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Week 9: Baking

Hello everyone! This week for my 52 week illustration challenge my topic is baking. I was originally going to just draw a cupcake with swirly icing and go into detail. Then I remembered that I am an illustrator and should be telling some sort of story with art, so I used a few techniques I’ve developed recently. After using skillshare.com for a days I’ve learned so much! I feel like within a week I’ve vastly improved. So If you want to learn anything arty; be it digital, web design, painting or drawing, they have like over 10,000 lessons and you get your first month free!

I went completely random this week and drew a Muffin baking cookies. I almost took it to a sinister place by giving the muffin a face, but I kind of like the cute vibe it has now. I started off with just using pencils, then I photographed it, put it on Photoshop and coloured it all in. I added a few shadows and little tonal touches.

Pencil drawing of Muffin baking cookies
Muffin baking cookies rendered on photoshop

The perspective is a bit off, but I hope you enjoy it! Follow me, leave a like, comment or share this. I may be setting up a shop soon so stay tuned.

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Week 8: Pastel

‘Pastel’ is this weeks theme, I don’t actually have pastels so I decided to get out the drawing tablet. I’m not exactly used to digital drawing so this week was a nice work out trying something new.

So below is the first thing I thought of when I thought about the pastel theme, I imagined that Mary Antoinette was always into her pastel tones. To anyone who doesn’t know who Mary Antoinette is crack a history book, and if you are too futuristic for books, then crack a google. All I will say is she was the Queen of France during the French revolution. She is mainly known for saying “Let them eat cake” when asked what she would do about all the starving people in the country. So you could say she was off her head… pun intended… I would like to apologize in advance for the sickly sweet colour usage.

Week 8: Pastel

 

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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!