Monday, May 21, 2012

New Surrealism

This image was made by editing out the background of a photograph, using multiple layers and various brushes and adding lighting to create an illustration behind it, then filtering the layer from the photograph and blending it into the background to create a surreal image that depicts a person disintegrating into feathery wisps.  The hardest part was trying to blend the different parts of the image and create depth.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wolf Illustration II

This illustration was also created for the online school and was made the same way in Corel Painter 11 and Adobe Photoshop as the first wolf illustration.  The image only uses two colours, but made use of the tablet pressure sensitivity and different opacity levels to create a wide range of shades.

Wolf Illustration I

This assignment was to create an inspirational illustration to submit to the online school that was opened this spring.  The image was drawn in Corel Painter 11 using Sumi-e brushes and several layers.  The text was added using Adobe Photoshop.

Pop Art III

This pop art was created by experimenting with the effects and adding a text bubble in Comic Life, then exporting the file to use it in Adobe Photoshop and feathering the selection and creating and warping a background.  This wasn't really hard because I used Comic Life to put a pop art effect on it, but I felt like it needed more so I used photoshop to make a cool background and feather the pop art image onto it.  The hardest part was figuring out what to make the text bubble say.  I'm really bad at that stuff.

Pop Art II

This pop art assignment was created using Adobe Flash.  We experimented to become more familiar with the program and then superimposed a simple line drawing of the picture over the base layer.  The hardest part was the program itself--sometimes Flash was really helpful, correcting my flawed strokes into nice curves, but other times I would try to make a slight curve or an S-shaped curve and it would turn it into a straight line.  Very frustrating.  I also realise I'm disembodied but I decided to keep it that way.