Projects - Learn to Draw and Paint in Photoshop

Projects - Learn to Draw and Paint in Photoshop - student project

Just to preface this project,

This is the first time I've done any sort of digital art (or any real serious attempt at art since my school days really). Acquired a basic drawing tablet and PS because I wanted to give it a go. I really enjoyed doing this course, and I'm happy with how these projects turned out. Considering this is my first attempt I think the results are a real testament to your clear and concise instructions Soibhan. Do let me know how I might continue to improve. Thanks!

 

Lioness Sketch

Projects - Learn to Draw and Paint in Photoshop - image 1 - student project

Never thought I could capture the shape of a complex picture in simple lines but here we are. The building up and refining techniques worked really well, although some of the proportions still seem a little off and I was unsure which parts of the fur shading I should attempt to capture. Still, its recognisably a lioness so no complaints.

 

Bird PaintingProjects - Learn to Draw and Paint in Photoshop - image 2 - student project

I had a lot of fun building up the colours in this and then blending them together. I probably spent too long trying to make to look as smooth as possible but I suppose that's all part of the learning process. Wasn't quite sure what to do with the tail where it cut off in the photo so I just left it as is.

 

Landscape

Projects - Learn to Draw and Paint in Photoshop - image 3 - student project

 

Followed along with the landscape tutorial as best I could, though mine doesnt seem to quite have the same charm as the original. A hefty coating of mist layers masks a lot of the issues but it was fun to play with the textures and shading we learned in earlier lessons.