Saturday, June 4, 2016

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I post more frequently on my Instagram then I do here....
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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Amelia and Pup Portrait

It's been a long time since I have updated my blog
so I thought I would share a recent commission.

A few years ago I did a digital painting of
my client's granddaughter.  

They wanted a portrait of their other granddaughter
and the family's new pup!

Here's a quick look at my process...

Steps 1 through 6 is sketching to figure out
what I am thinking and composition.

I like to sketch in blue and then turn it into black
to move onto the next steps.

Steps 7 through 9 I was going to start painting
in color and so I fill it all in for an underpainting
and created a palette to work in values.

I changed my mind and decided to work in
grayscale and then do color overlays. 

I added more detail throughout my process
but didn't want to get too detailed.
I wanted it to look more traditional and
match the quality of the painting I did
for them previously. 

With a few revisions to step twelve, here's the final art.

I don't consider myself an expert in painting
portrait and know I have a lot to learn!

Thanks for visiting the Robb Blog!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Photo manipulation FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here is a photo that my friend Greg Halbert took. Greg is an insanely good artist and photographer.
I am the guy in the background and in the foreground. Two shots were taken of me in his studio. (Not in the woods at night!)

My sister-in-law showed my nephew the photo and he said, "Look, it's Daddy and Uncle Robb!"
She explained both men in the photo were me! (My brother and I look a lot alike.)
He didn't get how I could be in the same picture twice!

I took a two photos of him and Photoshopped it quick to show him how it can work!

I am so happy he is into super heroes! For Halloween we went out as Avengers (Missing a few characters though.)

My sister-in-law wanted to turn it into a photo to be used on his birthday cake. I did some quick adjustments to it. I used Photoshop to photo manipulate, and illustrate. I took a  couple parts from online resources and tweak some other things and totally made up what else was needed.

Thanks for checking out the Robb Blog!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bill's Bot Shop

I am starting to work with artist Bill Lillibridge who creates sculptures of robots out of a variety of materials he finds from thrift stores, antique shops, yard sales, flea markets and hardware stores.

He is a very creative guy and does a lot of art fairs and ends up taking home awards for "Best in Show!"

I will help him with his vision of putting his robots into different situations via photo manipulations or illustration. Here are a few samples!

Bill also makes ray guns! I was lucky enough to have one available as a few aliens began attacking!

Check out Bill's Bot Shop!!!

Coloring For Comic Conventions - James Bui

Here are some illustrations I colored for fellow Art Samurai student, James Bui.
James and I both attend Art Samurai workshops taught by comic book pro Tom Nguyen.
James attends various comic book conventions in Texas and commissioned me to color his pencils for prints he sells at the various conventions!




For more information on James and his work visit his Facebook page.

For more information on Tom Nguyen visit his website.

If you are interested in commissioning me as a colorist, contact me at:

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Albert Einstein and Maya Angelo Sketches

Albert Einstein by Robb Miller

Maya Angelo by Robb Miller
Here are some sketches I did for a project here at work.

Friday, May 16, 2014

SpringCon this weekend!!!

I will be at SpringCon this weekend — May 17th and 18th.
I am selling the above prints, doing some sketches and telling people about Art Samurai!
Come by and check it out! It's a great local comic book convention!