Lunchtime Fun

I didn’t get to post this on my lunch so I’m going to sneak it in now. I went back to basics for the animals with Adobe Illustrator and the cupcake is something I wanted to try in Adobe Photoshop. Both are simple in nature. Now I kind of want to explore children’s book illustrations and food photography. Just kidding, I have enough on my plate but I would like to entertain the ideas. Oh Oh…how cute would a comic be in the simple animal style?

Low Poly Art: Photoshop Butterfly

I wanted to do something quick before I turn off my phone and have some me time. I opted for a Photoshop low poly art butterfly. I would like my next piece to be a little more complex that would include directional lines.  This is a little out of my comfort zone with multiple and bright colors. Happy Wednesday everyone.

Low Poly Art: Photoshop Version

When I first started my graphic design degree I was an advanced Photoshop user and knew the basics of Illustrator. When I first started working where I am now, I was hired to do all the things that I was doing from my previous job as a ‘Webmaster and Graphic Designer’ but as you know; LIES! However, I can excellent at Illustrator now but my Photoshop skills are rusty. I found a Tutorial to help me figure out how to draw up a low poly art image in Photoshop. Here’s the deal, Illustrator was easy and gives a nice ‘gaming’ effect as you saw from my tree but Photoshop gives a realistic future effect. I’m torn between the two programs and think I need to do more experimenting to decided which one I like best.

Comic Week 2

Guys! I found two of my Wacom tablets and a random pen tool with it’s tablet MIA. I tried the bigger tablet and guess what the damn thing wouldn’t work. Ok, I installed the driver and plugged the wires in and it would ONLY work if I held the wire in place. $80+ in the trash. The pen tool goes to my oldest-newest tablet and that’s GONE. I’m not getting rid of the pen just in case the tablet shows up. Then there was my first tablet trusty and clunky as ever plugged right in and worked! It took a little bit of getting used to again and all I can say is thank goodness for muscle memory and this morning a comic was born. I had so much fun even though my son thought it would be great to tap dance on my nerves before the damn rooster’s crow.

It was so easy to draw this little character of myself and my anxiety cat. I wanted to illustrate what I think my anxiety is like. It’s a cat that sees something to play with and bat around. My rollercoaster of thoughts and feelings and he is accelerating my thought process causing panic and anxiety attacks. My simple comic skills are a work in progress but I fell in love with this. If you would like to help me out (any will help or if you can’t share my comic). Enjoy the illustration of my anxiety cat playing pushing my rollercoaster and Mach 3 speeds around corners and curves.

Now…onto my next errand? Project? Who knows right now. I do know that I need to figure out why my color brushes weren’t working in PS and I think I’m going to spend a little time with my character this week possible fleshing her out more and some style sheets.

 

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