Funny journey with this one, I felt like the original painting was really strong while I was working on it but as soon as I started to think about finishing up something didn’t work for me. So I’ve reworked it and now I’m 85% happy with it, it’s all a lesson though so I don’t really mind.
I feel like I finally pushed outside my comfort zone with this illustration, it was totally off the cuff. As the doodle developed I was thinking Big Bang theory or any member of Weezer during the early 2000’s, and then I wimped out a bit when I got to he jumped. I was very conscious of trying a new colour scheme which I’m really happy with, I think I have a long way to go with my painting technique but I’m never going to get there if I don’t paint!
Yesterday’s water colour experiments, the character has all been hand painted and then inked. Because I’m not scanning these I had to do a little clean up so I used @procreate pocket and decided to add a background in digitally. First time I’ve used watercolour in this way but the plan is to complete a few more and see how confident I’m feeling. #watercolour #paint #portrait #cartoon #toon #doodle #sketch #illustration #illustrator #illustrated #doodle #pen #ink #pencil #art #poster #posterart #digitalart #digitalillustration #digital #procreate #pattern #print #style #design #colour #colours #painting #paintbrush
I’ve had an evening of creatively playing with multiple media’s, starting with a pencil sketch then to paint and on to my comfort zone of digital again. I’m still interested in developing my skills and understanding of form and shape. This is a total free style and it’s certainly where I’m most comfortable!
In this update I discuss the final stages of my illustration and some of the workflows I’ve used to create it.
I feel very late to the game but luckily I stumbled upon a very informative blog post detailing the pen tools use, this was my first attempt and I wasn’t really following any kind of pattern just doodling and letting the image unfold. I will be making this part of my workflow.
I’ve finally completed the first of a few home projects to get the creative juices flowing again. It’s been a funny journey and I’ve enjoyed looking back at old techniques and trying to rethink and combine them with where my head is currently at.
The art work is by no means perfect but I’ve really had fun.