- Aug 17, 2016
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- Minneapolis, MN
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My cousin asked me to paint this scene from LOTR for him, because its a meme we both enjoy immensely. I decided it would be fun to take a time lapse of the watercolor portion too and it turned out to be pretty neat to see. I'll have to do one for a full piece sometime.
I am not CRAZY about how the color came out on this, but I do think it's pretty, so I'll take it. Definitely gaining confidence in this style and technique, and having a blast doing it. Maybe I can actually realize my dream of doing a full graphic novel sometime.
Thanks so much! My true art passion is comics, and it shows haha.I feel really dumb because I never thought/was taught to tape the edges and then tape it down to the table, this is absolutely genius. I've always just taped off the edges and driven myself mad with a moving sheet of paper.
Looks awesome, by the way! My wife and I really enjoy your style.
Looks pretty cool...Perhaps the first "atsy" drawing I've done in, like, 25 years. I effing hate drawing with charcoal. I just don't have a place in my home where I can be this messy. It gets friggin everywhere.
I'm pretty happy with the drawing, though, for what it is. It's been since the mid 90s since I've even tried to draw anything like this.
It was a "10 minute mass + line" assignment. And did I mention how much I hate charcoal?
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The Sketchbook is a fantastic piece of software from Autodesk. It can export to Adobe Photoshop files as well and keep all the layers in place, so one can deep edit them later on the PC or Mac.Decided to try Sketchbook for android by painting Pedro Pascal. It's a pretty decent program, especially for being free.
Procreate is so much fun to work with. I've been using it since the iPad PRO 9.7 came out with Apple Pencil support. Fantastic program for art, whether you just like sketching or going all out and doing comic book pages or something even more advanced. I would have killed to have this type of tech-toy when I was a kid. Who knows? Maybe I would have ended up hating a career in art, rather than a career in computers?I recently got an iPad for drawing with procreate (because drawing on my computer is too damn inconvenient in our house) and holy crap it's a dream. Better in pretty much every way than my old Wacom. Technology advances.
Procreate is SO great. It's really designed just perfectly for use with touch and pen controls. And it automatically saves time lapses which is cool as hell.
The grass often looks greener on the other side. Plenty of professional creatives struggle to make ends meet and wish they had gone for a more lucrative and reliable career. And then there are those who did the safe thing and have a nice paying job and stable career, but wish they had followed their heart and taken the risk to become a professional creative.Procreate is so much fun to work with. I've been using it since the iPad PRO 9.7 came out with Apple Pencil support. Fantastic program for art, whether you just like sketching or going all out and doing comic book pages or something even more advanced. I would have killed to have this type of tech-toy when I was a kid. Who knows? Maybe I would have ended up hating a career in art, rather than a career in computers?
You'd be surprised by how good you can get even doing something as a hobby. For example, Plini studied architecture in uni and got his degree, but he also put out his first EP during that time, so that means he spent all his free time working on playing guitar and composing music. There are many other examples of people who have non-creative full-time jobs but spent their free time after work and on weekends doing something they're passionate about and got very good at it--good enough to become a pro. But whether they choose to become a pro will depend on the logical needs in their lives. Some do go pro and leave their non-creative job behind, while some prefer the safety of a stable career, even if they're good enough to go pro. In art, I know some very good artists who don't do it for a job, and they certainly could if they wanted to. These hobbyists have sizable followings on social media, and unless you dig deeper, you wouldn't know they don't do it for a living.Yeah I work with computers too. And I like computers! I like art more, but oh well. It's nice to be able to do it for enjoyment only I guess. The main reason I wish I was a professional or at least got a double major in art is just so I'd be... Better at art.