings and worked on this painting. This is from a photo that my good friend Jason Coobs took. He is an awesome wedding photographer and he graciously let me paint this photo. You can visit his site here: www.jasoncoobs.com/blog
Here is the reference photo:
I also spent some time making a tutorial of this painting. I've been asked several times how do I do these paintings on the computer so I decided to put together a little tutorial showing the technique and steps that it takes to get one of these done.
For reference I use a Wacom Intuos Tablet for painting. The programs I use are Photoshop and Painter. Photoshop has a wonder brush engine, and can be used for more than photo editing/manipulation.
Step 1: In the beginning I keep everything very loose, making very broad strokes to get the overall feel and composition of the painting. The time I take here to get everything laid out will save me from having to repaint any major errors later.
If you have any questions feel free to email me. My email is located in my profile or in the watermark of my paintings.
Posted by TJG at 10:50 AM