Took a break from the craziness of competitor art to do a piece for a facebook friend. A lot of people seem to like it, so it’s something that I’m glad to have completed.
To keep from losing interest or burning out, I decided to do something with the prismacolor markers that came with my college tools. To be honest, I never understood the big craze for using them; digital art was new to me and more exciting. However, now that everyone and their mother are extolling the copic markers, I decided to try them.
Right away there was a different feel to the technique of using them. It felt more…digital. It was as though the layering of colors that I used in Photoshop applied! After that, I was into it.
While I wouldn’t want to draw this way all the time, it could easily find it’s place among my skill sets. I was drawing on Bristol board paper, but I’ll check to see if something better is out there. In the meantime, it’s back to my regularly scheduled projects…
I have a list of images as long as my arm and even if I could do one a day, it would take me two months! I should be excited but that’s not the word for it. Overwhelmed is.
Not only that, most of these are getting a background. I can do it, but it requires a little more thought and planning. You look at certain people and ideas come to mind. For instance this guy had a very primal theme; Atlas.
He’s not a massive person. Still the image gave me a good starting point. I ran with it from there.
So this is as far as I got before I had to leave for work. Promised piece is coming up! In the meantime, enjoy your day.