FAQ

Click a question below to view the answer. If you’re wondering about something more specific, or if you can’t find an answer here, feel free to email me at graemeborland@gmail.com.

You can not use my artwork commercially, or for any promotional purpose (advertising, album art, page art for Facebook groups, posters, etc). You can not use my artwork as part of your branding or identity.

General

Can I commission you?

I’m no longer taking on any commissioned work, but I do have some prints for sale on Society6 and INPRNT.

Do you have any prints for sale?

Absolutely! Right here on Society6 and on INPRNT.

How do you do these sketches so quickly?

Routine! I am not picky about how my sketches turn out, since I do so many. I focus on the big picture (I almost never zoom in on a sketch), forgo any fine details, and try to accept mistakes and paint over them or work them into the piece, rather than habitually undoing strokes I dislike.

How do you make your time lapses?

The software I use to make them is Screenflick on Mac, and Debut on Windows.

What advice can you give to someone learning digital painting?

All I can recommend is what works for me – which is to practice regularly. If you aren’t satisfied with what you’re making, take the chance to deconstruct why, and try to improve those areas. If you do that daily and make small changes in your technique, eventually you’ll develop a style you’re more happy with. The key is just to do it often, and iterate quickly. Check out this talk I did at PechaKucha for more of my thoughts on daily sketching.

What artists inspire you?

There are tons, but here are a few of my favourite links.
Daniel Dociu
Kekai Kotaki
Tom Scholes
Noah Bradley
Blinck’s YouTube
Feng Zhu’s YouTube

What brushes do you use?

In addition to default and custom ones, I’ve made use of Blinck’s Brushes and Marc Brunet’s Brushes.

What tools and software do you use?

I use an Intuos 4 tablet and Photoshop CC. Sometimes I incorporate 3D elements made using Maya LT and Unity.