As some of you may know, I have been trying to teach myself some Photoshop skills. There is a lot for me to learn. I only know the basics and I have been practicing with my ancient wacom tablet I got 6 years ago. This blog post isn’t anything flashy to show off skill, but more of a way for me to record how I am doing, so I can look back and compare when I become a pro.
I know I’ve been getting a lot more positive responses from my traditional art, but I have a really strong feeling that if I want to make any sort of career as an illustrator, I need to be able to use Photoshop professionally. According to my online research it would be a lot better to use illustrator, but I think I’ll wait until I have a well paying job.
The first page of Tom Price’s comic was my first experimental work with Photoshop. It took me a while, but I find it really taught me some skills with drawing on Photoshop. Although it is also a reminder that I can only work confidently on black and white, I feel no strong connection with colour and find it really hard to work with. That is something I am currently working on.
Other pieces I have been working on are just doodles that need a lot of work. Although, one piece I am particularly happy about, as it was completely experimental, mixed with traditional and digital art is my Rockin’ Robin which got over 800 likes on Art Amino.
I drew a photograph of a robin from my garden, then coloured it with ink and drew around it and added head phones to the robin, making him a rockin’ robin. I then Photo-shopped a blurry photograph a took a while ago into the background.
The next few drawing’s I am about to post are complete sketches from my wacom tablet, most are not complete and some are characters from video games and cartoons.
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