So... Illustrator's Block Had a bit of a block today while figuring out how to go about doing the face. The nose was a little difficult but took a lot less time when compared to the eyes. Had quite a bit of trouble with depth and it did take a while to work out. For… Continue reading Daily Update: Illustrator’s Block?
So, what I'd gotten up to yesterday and changes in when I'll be posting from now on. Progress So my average speed at getting a piece done right now will be 2-3 days for the body (taking into account how I don't spend the ENTIRE focusing on illustrations). It's turned out pretty well so far.… Continue reading Daily Update -1: Progress and Update Time
So, about that image yesterday. Although I did half-ass it, I do like the pose and I did learn quite a few things. Thus! All-out The illustration this time is a serious challenge for myself and I will be utilizing all my newly-learned skills, my new drawing process, references, whatever I can to make this… Continue reading Daily Update: In all seriousness…
So, I did have some practice after yesterday's post. The image above is pretty much it...the result of me being lazy, but still wanting to get some practice in with the process of going through an illustration. Layer Folders and Layer Clipping I swear, understanding this is so damn useful when doing digital art. You… Continue reading Daily Update: Getting the hang of the process.
So, you know how I said that I was done with my most recent drawing? Well, about that... Playing with the face There are two issues I'm currently struggling with: Colouring (specifically depth and contrast) Facial Features After publishing my post, I went back to play (using free transform like the lazy person I am)… Continue reading Daily Update: Done…?
So, I'm finally done with this round of trial-and-error! Clothing Hardly did anything with the clothing apart from just adding a tiny bit of shade here and there. Body The 3D models on CSP are quite flexible but they aren't perfect. I'll have to refer to poses and such from different sources when it isn't… Continue reading Daily Update: Improving
So, I won't be uploading an image of the illustration today because... The Face When I draw the face, I usually start with the eyes. This time, I started with the lips, and I swear it's like something straight out of a horror movie. It's honestly like a creepy mannequin and just looking at it… Continue reading Daily Update: The FACE
So, there has been quite a bit of progress today. Mix and Match I only mixed my two methods a bit, but it has turned out quite well. By using the magic wand tool on the models, I get a basic understanding of where the highlights and shadows are and it makes the drawing process… Continue reading Daily Update: Quite a bit of progress
So, I'm alive and well...is what I would say if I weren't lacking so much sleep. HaAaAaAagh. Without further ado, today's progress! Clothes and Folds This isn't so much today's progress as it was yesterday's progress. I played around with another watercolour brush and the results were pretty great, but I do still use the… Continue reading Daily Update: Back to Skin
So, as I'd thought, drawing clothes is still really difficult. The difficulty of drawing clothes Drafting, colouring, shading, and highlighting are one thing. They ARE all important to the end product: if you know where you're supposed to be putting them, which is the real issue. Clothing folds are still extremely difficult to plan out… Continue reading Daily Update: Drawing Clothes