8.07.2008

Panda


I finally got a Wacom tablet for my computer and i wanted to do something fun and happy(sorry mike). This is a quick sketch for something I have had in my head, a happy panda tired out after eating his share of bamboo leaves. I would really like tips for using the tablet in photoshop cause im still a rookie at it so have at it. Hi everyone by the way!

7 comments:

Mike Puncekar said...

Hey Quinn!

I checked the html on your post and it looks like blogger deleted the destination of the pic, so when you click it... well nothing happens. I wrote a tiny bit about the problem in the F.A.Q. Half of your blog has this problem haha.

Looking good though here. Normal Quinn stuff I expect haha. I think some children being slaughtered in the background and some skulls scattered about could really go a long way in making this a complete piece. Other wise I feel it's just far too biased of a piece. Panda bears are mean.

I don't have many tips for digital work other than to always work nice and big, as big as your computer will let you really, then shrink it down for web viewing. As far as brushes, especially in photoshop I've used hundreds... and I still haven't found one that works for me. So at this point I've switched to painter to play a bit. Most of all though, work just how you would with traditional media, but incorporate headache alleviating features like layers and history. Use "multiply" to work with lineart...

Generally it's just the same as traditional, but faster. Most people just tend to think of digital as it's own thing, but it's just one giant cluster of media all at your finger tips. There's no real short cut to good digital stuff, you have to work just as long and just as hard unfortunately unless you start throwing photo-manipulation into the mix. The only real key to good digital art is editing, not using every brush under the sun on one piece, and working zoomed in a lot to avoid awkward technical errors in line-work. I've had a a tablet since about the 8th grade I think, and it's all about just experimenting at first and finding those programs and brushes that work for you.

I'm gonna stop rambling about it before I sound like a... well... a know-it-all, because I'm still trying to find those brushes that work for me haha. I've done gradient and lasso stuff, to all hand done cel-shaded stuff in photoshop, to speedpainting, texture overlay, and just full out painting. Good luck with that tablet and I hope it works out for ya haha.

Mike Puncekar said...

P.S. You can just edit the post and re-upload. You do not have to delete this post. Just "backspace" the picture and insert it again. Choosign for it not to be freeform may just fix the problem.

PhiL the Zombie said...

mike hit the nail on the head, the thing I enjoy about digital is you can design a piece on the fly, its easy to change composition if you make different elements of the piece on separate layers, and color changes, a snap, like mike said, its nice to have so much at your finger tips but dont get carried away, start simple, and youll be surprised how quickly you pic it up

Quinn said...

Thanks mike about how to get the picture able to be viewed big, that was buggin me and i couldnt figure out how to fix it. And ya, ill probly be messin aroung with this tablet all summer figurin stuff out, thanks again.

Quinn said...

By the way Mike I switched the site name of my blog to QKIllustration.blogspot.com if you wanna switch that, if you can, thanks.

Mike Puncekar said...

Consider it done.

Kev said...

I like this, when I looked at the thumb I thought it was done in colored pencil. Yea, I can only emphasize on what Mike touched on in working digitally. But, just keep playin around and utilizing/making as many different brushes as you can. Mike just gave me a slew of awesome brushes and they've become part of my standard palette. Making your own unique brushes can really distinguish your work and shake off that "digital" feel to it. Like I said, awesome work.

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