Alone Together

August 1, 2012

Alone Together

So this is a drawing I did based on a sketch I did a few years ago (there’s a link in my gallery somewhere in the traditional art). I always wanted to make it into a digital drawing and finally just got around to it. So this drawing. So much editing. So many colours. SO many glows. Have I said how much I like glows? If there is a reason why I have stopped doing vector art in the past few weeks it is because glows just don’t work as well with vectors as they do with massively saturated photoshopped drawings. It’s just….SO GOOD.

Anyhow this was a pretty good piece for experimenting with textures in Photoshop. I never realised how something so simple as changing the brush scatter could affect the overall look….hah. I wanted to keep this piece illustrative/cartoonish so some elements in this are very precise. Others..are all over the place. But tbh I kinda like it that way. It’s like a storybook effect, you know? Getting perspective right in this was a bitch. There is still so much I could edit out of this but I have to stop myself at some point. Actually I might just touch up the colours tomorrow when I get time…

I have also realised I really REALLY like shading and painting stuff in Photoshop. It’s so relaxing and you can actually see stuff happening on the screen really quickly (yes in case you haven’t realised I am REALLY impatient when it comes to certain things). I have not actually used Photoshop to colour or texturise my drawings since a few months ago so it is quite a learning curve for me. But wow it really makes a difference right? I mean I still loovee vectors but playing with textures in Photoshop is so much fun.

But now after I’ve done this I have a mad craving to do some pure vector artworks. I have a few ideas in mind. Well tonnes actually. I’m like an ideas factory. The only problem is capacity and time (but you guessed that already). Look out for it. SOON! <3