Monday, July 22, 2013

Brush Breakup

Brushes can make a big difference in the feel of a piece both in traditional media and digital media. With that in mind I switched to a softer, more natural brush from the Photoshop family of pre-loads. I'm also trying to refresh some of my portrait and skin-tone knowledge. Here's the result:

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Some More Experimentation

I've been giving color a try. I have tried to achieve the airbrushed look on a few test run sketches, but really, they need to be cleaned up more before I can really go to town with detailed, realistic coloring. That and it takes a long time. I was looking for results so I skipped the detailed drawing, did a quick sketch of a fox and slapped some color on it to see if I liked it or not. At this point, I don't feel like it's a bad first attempt. I'm looking forward to trying a few more effects.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Return to Scenic Inspiration

A while ago I posted a sketch of a boat without oars floating in the ocean. I've been trying to hone my digital drawings skills and get more comfortable with the stylus/tablet combination. I felt this drawing was suitably minimal to do that with; since digital media has so many avenues - the possibilities really seem endless - I wanted to start out with something simple and just play. I also limited my pallet to black and white to help simplify things and keep everything "familiar." I'm enjoying learning this new media more intimately.

I decided to re-post the original sketch alongside my digital sketch as a nice comparison, rather than just linking to the original post.

Original Sketch

New Digital Sketch