Another Bumpon February 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm
So I was texting Rafiqy, and I made a comment about why I didn’t like the panel of Love Park that I created. I told him that I didn’t like the panel because it is actually a bit too photo-realistic for me. I wasn’t really going for that look. Like I said, the drawing is almost 100% digital, and how I selected, applied, and blended the colors in Photoshop yielded results that I wasn’t really trying to get (it is good to know that I can get those kinds of results, however). Anyway, the frustrating part is that I created another drawing, using the same approach, and the results were completely in the opposite direction. The drawing looks like a complete cartoon–again, not a look that I was going for. These two panels really gave me fits for days–even interfered with my motivation for a while. Take a look at what I mean:
I tried to take advantage of Photoshop’s ability to incorporate texture into the drawing. Where I think I failed in this panel, ironically enough, are the two areas that are my strengths as an artist: value (greyscale) and line quality. But again, I was trying to actually draw in Photoshop instead of with traditional materials. But having completed these two drawings, I can honestly say that I learned quite a bit from them–even though I consider them failures.
Be back soon.