This is my first time using Adobe Flash and I've gotta say it's quite different from Photoshop!
Things are very technical and there is a certain way of creating the forms (rather than just painting it in Photoshop). When creating these backgrounds, I looked at some references from the Looney Toons cartoons. Each background took me about 1.5 - 2 hours to complete.
Flash renders things out in a more "cartoony style" while Photoshop generates a more realistic look.
However, Flash is a vector-based program so the resolution of the image is always crisp and clean, no matter how much you zoom in.
Thought Flash is much harder to use, it's still a lot of fun and I'm glad that these backgrounds turned out much better than what I imagined them to be!
I'm starting to get the hang of this! The first colour scheme was the original painting and took me about 4-5 hours to render in Photoshop. Then I did some colour variations of the same scene in afternoon and evening. No reference was taken when I painted this, and I'd have to say it turned out much better than I expected it to!
Again, this assignment was to focus on different textures and brushes (you can see the rough texture of the sand, the smooth, flowing texture of the water and the spiky, bushy texture of the grass and trees.)
This is a very rough landscape painting (again, done in Photoshop using a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet) which I rendered in about 10 minutes. The achromatic painting was done FIRST, then I added colour to it using analogous colours (greens and blues).
The main purpose of this was to experiment with different brushes and textures.
This was our first assignment from Digital Tools class, and my second digital painting done in Photoshop (the eagle eye from Semester I was my first). Believe it or not, this took me about 3 hours to complete.
Using the graphics tablet and pen is a lot of fun, but quite challenging nevertheless.
Liberty: the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views.
This is the root of my concept; the Statue of Liberty with the robes fallen off symbolizes the society we live in today. We are always trying to fit in with the rest of what society thinks and does.
However, we must be free at times and stand for our own beliefs. We should not act or behave a certain way just to fit in with others and so this drawing is all about exposing our true personalities to society without caring about what others think of you.
The Statue was shaded in colour pencil and the background was shaded in pencil. Emphasis was given to the Statue, hence the colour.
This is the method of drawing that I follow, from the beginning gesture to the rapid contour and finally a detailed contour. Reference taken from Victor Perard's "Anatomy and Drawing" Book.
Here is the female figure shaded in pencil. NO ERASERS were used for this drawing so you can still see some of the structure underneath the figure. Reference taken from Aditya Chari's "Figure Study Made Easy" Book.
Ok, so it's been quite a while since I last updated my blog, but don't worry, it was worth the wait!
I've been brushing up a lot on my anatomy studies and have taken references from Victor Perard's "Anatomy and Drawing" book and Aditya Chari's "Figure Study Made Easy."
And I've got to say that studying anatomy is quite fun! I thought it was going to be difficult and boring but it's actually very interesting and I'm glad that I'm learning this. So far I have studied most of the major bones and muscles of the human body (and I've memorized them too!).
So from this post onwards all artwork will be from Semester II at MUBC.
Enjoy! (Comments and feedback are always appreciated)