Thursday, September 29, 2016

Digital Painting: Portrait 1; Any Technique


Portrait 1 – Any Technique
Create a digitally painted self-portrait using any technique you wish. The face should be the focus of the figure within the portrait, and the figure should be approximately 2/3 of the entire image. Take a screen shot of your progress every 10 to 15 minutes and document the time spent on your portrait.

Probably going to be the hardest, unless the limited color palette gives me trouble.




Monday, September 26, 2016

Digital Painting: Portrait 2: Lineart Portrait


Portrait 2 – Line Art

The photograph can be traced to create line art or it can be converted through a series of
Photoshop filters to create line art. Once the line art layer is created, use a flats layer to fill in the values, colors, and any textures you wish. Check out the work of John Van Fleet for inspiration. Take a screen shot of your progress every 10 to 15 minutes and document the time spent on your portrait.

Working a little out of order, but I was really excited to work on this piece.











Illustration 3; Project 3: La Sarah Divinia





Saturday, September 24, 2016

Illustration 3: Lollie's Troubles in the Digital World.

My final piece for the Alliteration storybook had a rough ride getting from paper to computer.
At best, the colors are washed out, at worst, the colors are missing all together. The far window and Lollie's dress turned cyan, and the candies dulled. 
These are the revisions Shane gave me.



These are the current revisions I've added to the piece. The only major items missing are my larger signage for the alliteration and the tops of the cabinets. I'm definitely planning on fixing that. Regardless, I am much happier now that I've brought back the blue in the window and her dress, as well as pumped some colorful life back into the candy shop. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Digital Painting: Toy paintings 2

This is a longer, thirty minute painting I did of an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit figurine I own. It was done outside of class as I went away to my Dad's for Labor Day weekend. 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Illustration 3/5: A River Runs through it Progress; 1st Entry

 Original finalized idea in my sketchbook (Left) versus the edited piece in photoshop (right) to make the violinist a lot smaller. She may get even smaller as time continues on.

This is the color study for the edited sketch 

Current WIP as of September 5th. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Illustration 3, Project 1 sketches: Designing a vintage candy store.

One of the biggest things I want to work on this school year is interior designs and architecture, so picking a vintage candy store for my environment was definitely a way to get my feet wet. Here are a few reference photos I located when drawing the candy store and its contents: 
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Aesthetically the closest to my ideal interpretation.

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The first design I came up with primarily stayed intact, however, I later decided to go with natural lighting through a window rather than electric lights. They don't fit the era of my candy shop (I do have add a gas lamp on the back wall though.)


First Pass: There are several more sketches like this, but this one pretty much sums it up.  I overworked this pose since I was trying too hard to make Lollie look dynamic. It just made her look like Captain Morgan (?) plus she was too small.


After Critique, Second pass went a whole lot better:
Final sketch.
Final Sketch with proposed lighting.