Creature and Texture Study

This is a project I did for my photoshop painting class. I forgot how many textures we had to combine… but the focus was on using a variety of animals and textures for the sake of creativity and practice with realism.

I made a red panda dragon. Sort of. It was actually based on a photo of a baby I used to babysit. I can see the resemblance actually.

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Don’t Worry It’s Safe

For my last photoshop project we had to pick a song and make a painting based off it. I chose “The Beginning” by One Ok Rock. This is a song that was kind of my soundtrack to a summer about 3 years ago, when I decided things had to happen, despite money or health issues. Funny how things come when you need them eh?

I was also looking to the Dutch still-lifes for influence. They are still-life, which some people complain about as boring, and yet somehow the detail and creatures and life happening in these paintings make them look vibrantly alive.

I am so happy that I am getting a grip on the world of digital. Kind of. I am sure I will ALWAYS be learning, but to make something look like I had planned more or less makes me so happy.

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Digital Kenshin!

This post is special to me. I’ve been struggling for, well, enjoyment in my long journey to digital art. It’s been so difficult that so far, it’s not been really fun. Until now. Granted, it’s still difficult and I have much to learn. I always will. But this! I had a moment here! It somewhat worked, and I surprised myself for the first time. These paintings represent so much to me.

1) They are my first digital paintings I LIKE.  That look ok. That I am proud of.

2) They are Rurouni Kenshin related. I didn’t grow up with anime and I don’t know much about most of them, but I know enough to know Kenshin is amazing and one of my favorite characters.

3) I’m starting to like digital art and I want to learn more. Things are coming together.

Enough of my gushing, here you go. Judge for yourself. 🙂 I would love any ideas or suggestions in regards to these paintings, and really about anything related in general.

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Rurouni Kenshin live action Japanese film digital photoshop painting.

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These were made as a set for a commemorative stamp project for photoshop class.

Digital Beginnings

I just finished my first year of art school. Before then, I never touched a computer to do anything with my art, except maybe putting a watermark on something here or there.

But seriously. Never touched adobe. Or anything similar.

So here are some things done in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. They may be humble beginnings… but I am proud of them. I never thought I’d be making things like this so soon.

First Photoshop painting.
First Photoshop painting.
Cereal Box Project for Illustrator class.
Cereal Box Project for Illustrator class.
Music Festival poster for production art class.
Music Festival poster for production art class.
Illustrator logo for Graphic Design 1.
Illustrator logo for Graphic Design 1.
Corporate stationery with 're-done" logo for Alcoa for Graphic Design 1.
Corporate stationery with ‘re-done” logo for Alcoa for Graphic Design 1.
Part of a menu for my production art class.
Part of a menu for my production art class.