Blog, watercolours

Fantasy Paintings

Time to blow the dust off this website and post something. Summer is a really tough time to be productive, all I ever want to do is be as lazy as I possibly can and play video games (minecraft recently). Seeing as it’s halfway through the final month of summer and I will be going straight into second year of a Graphic Design course, I really feel I need to get some serious work done. I painted these paintings in May, but I feel the September “Back to School” productivity kicking and I think I should act now before procrastination comes back. It may be the fact that I have a deadline so the panic set in a bit.

Have a wee look through these paintings, let me know what you think of them. I’m going to be working on various projects from now up until Christmas!

 

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Blog, Digital

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.Β Β 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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