Thursday, December 8, 2016

Digital Post-Impressionist Landscape

If you've viewed my page a few times, you might've noticed a trend in my color palette. But this is a picture I chose, yes, because it fits my blue-pink-purple aesthetic. It was supposed to portray a post-impressionist vibe, but I don't think that technique is in forte yet. But I used the eyedropper tool to get close to the color, and toned the defined colors down to fit my pastel aesthetic. I then drew little worm little looking things in the sky and water to loosely give off a loose post-impressionism feel to the piece. I duplicated the sky layer to put in the water's reflection, and used a thin smudge tool on 100% to make the water look reflective.

Here's the original picture my piece was based off.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Digital Painting of Choice: Sketchbook Pro

This is my tracing of a picture I took with Carolyn, which I traced in Sketchbook Pro. I played with layers and liked how I had the ability to adjust the opacity of the layers, and that especially helped me when I drew on the hearts above our heads. I was familiar with most of the tools, because they were similar to Photoshop and "Sketchbook X", a program I've used in the past.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

ArtRage Stencils: Rhythm/Movement

For this assignment, I started with a soft pastel color, and created an ombre background, then used a stencil that I liked. It was too small for the whole canvas, and I didn't want to enlarge it, so I moved it around to my best ability but you can kind of make up the lines where I had to move the stencil. I erased the paint that was exposed, and the stencil created the pattern.

Street Art Piece in ArtRage

For this street art piece, I used Art Rage to "spray paint" on a quote I've seen before, and I used a bunch of new tools, like the paint knife. After using them after a while, I got a hang of it because it's very similar to Photoshop. It was a good opportunity for me to use a new platform for drawing.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Rothko-esque Painting in ArtRage

This was a relaxing piece to make, and I stuck with more pastel, soft colors. It's sideways for some reason, but usually they are standing hotdog style, and I used Art Rage instead of Photoshop. I blended everything in with a paint knife, and used mostly the spray paint and eyedropper tool. Not a lot of creativity, but it was very calming.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Celebrity with Animal Name

Meet Scarlett Johamster, and I'm sorry if I caused any eye damage or caused a seizure to some people. I blended the two backgrounds, one of a hamster and one of Scarlett Johansson. I erased the hamster with an eraser on low opacity to merge the two images. I then uploaded a transparent frame and added text. It's very festive for the Halloween season.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

This is what happens when you're behind a time frame and you stan kings. This was just made with Photoshop, and is obviously inspired by the cringey "PPAP" video, though it's overplayed...IT"S JUST BEEN A LONG WEEK. Just be on the lookout for better quality work later. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Colored/Shaded Scene of Choice Cartoon (Before)

Scroll down to see what it looks like colored!

Colored/Shaded Scene of Choice Cartoon (After)

This is probably one of my more admirable pieces that I'm pretty proud of, and it was very satisfying to complete. I was on a bit of a time strain and I lost my dude twice, but in the end I am glad things turned out the way they did and wouldn't change a thing. The guy in the back was solely because I am obligated to have at least 3 people, but the first two are very detailed and I poured my heart into them.  I got to flex all my techniques, like blending, shading, etc. I will provide what they first looked like so you can see the difference :)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bird Coloring Page Assignment

This assignment was arguably the hardest one so far, mainly because of all the layers of the feathers and the background didn't satisfy me. It was a frustrating one, but the birds look amazing. I used the magic lasso tool for the shadows in the back, blur tool for the sun, and I used the smudge tool to move the wings ever so slightly for a more aerodynamic finish.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Kaleidoscope Assignment

My Mandala is colored with pastel colors, and to make things more interesting, I used the smudge tool to blur colors together. It didn't take a lot of time, but it was really relaxing and the end result is really cool!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Celebrity Coloring Book

This is my tracing of Tyler Brown, famous for his YouNow, Youtube,, and Twitter. I used Sketchbook X to trace a selfie from his snapchat. So feel free to print this out and color our king Tyler Brown Jr.

Edward Gorey Assignment

This is my creation, an Edward Gorey inspired picture. I used cookie cutters in Photoshop to cut out the shapes, and texturized filters for the background. This piece is inspired by his gory "children's book" type work.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

where's kat?

Inspired by the iconic puzzle "Where's Waldo?" this is my version of it, made using Photoshop. I dragged various images onto the collage, starting with an ombre background, and ending with Waldo with my face attached to it, hidden somewhere. The images portray my interests and aesthetic, so it was really fun to make. Try to spot me!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Cartoon Version of a Masterpiece

My Cartoon Version of a Masterpiece was inspired by the iconic "American Gothic", which I'll also post for reference. I put a charming twist on the painting by drawing Steven and Connie from Steven Universe, one of my guilty pleasures. This was made with Adobe Photoshop, and I dragged a picture of the temple, featured in the show, in substitute of the chapel looking thing in the back of the original painting.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cartoon Yourself Assignment

I used Sketchbook x instead of Photo shop, and used basic brushes for the outline. I included the black and white version, and the colored one. Sketchbook x doesn't have an eyedropper tool, so I eyeballed the colors to get as close as I could. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Scream Assignment

My Scream Project was inspired by the original Scream painting by Edvard Munch. I used Photoshop and Photo Booth for making it, and used faux finish brushes, the eyedropper tool, and smudge tool for the majority of the painting. As for putting my face in, I altered the colors to be darker, and attempted to feather the lines with the blur tool.

Mona Lisa Assignment

My Mona Lisa project was traced with Photoshop and I used layers to trace Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. The gradient tool helped me make the snapchat filter. It took a lot of patience, but after shading and using the eyedropper tool, I got the right colors I  wanted and I'm satisfied with the result.