Sunday, January 26, 2014

Spitpaint #2 Robot Bowling Alley

Well, that was a disappointing result. Below is what I managed to achieve in the half hour, not what you'd call a finished piece. I was working with PS Elements, which is a little less familiar to me than the Corell Sketchpad, but still, no excuses, it just sucks.

I kept working on it a bit more, about another 20 mins, and got it to something a little closer to a finished piece, but really, it's not much better than a sketch. Time to watch some more tutorials.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

30 Min Digital Painting (1st Attempt) (Also Known As "Spitpaint" #1)

I don't love it, but I'm happy enough with it as a start. I can only improve from here.
Inspired by artists I'm following on Instagram, I've decided I'm going to try to do a daily 30 minute sketch/digital painting. (They call it a "spitpaint") The subject should ideally be randomly chosen by someone else, so there's no preparation for it, but today I just tried to do a kind of alien landscape, which is just an Arizona (maybe?) landscape, but green.
I did it Corell Sketchpad, which I like, it feels pretty intuitive, but I'm not sure it's brushes are the best for this kind of thing. I'll try with Photoshop and Manga Studio as I go along.
Wish me luck.