At this stage above, I have used the visual as a starting point, and built it up. I've used only the brushes I previously created, and referred back to my previous digital work in the overlay technique to apply colour. This time, I touched up on the piece afterwards by adding another normal layer and adding any details requiered.
Monday, 23 April 2012
As you can see, I wanted to get the feel of the paintings made at the period of the American Revolution, such as "Crossing the Delaware" or "Prayer at Valley Forge" (for reference, check page 57 on sketchbook). At the same time I wanted the image to convey the movement and actions to appeal to modern viewers and to simulate the style of Frazetta's work with the human form.
Sunday, 22 April 2012
In pertaining with the styles of Frank Frazetta, I wanted to give it a go attempting to draw some stock photographs (from lack of spare-time nude models) using the Ipad. I designed this exercise as a quick approach, much like the warm-up exercises executed in the life drawing room. Anyhow these are my results:
Monday, 16 April 2012
Saturday, 25 February 2012
I picked out a photo I wanted for my Blog profile, and I started off by choosing a picture, a trip I took in the summer to Paris to meet some relatives. So once I decided where I wanted it to go, I isolated myself by using the pen tool to mark a path around myself and turning it to a selection (right click) and inversing the selection (on the 'select' menu) I put up a tonal gradient to have a different background and then went on Image > Mode > and Grayscale to make myself monochrome (now on step 2) The next step I just carried on with myselection and used different brushes and some colour temperature knowledge to paint some background colours! (step 3) and to the right of the third image, you'll see the various brush types I used for this exercise.
This is my first use of the IPad for drawing. I hardly knew that it could be better for much more than Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja! On several layers, I did these one minute drawings, just to get a feel for the stylus. Being used to a tablet, I thought it'd come almost naturally to me, but apparently, Ipad and graphics tablet are very different tools! I felt that there was a lot less response from the Ipad, and I think this may be to blame on the stylus used though.
After the first exercise, I then had a 20 min opportunity to get a tonal approach to the new media. Again I felt a struggle to get the exact strokes I wanted. Perhaps with more patience I can achieve a little more accuracy, after all that's how I first tackled the issue I had with tablets and Photoshop! I also started to play with the array of brushes I had on Brushes, the app used for this.
Finally I had a longer attempt which I took to colour a portrait this time, too. The use of colours in digital media for me is perhaps what I find most appealing, as well as how you can apply colour- with Photoshop, I could use a layer in overlay mode to put on colour on top of a tonal drawing, and brushes allows the same to be done, which is brilliant! Again, I think it'll take a while to get used to it again.