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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 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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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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