Well this is an exercise in getting something out QUICKLY! I grabbed a sketch out of my work diary, scanned it in and just banged some colours onto it. Kind of the opposite method to the other digital pics I’ve done, where I’ve thought long and hard about every step. I started to get stuck choosing a palette/swatch so I just stopped and used the colours existing in the default selection.
I want to do an online comic on this site and I wanted to see how long a “good enough” pic would take. Obviously my digital art skills suck still so the finished product isn’t anything like what I envisioned and not even as good as the original sketch in my diary! But this blue guy took about 4 hours with my current skills on Photoshop. It’s still a messy pic, but I’m getting used to putting colours into my art – I’m an inks or pencils kinda guy, these “colour” things amaze me!! I could of spent longer cleaning the picture up but that wasn’t the exercise here. Needless to say it might be a while before I feel competent enough to bust out the comic.
Dust and I talk about getting out non-glorious pics just so that one keeps learning the art. I probably learnt something today? I definitely consolidated some of the things I’ve learnt in the past and I had fun. Now I’ve just got to live with that artist’ depression, “I could do better!” I understand this will have to be, as always, next time…
197 and counting 🙂