If you're wondering what I've been up to...I'm in the process of trying to work on my illustration style! (Among a million other school-related things. heh.) It's kind of my mission, this year.
I try to draw as much as I can (and love it!), when it comes to actual finished illustration projects I feel like I don't have as much experience with that. Especially technique-wise! My year in film school (years ago) had me drawing on paper a lot - but digital drawing? I have a lot to learn, there. I usually just scan my pencil drawings in and use those, since I love the handmade look of that so much more...but I've been craving more digital rendering skills, so I kind of combined the chance to make a video in design class recently with honing some digital illustration skills.
Here's a peek at my learning process, so far:
That kind of shows the progression of making this gal in Photoshop from start to finish. I started with a doodle that I did on some notebook paper, scanned it in, set it to semi-transparent, and got to work with a Photoshop brush tracing over it and cleaning it up with my wacom tablet. Which I'm so shaky drawing on - agh! lol. It took a while to get used to. I used a bunch of different textured brushes for the final color - I'm kind of a texture junkie! And colors, oh colors.
Annnnd...one hipster art-school student, drawn.
I hope I can share the whole finished video soon...