Digital Art Frog Demo Speed Painting in Photoshop

Speed Painting with Photoshop: Digital Art, Frog Demo

4 minute video of my 10 minute Frog Demo in Photoshop

10 min Frog from will terry on Vimeo.

I just needed to have a little fun with my artwork today

So what’s up with this video? I finally felt the art deprivation bug chewing on the back of my neck so I decided to do something purely for fun. This Photoshop painting was done in just over 10 minutes. I paint characters like this for my school visits and project them on a big screen for assemblies. I like to give kids a taste of what my paintings are like and they seem to like it. I love how quiet a few hundred 2nd and 3rd graders become when I start painting my little frog, gator or boar with my Wacom tablet.

Shameless plug alert! Artist for Hire!

I could come to a school near you and paint this lil’ fella as well as talk some art and reading and career talk, if you want – just put me in touch with your librarian or media specialist.

B&W Scratch Board Fish: Another Demo

Scratch Board Artwork of a Fish.

Another piece that never saw the lght light

So I did a demo, again, and I ended up, again, with a piece of artwork that gets no fame, no glory. Kinda like doing assignments for school or for yourself if you are self teaching. Those precious works of art that sit forever in your portfolio or in a flat file. Or maybe, just maybe, your mom still has room on her fridge for some of you little gems.

I’m posting this Demo I Did awhile ago, then back to storage

I’ve been busy plus I’ve been working with Folio Academy and with a few projects for hire. I’m not allowed to post the work from the projects because my clients don’t want them visible before their products release. So I decided to start from scratch. (pun intended) So I dug this out – a scratch board I did a few years ago for my R.O.P. art class in California. I liked the piece but it never saw the light of day – it was a demo. The class loved it. I am their favorite scratch board artist and I’m not even a scratch board artist. Plus, this little guy finally gets to rear his scratchy little face.
There there my little fishy friend, like my little wizard friend, you finally get your 15 minutes.

Black and White Art Work is a Good Place to Learn Good Design

A good illustration should work well in black and white if it is going to work well in color. So whether you are working in black and white, or color, you want to design your drawing, work out the details. Work out your value patterns, and design. Mark Summers is a master of black and white and when he colors one of his Illustrations, it still reads very well because it works so well in black and white first.

My Favorite Scratch Board Artist is Mark Summers. 

Composers ~mark summers
I find scratch board art kind of tedious, Scratching away so little at a time. But for those who enjoy it, it could be realy enjoyable. I would like to see how Mark Summers works. His stuff kicks my butt. I guess what I’m saying is that if you really want to go scratch board, you  should look to Mark Summers, the Illustrator not the game show host. I am not sure if his just looks better nest to mine or if it is really that good. Nope, I can tell, his is really that good. He is quite a craftsman and he has found his niche. Look how he has orchestrated each line rather than just scratching haphazardly like it did. Sweet! Way to go Mr. Summers.


Photoshop is an amazing program!


When I’m not working on folio academy, I am teaching at UVU.
I painted this for my class at UVU for our next assignment. I don’t work in this style so I wanted to work up a little example of what I’m looking for. I can’t tell you how much fun I have playing with different brushes and settings in Photoshop – it truly is an amazing program!