The Vigil
July 2007
Pencil, tablet PC, Adobe Photoshop CS2

This was my first attempt at a digital painting style. Typically, when I work in Photoshop, I use the Brush tool to outline my artwork, then color on a separate layer. Here, I used a Multiply layer style and colored directly over the pencil sketch. People commonly question whether or not this piece was done in 3D, but the entire image is flat media. In fact, this piece was a June 2008 winner of's monthly fan art contest.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles © Mirage Studios
Artwork © WTAW Productions