Illustrating the Batman rogues in Adobe Illustrator!

Adobe Illustrator Speed Drawing – Primordial Creative Studio vs the Batman Rogues!

I’ve been doing nightly illustrations of Batman villains as I watch the old Bruce Timm DC Animated Universe shows with my kids.  It’s a bit of “just for fun” and also challenging myself to get better at one of the Adobe Creative Cloud programs I don’t use as much as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere and After Effects.

This time I redesigned Bane, a Batman villain not held in high regard by Bruce Timm. I sketched him out, used Adobe Illustrator to fully render the comic art, and recorded the process for your viewing pleasure. At the end I show you a few other of the other DC Batman villains I drew in Adobe Illustrator. Please enjoy this speed drawing and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Phoenix Resists

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Trump came to Phoenix and I went down to the protest. People with signs, people cosplaying, these are not things I like to photograph or film, so I didn’t make too much of anything, and I wasn’t involved in the actual chaos that happened after the rally. The truly depressing thing was not seeing the Trump supporters in the flesh but how protestors and MAGA-ers just yell at each other as if that does any good. They don’t even speak the same language. A Trump supporter, at this point, is either completely blind to him being a racist/ why racism is bad, or they fully embrace and endorse being a racist and facist. The Trump protestor largely expressed that he is a racist and facist and it goes into the void between these two camps.
I wonder if MAGA types could be swayed by focusing on collusion with Russia – it is, you know, treason in the actual literal sense.
Life has taught me, though, that if someone supports someone, politically or otherwise, it’s never really about reason, it’s about emotion, and underlying strong beliefs that have no rationale behind them.
A Trump supporter genuinely believes white male dominance trumps any treason, law breaking, gangsterism, decline in cultural values or standing in the world, etc.
It’s how evangelicals still support a person so clearly unreligious, unspiritual, how poor rural people support a man who is the biggest rich city slicker of all.
How someone could claim to be a patriot and still defend the Confederacy and treason with foreign hostile nations.
What does screaming back and forth do to change any of that?

Instant Film Collages with the Fuji Instax Mini + SQ10

More fun stuff you can do with instax mini and other intant film! I show you some model photography samples I’ve done with the Fuji instax mini monochrome film on my Fuji Neo Classic Mini 90 and with the new Fuji square instax shot on the SQ10. You’ll see some of the historical Polaroid film collage work created by famed art photographer David Hockney and we also talk about a few tips to get better results if you want to try your hand at collage work. Models include Cacia Zoo, Ana Corbi, Alana Schoen, Sparksss and Lillie Monster.

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Design + the dancer

I wanted to post a few recent images I did with dancer/ stuntwoman Alana Schoen in LA.  Probably my favorite styling to work with is a black turtleneck and leggings; I’ve done it many times with many different models and it always comes out with a super clean design that appeals to me.  Alana (228 of 513)-Edit

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Documentary Portraits, 20 Years Later

Hello out there! This time I’m showing you some of my earliest work- portraits I took while working in developmentally disabled group homes circa 1998-1999. It was my early college years and I was full of social crusading juice. These were all shot with the blessing of the clients and their families, and I describe what I’ve learned in years since about what makes a good documentary portrait project. I also show you some of my recent work with my daughter Magdalena.

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Primordial Creative is now on Patreon!

The last 2 months I’ve been doing a lot of my posting on Patreon.  For those unfamiliar, Patreon is where fans of creators subscribe at various reward tiers for exclusive content.  I have found it’s a good compromise for my 18+ work since Tumblr has essentially ceased functioning as an arts site and Facebook/ Instagram only allows censored material.

To give you an idea of what is actually over there, in the past month I’ve released photo sets with Cacia Zoo, Alina Lee/ Thumbelina, and a bunch of people from my previous LA trips.

 

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Currently I’m doing 2 PG sets and 2 18+ sets a month, and any previous 18+ videos shot with models are only available through Patreon.  My tutorials on Skillshare and Udemy will also be available for subscribers.

Though Primordial Creative works in a variety of genres, I’ve built this Patreon around the photos and videos I’ve done with some of the best models around for the last 7 years including brand new work.  The reward tiers include:

-photosets and video art pieces, PG + uncensored, with accompanying explainer videos where I tell you how it was all made

-my tutorials that I create for teaching pay sites Skillshare and Udemy, covering the Adobe Creative Suite, video editing, animation, sound design and more.

-mailed one-of-a-kind instax and limited edition printed zines

-name in the credits of video art pieces

-PDF copies of my e-books “Capturing The Face” and “Secretly”

There’s a lot of exclusive stuff there so anyone interested in helping support the Primordial Creative cause I highly encourage you to check you my Patreon page!

Learning Lightroom – A Skillshare Class Series

I’ve taught photo editing in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop for many years in person, and put small, specialized lessons online, but I recently had the drive and time to put together a comprehensive series of Lightroom lessons.  In this Skillshare series “Learning Lightroom” we tackle the modules one by one, breaking down all the features and explaining how they may be relevant to any photographer.

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This particular lesson focuses on the Library module, an amazing organizational tool with its own development features and special capabilities.  At the end I show you how an experienced Lightroom user would utilize all the components in a real world scenario.

Sign up for the first part of the series, “Learning Lightroom: The Library Module”, is here!