DYLAN'S LEVELING UP YOUR ART GAME CLASS PROJECT:
I decided to look for color, texture and movement, I think those 3 elements are really important to me when I want to create something.
Although I enjoy watching very colorful illustrations, my eyes are always pleased with soft tones, I love blue (I think is very clear im my board haha) I like that vintage aura that some colors brings to an illustration, like mint blue or peachy tones.
For me, incorporate some texture can give that final touch that sometimes is hard to find. I don't like texture all over the place because I feel I can't focus on anything. I think it looks nicer some contrast between plane spaces and textured ones.
I love the sence of movement in illustrations, this is particularly hard for me when I'm arranging elements and I don't want them to look static. I want them to communicate with each other.
PEGGY'S FIND YOUR CREATIVE STYLE CLASS PROJECT:
04.19.18 PART 1
I've just finished part 1 of Peggy's class and It was so much fun! That loose, I don't care effect (haha) looks really simple but when you're use to don't mess up things and paint inside the border trying to achieve that "perfect" look, it can be difficult, but I'm happy with the result!
21.04.18 PART 2 AND 3
I think I put too much effort in thinking what I should draw or what shape should they have, instead of just draw whatever cross my mind at the moment, that's why my sketch book isn't as full of doddles as I would like.
That said, here is my flower doddle practice:
I have to admit that I've enjoyed more the realistic lesson. I love when I see an illustration with little details, especially when they use ink to accentuate the lines. So I challenge myself and give it a try.
Drawing directly with ink is too dangerous for me! So I use a pencil first:
Now I can use ink haha
Some color for the soul
04.24.18 PROJECT PROMPTS
1. A subtle bouquet
I decided to take Dylan's class to create my bouquet but I was having a hard time with PS (we have a love-hate relationship) so I decided to jump to Illustrator for my own sake.
I created this bouquet inspired by my mom's flower decorations. She use this pointy japanese tool to create very stylized bouquets and I love how they look.
My scanned draws:
I choose my color palette from the board I created for Dylan's class and I played around with the recolor tool
After being happy with my color combination I took a deeeeep breathe and returned to PS to add some texture, this time It wasn't so bad haha. I couln't decide for a background so I saved two options. I'm not an expert with textures so I would apreciatte if you can give me some feedback or any other advice!
2. My favorite fruit in 12 different ways
I know that there isn't a wrong or right way to do these exercises so I just draw the first thing that crossed my mind.
My collection of bananas!
3. 25 different lines
When I was half way with my lines I thought OMG I can't think in anymore lines, 25 lines are a lot of lines! Now I have my own line's catalog : P
4. Texture dance
This is my dance without texture haha
And now the rhythm!
5. Something near and something far
I was watching a documentary about the Taj Mahal and I saw this wonderful entrance and faaaar away was the beatiful Taj Mahal and I wanted to kind of recreate that feeling. Instead of the Taj Mahal I just draw a castle haha
6. Combination of color that buzz
For this prompt I decided to choose a combination of color that I don't normally use to create my patterns, I tend to use soft colors instead of bright ones.
So I took one of my patterns to apply the new color palette.
7. A cozy scene without color
This is my final prompt and one of my favorites! When I read it I immediately thought in a child with her/his pet. For most color lovers (including me) it could be difficult to transmit emotions without colors but it's nice to keep it simple every once in a while.
I want to thank Dylan and Peggy for this workshop. It was very helpful for me and even thought I haven't figured out yet the perfect style for me, I do realize many things that I don't like or I don't feel confortable with and most important, to take time to enjoy what I'm doing, to explore and to try new things.
When I feel a little down I just have to look at my wall and read what Dylan said to me at the AMA, thanks again!