Tuesday, 30 April 2013

April Collective Challenge

Finally, the April Collective Challenge which was based around Travelling. It is only a fun little drawing but this is my first attempt at digitally colouring my own hand drawn sketch.
Please view our collective blog because Rachel and Merle have once again created some stunning drawings.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Digital Teddy

I had a go at rendering the digital teddy a little more. As I said before, the light changed as it slowly got darker towards evening, that's why the long shadows. My favourite bits are the eyes, the nose, and the green patches of fabric. Anyway, I think that considering this is one of my first digital drawings, I feel a right to say that this is as far as I am prepared to go with this drawing.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

1st Parker Ink Tutorial

My first ever video, a parker ink tutorial as there really isn't anything out there. It turned out rather quiet due to my discomfort with talking out loud to myself, sorry about that. ^-^

I hope it is helpful for some people. I will try to do a better one at a later stage. Besides, there is so much more to cover than just this. :)

1st Digitlal Drawings

I wanted to show you all this because it is my first ever digital drawing (well, I did one once, maybe 6 years ago in pixels and with a mouse of a girl in a red dress). But, as my dad has an ipad thingimijig, I thought I'd mess around and see what I can do. I had done a couple of sketches on it before but none turned out very well so the Pepsi bottle was a major improvement. I love that it is touch screen and I can draw with my finger instead of using a mouse or pad thing whatever it is called (you can tell I am not very good at these things). Anyway, I wish it came with a little pen as I know some do and now I want a touch screen laptop with which I can draw like this, directly from life onto the screen.

This, my dear friends, is my second digital drawing and definitely a major step up from the first, again drawing directly from life (I was taking all day and the light kept changing over time). I learned to zoom in to draw in more detail and that I can draw a rough sketch on a separate layer from which I can work. I'm still not done with this one but I wanted to post it at this stage as I quite like the flatness of it. Next, I'll try to render it more and make it more realistic. I'll see what I can do. But, before that, please meet one of my childhood teddys, Snow. :)

Note: I'm actually using bright colours ;)

A weekend in Nottingham


The March After the Fairytale Collective Challenge

This image was very much inspired by a friend of mine with a baby on the way. I’m very pleased with the outcome even though the baby was very difficult to draw (a little prayer did help). Done in pencil for a nice change. 
Please visit our After the Fairytale Collective if you wish to see the drawings produced by Merle Hunt and Rachel Rawlings this month.