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Week 5: Peacock

This will have to be a quick post as I am currently visiting my boyfriend in Cardiff. I have managed to set some time aside to do an illustration for this week. It’s a bit all over the place and i have not mastered the art of markers yet. If you like what you see leave a like and follow. Enjoy!

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Digital Doodles #1

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week 2: Feathered Animals

For this week my challenge was to make an illustration of Feathered Animals. I have a really bad migraine today, so looking at my computer kind of hurts so I won’t ramble too much. It’s a good thing I finished the illustration a few days ago, this migraine makes it hard to do anything.

The blue bird was made from pens and markers and the background is a photograph of a sunset I took a while back, with Photoshop filters to make it look more painterly. The first photo is the original and the second is the completed illustration. Let me know what you think. Leave a like and follow me!

 

The complete illustration

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Week 1: Whimsy

 

Wizard of Whimsy, Photoshop and ink.

I googled the word whimsy and read it over and over again, still don’t know the real meaning behind it. I just got that it means quaint or something. Anyway I took my own meaning to it and applied it to my art by just drawing what popped into my head. Its a wizard staring into a colourful orb. I’m not superstitious, but it’s nice to think of creativity as a magical link in the mind to some other world, that’s what this art work means to me anyway. It was made from a pen drawing originally, I drew it from my mind, though I did slightly copied Gandalfs hat with a few alterations. After I drew it, the drawing was scanned and I coloured it in on Photoshop. I’m really enjoying learning new more about digital art, but it doesn’t seem to be getting as much of a response as my traditional art. I still want to improve my skills on Photoshop regardless of what people prefer.

Enough rambling. Let me know what you think! Leave a like and follow!