Monday, 12 May 2014

Digital Painting

See I wasn't fibbing when I said I'd be posting soon.
A few months back I discovered the beauty of digital painting. I'm not going to lie, I was generally a traditionalist, pencil and paper is my element but after investing in a tablet, I enjoyed it so much I had a 2 day binge where the only time I wasn't in Photoshop exploring all the brush tools was when I was sleeping and at Uni doing my work.
So while I haven't got much on the film front, I do have some digital sketches that I thought I'd post.

I haven't tried colour yet, I thought I'd start with the basics but that's what summer is for.

I felt like drawing a mushroom. Don't judge.
That's all I have for today. Watch out for the first set of promo posters for mine and Katy's film that should be on the way soonish.
Until then!

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Film Backgrounds

I'm just going to cut to the chase. It's been a long time since I've updated my blog and I'm ashamed. But that also means there's going to be a lot of posts on the way. Today's, as the deadline is looming, is a preview of some of the backgrounds I've done for the film.

There was a massive learning curve that I had to achieve here. I've never really thought myself much of a background designer, I didn't really know how to do them on Photoshop or Illustrator much but I think I got the hang of it pretty quick.

Now, I'm going to be really brave and put up the ugly-awful-socrap-omg-whatinthehell version that I originally did... Be prepared to cover your eyes and scream.

It's so bad I could cry. I nearly did at one point. Every time I peak at it I do a full body shudder. I mean, I hadn't added shadows or anything and the messy bits near the edges had a field guide over but... still so bad! Anyway, now onto the one that I actually like.

We call it, 'Photoshop pretending to be Illustrator'.
And here's a couple more...

Anyway, that's it for today. I'll post some more in the next couple days.
Hope you enjoyed watching me fail