Chelsea Kenna Illustration

Hello! I saw your work at Wonder Con and just wanted to compliment your fantastic work! Looking to getting your sketch book when it becomes available on line!

Asked by
gpanthony

Thanks so much! :)
The book should hopefully be available for purchase online around May 1st.

My piece for the Animystics show at Light Grey Art Lab! The show opens this Friday, April 25th and runs until May 23rd. 
Prints of this piece are available for purchase here and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Feline Rescue, Inc.
I’m afraid I won’t be attending the opening reception, as I’m way out here in California, but if you’re a Minneapolis local, go check it out!

My piece for the Animystics show at Light Grey Art Lab! The show opens this Friday, April 25th and runs until May 23rd. 

Prints of this piece are available for purchase here and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Feline Rescue, Inc.

I’m afraid I won’t be attending the opening reception, as I’m way out here in California, but if you’re a Minneapolis local, go check it out!

I will be at Wondercon this weekend (April 18-20th) in Anaheim, CA!

You can find me at booth # SP106 in the Small Press area in Hall C.

I’ll be selling prints (including new 13 x 19 prints!) mini prints, and copies of my new art book (pictured above)! I’ll also be taking a few sketch commissions during the con.

The original framed print from my Meltdown Comics show will also be available for sale.

Hope to see some of you there!

How do you manage to use textures as an overlay while keeping the original colors of your artwork? Is that what a Mask layer does?

Asked by
artsymaria

I usually just desaturate the textures. In PS, with the texture layer selected, go to Image>Adjustments>Desaturate to completely remove the texture’s color, or if you want a little of the color to remain (sometimes this creates a neat effect) go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation and play around with the Saturation slider.

Mask basically allows you to control where the texture appears. For example, if you have a character on a background, and only want the texture on the character, not the background, you can select the character and then go to your texture layer and click the layer mask button (or go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal Selection) and that’ll hide any part of the layer that’s outside of your selection.