Digital Portfolio

A collection of my most recent works ๐Ÿ™‚

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Illustration

Inspiration

Inspiration

 

Inspiration

Inspiration

 

Exercise for digital painting. Firstly, the sketch was drawn with pencil on brown, textured paper.

 

Initial Sketch

Initial Sketch

 

The sketch was scanned and transferred. I opened it with Photoshop and played around with the levels to bring out the colour and texture of the paper more. I think traced over the initial drawing using the graphics tablet, and began roughly filling in different colours and tonal values.

I like this technique. The qualities and textures of paper really adds something to an illustration.

 

 

Digital Painting

Digital Painting

 

 

 

 

Digital Self-Portrait

To start with, I could not decide what picture of myself would be best for this.

It’s always slightly awkward using yourself as the subject, especially if you’re noticeable.

Anyway, I decided on this:

Self Portrait-Original Image

Self Portrait-Original Image

 

Observing and Matching Colour Shading using the pipette tool

Observing and Matching Colour Shading using the pipette tool

 

Beginning to fill and blend

Beginning to fill and blend

Blending

Blending

Filled in

Blending

Blending

 

I’m pleased with this too, but it could be better . . .ย I think I prefer it at the stage when it was filled in.

I need to practice digital painting more, but it’s very time consuming, so I’ll try it out when I have a bit more free time on my hands.

 

Chill out time

Today I finally found some free time to spend trying out this tablet properly. I did a couple of poor sketches first, as I had to get used to the slippery feeling of pen on the tablet. In the end, I decided to treat the drawing like any other, and just started sketching.

After an an hour or so, the sketch was done. I fixed up the edges using the eraser tool. Once you get used to it, it’s pretty fun to use. And avoids the hassle of cleaning up afterwards. I like it.

Experiment. Sketch

Experiment. Sketch

After I took this screen shot, I added the design into the hairband, and coloured it in. I didn’t attempt to shade or blend colours into one another just as yet.

Digital Drawing

Digital Drawing

I’m pretty pleased with the results ๐Ÿ™‚ Next mission: Shading

 

 

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First Illustrations

The aim behind this assignment is to market ourselves online, as well as improve our digital application skills.

For the first task, we were asked to create a sphere, just a basic exercise on how to shade.

Shading Sphere Experiment

Shading Sphere Experiment

The next task was to create a digital self-portrait. My first attempt is too embarrassing to upload, so here’s the second attempt..

Self Portrait Digital Sketch

Self Portrait Digital Sketch

Digitial Self Portrait

Digitial Self Portrait

Idea for digital drawing

Idea for digital drawing