So would you believe me if I told you that this painting looks way better in real life?
My scanner sort of murdered it and I tried to fix it as best I could with photoshop, but when I got the colour and the detail back, all of the 'softness' of the watercolour had vanished
And of course, you can't see any of the shiny bits... (I'm going to try to take some better photos of this and put them on my tumblr (www.spacesplosion.tumblr.com
) and then maybe I'll swap out this scan for a better one) But, this painting has been sitting half- finished on my desk for months so I wanted to just DO IT and upload this on Da.
Oh well- I guess I'll learn better photoshop skills as of September- I'm officially studying Illustration at Arts University Bournemouth this September!
I'm so excited!
I'm going to work hard! I'm going to learn so much! I'M GOING TO BE LIVING 5 MINUTES AWAY FROM THE SEASIDE!! And on the seafront there's a zip wire running from the pier to the beach across the sea! How cool!
But yeah. Hard work. Much draw many draw.
I tried a new way of working for this piece- I used collage to layer the image, so I could work on it like it was a digital painting and move everything around. I'm pleased with how soft the colouring turned out (only IRL sadly ><) and the 3d effect of the collage elements works quite well too
I know I've been kind of on an unexpected internet hibernation this summer, and I'm sorry for that, but I promise I have been working! I've written the entire first draft of the storyboard for 'The Gentlemen', and now I'm stuck into the editing phase! (This is going to be the longest comic I've worked on by far, so I want to make sure I have the best story possible!)
For more updates on my work and WIPs, my artblog is at www.spacesplosion.tumblr.com
and for updates on the cat videos I've been watching, my personal blog is at www.ultratrashboat.tumblr.com
If anyone has some image editing tips, or general feedback on my painting, comments would be very much appreciated! Thanks for reading!