Sunday, December 21, 2014

End of the year projects

Hey all, just posting some recent project stuff. Here is the process pics like usual. Enjoy and have a safe holiday.

Monday, December 8, 2014


Hey all, just dropping things off.  I have been completing illustrations for spectrum so expect a big update soon. Till then enjoy these.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Socal scribbles Halloween contest

This was a sketch page I did while waiting for my oil change to be done. I painted it up in my sketchbook with acrylics and a little digital tweaking in photoshop. I like doing these, because I have an original painted image and a digital paint as well. Nothing makes me more happy then watching people go "Oh Shit! A painting!" while flipping through my sketchbook. I hope people in the contest enjoy it.

Film study time_ ghostbusters

A friend and me are trying to complete a film study a day, upon all our other work. Just as a warm up and good study for composition and realism. My Bill Murray looks so bad ahaha. Enjoy.

Friday, October 10, 2014

More skylanders.

A nice mix of digital and traditional. The "other job" was rough this week so these guys were pushed back, but I liked how the mix of the mediums allows me relax more while painting. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


OMG.....this guy has so much detail on him, burned me out fast, but was still fun.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Skylander_still-life paint_01

I need more practice with digital so I am painting all of my girlfriend's Skylanders. They are fun things to paint and play with. This one was done in Painter in about 1hr 45 mins. Enjoy.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Digital practice_9/15/2014

I thought I would give this lady a paint through. I liked her sketch for a new illustration I am working on. It is weird to go from sketch to finish image, I don't know why exactly but I think you iron out all of the possibilities that the sketch contains. Anyway this was done in  Corel Painter in about 2 hours. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Made a shade box for my tablet- 9/25/2014

I decided a few months ago that I won't be doing traditional plein air painting anymore, it is just a burden to keep the supplies fresh and clean, while avoiding the extreme heat here in the desert, especially with acrylics. ( don't leave a stay-wet palette in the hot car!) So I switched to using my Samsung tablet, but the glare was overwhelming even in the shade, so I built a portable shade box for it and the results are far better than I thought could happen.

Supplies: 1 old amazon box, I spray painted the inside a flat dark grey, black could work too
                8-  10 pound velcro strips
                1 old tripod easel

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lamp_light_02 Process

I never really show my process since I never felt too sure of one until now. So I will show you my process from Ideation to final. My workflow now is Traditional-Digital-Traditional. Mostly I do thumbnails on paper then put all of the composing, value and color roughs digitally, then I print or project up my line art,  wet mount on to a piece of drywall and paint in acrylic until I feel I have gotten what I wanted with real paint.  The last steps are scanning and edits  made digitally.  I like this process because it is so fast and versatile and most of all cheap. If anything should go wrong during a project, I can go between digital and traditional media. Most of all is that I have a real painting when I am done, and that is by far the most rewarding part of painting I feel.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Time well spent.

Hey everyone.
I guess I should say yes, I am alive and well, but a changed person indeed over these last six months of being a college graduate back home. Which I will dive deeper into in the following post, but I thought I should dump a lot of these scans off here, to clean off my plate and start refreshed. I have been attending life drawing/painting workshops, attending classes, constantly studying, always touching my sketchbook and even going so far as to figure myself out since leaving school after six years straight. Before I get all of you tired of reading, please check out my first website ( ) I just published tonight, as well as going through this post's uploads.

Thank you for your time,
Jacob Sweet

 Finding a fun, stress free way to paint with acrylics that gives you the results you want has been such a B!$%#!!  :D