The Art of Joshua Brann
I started this online portfolio to journal my artistic journey. I'm a self taught artist, and I'm continually learning and striving to be better. I enjoy sketching with physical media, but I really love to create digital paintings and illustrations because they allow me to explore and take chances that are not so easy to do with traditional tools. You'll notice that the majority of my work to date consists of portraits. While I enjoy painting still life and landscapes, I've found painting portraits to be quite challenging. The challenges are, I hope, helping me to become a better artist.
The Studies gallery is a series of portraits that I completed for Med's 50 heads challenge on Pinterest. They are all done in Photoshop, but I thought it would be nice to keep them separate from the others because they were some of my first digital portraits. The other galleries are rather self explanatory, the Photoshop gallery consists of digital paintings and portraits I've done in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom Intuous Pro graphics tablet, and the Procreate gallery is a series of portraits I've done in Procreate on the iPad using an Apple Pencil. Nearly all of the Procreate portraits were created with inspiration from Sktchy.
As you browse the galleries, you may notice that the styles vary between some of my earlier work, Photoshop and Procreate. While some of that is due to evolution, a large part of it has to do with the immediacy of the iPad and Procreate. It's fun and easy to jump into and paint anywhere. I usually sit on the couch with the TV on (either Food Network or Forensic Files), find an inspiration photo from Sktchy on my iPhone and then start up Procreate on the iPad and start painting. The fantastic response of the Apple Pencil and my favorite digital brush give me more of that painterly look and feel I'm after. My Photoshop paintings often have finer detail and significantly more layers.
Anyway, that's enough rambling on. I'll be adding some descriptions and notes to the paintings in the galleries as I get time. If you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line.
Thanks for stopping by,