Learning the Process of Sketching, Drawing, and Finished Art
As I suspected, having four classes this semester is consuming most of my time. I’ve been drawing and sketching a lot lately, most of which is leading towards illustration projects for my graphic design classes.
My first project for my Illustration class was to illustrate a phobia, which the teacher provided to us. I was given fear of birds. I like birds, so it was a challenge to imagine them in a scary way.
We started out doing research and wordplay, which led to thumbnail ideas, sketches, tighter drawings, and finally rendering the illustration with our choice of media. I chose to do a mixed-media illustration by drawing a formation birds in pen and ink,
then painting the background with acrylic,
and then layering and blending the two in Photoshop for a final digital print.
I haven’t done pen and ink in awhile, so it was great fun to illustrate with that technique again. I also learned more on layering and blending in Photoshop with this project. My final illustration didn’t turn out as scary as my teacher wanted, but that’s okay. I don’t do “scary.” And I’m really happy with how this turned out, no matter what the project parameters were.
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