365 Days to Digital Mastery – Day 53: Election Time
It’s that time of the year and I can’t stop hearing about Trump. So I’ve chosen to do my own homage to the 24/7 news cycle with my version of the man of the hour on the election trail. Generally I shy from politics, but I couldn’t help it.
Disclaimer: No endorsement of the candidate is intended with this artwork.
365 Days to Digital Mastery – Day 52: Black and White Study
Sorry about the quality of yesterday’s post folks. Hopefully that was a blip. I’ve been getting pretty worn down with that particular style, so I think I’ll mix it up a bit. Today’s Procreate project is a black and white study done with the HB pencil tool. I was having some issues with the palm rejection for some reason, so the shading is a bit chunky in places. In general, though, I think it turned out pretty well, and it’s a refreshing change from the Nikko Rull technique that I’ve been using. I still love that method, and I’ll continue it in future, but sometimes you’ve got to mix it up a little.
My Procreate project today is a horned frog. I tried to be a lot less cartoony and used a watercolor background. Of all the pieces I’ve done so far (that I don’t call a work in progress), it’s one of my least favorite. Maybe with a bit more work it could have gotten to more what I saw in my head.
365 Days to Digital Mastery – Day 49: Who Ate the Carrots?
My Procreate project today is a fun piece called “Who Ate the Carrots?” I had the idea of a police lineup – generally they try to make the people look similar, but I wanted to make the characters in the lineup completely different from each other.
Today’s piece is kind of the opposite style that I’m planning to move into – it’s pretty cartoony – but some ideas just have to get out onto “paper”.
My Procreate project today is a frog wearing glasses. This little frog is a beanbag stuffed frog that I had, which I put my glasses on at the time. I’m going to tell you that my glasses weren’t actually blue/purple… but they were a colored plastic. I have cooler ones now!
365 Days to Digital Mastery – Day 47: Watercolor Octopus (WIP)
My Procreate project today is actually a work in progress. I’m trying to learn how to use the digital tools available to me to create more traditional art effects. Watercolor is my first focus. I’m nowhere near getting the effect I want, and I may completely redo this octopus (and by may I mean, of course I will), but since this is project I was working on today, I am sharing.
365 Days to Digital Mastery – Day 46: Flying Octopus
Today in Procreate I made a flying Steampunk octopus. This little guy always wanted to fly, so he created a leather harness and copter setup that flies him through the air. Getting down is the hard part.
The Procreate project today is a simple teddy bear. For future projects I’m hoping to get a little more detailed/elaborate than I’ve been for the last 44 days, so you may have more works in progress being posted.