Brewery Illustrations with Bobby Rivers – 1 of 2

Join artist Bobby Rivers on Adobe Live as he draws a beer can label in Photoshop. Follow along with Bobby as he sketches, adds color, and texture to his drawing all in Photoshop. Stick around for part two as he shares how his illustration can be used for prints, t-shirts, and more!

Guest Bobby Rivers is an artist based in South Lake Tahoe, CA:

Host Chris Blackstock is an illustrator, concept artist, taste-maker, and donut eater, based in CA: |

Join us LIVE on Behance:

00:00 Start
03:25 Bobby talks about his work – discusses process
06:36 Setting up the Photoshop document
10:05 Drawing over the sketch
21:18 Turning bones into flowers
27:22 Discussing drawing devices
34:15 Movie influences for Bobby’s work
38:17 Illustrating flowers on the coccyx/hips
42:47 Similarities between plants and animals
46:29 Various injuries/accidents
49:59 Coloring process discussion
1:00:11 Today’s goals – hard round brush
1:04:07 Continuing with linework
1:08:40 Drawing and referencing mushrooms
1:12:31 Behance and portfolios
1:13:56 Adding lichen to the bones
1:17:06 Bidets
1:18:44 Finding good drawing references
1:30:37 Print file types/formats
1:43:26 Drawing brains – capturing organic forms
1:48:20 Working with a yellow background – previewing the drawing
1:52:49 Bobby discusses his work as a comic artist


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