Trial and Error(s)

Anyone who knows me well will know that it’s no secret I’m not that great with computers and technology. Don’t get me wrong,  I’m not one of those people who would love nothing more than to shun it completly and live a peaceful life in a  garden shed somewhere. I think the opportunites and quality of living it can give us are amazing…it just boils down to the fact that I’ve simply never been any good at it.

Enter, Photoshop and his even more complex friend Illustrator. Despite repeated protests of ‘it’s easy once you get the hang of it!’ I was dreading digital art briefs. Well, I still think it’s far from easy, but I’m happy to say I am getting the hang of it, slowly. And actually, our digital briefs and the oppurtunity to learn something new is actually kind of fun.

So, after 2 prior briefs I’ve finally decided to pluck up the courage to share  one. We were asked to scan a drawing into the computer and then digitally redraw the lines, to make them cleaner.

Here’s the original:

Original art

And (excuse the awful quality, it’s a screenprint since I have no program to convert it on this computer) here’s my line work, a mixture of Illustrator and Photoshop:

Digital art!

(click for bigger copies)
It is bad when your drawn lines are nearly as smooth (ie, not very) as your digital ones? Oh well…trial and error?
Big thanks to my friend David Hale for the photoshop tutorials and his patience!

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