For my four false and one truth project I decided to digitally draw my friend by tracing real images of her using photoshop and a bamboo tablet. My fifth truth imagine will be her present in class on the day of the critique. I have always wanted to mess around more with using tablets to help draw digitally and I'm excited to be able to explore it with this project! It was challenging at first trying to figure out how the pen reacted to my hand and how pressure changed the line weight, just as an ink pen would in real life. I feel I have more of the hang of it now and am really enjoy drawing with the tablet. I have been messing around with simplifying the color scheme by taking one color from a part of her face. In the lip image I used block coloring and only used three colors in total (dark pink, light pink and black) to show her lips while still giving the lips depth. I used the fill tool to color in each part of her lip that had a different color. In the eyes, I have been using more colors and using the pen stroke to color in each part to give them even more depth and see how I can use more of a sketching style. I am going to make two more images, one of her hand on her face (inspiration image shown below) and one of her nose (inspiration image shown below). I am going to try out different penmanship styles for each facial feature. I am still trying to figure out what the message I am trying to convey is.
Apr 28, 2018
For the final project, I’ve continued with putting together animations. I have a small TV and several laptops that I can use to display my project. I’ve gone with a theme of self-portraits and want to do a “portrait” showing different sides of myself on each screen. The small TV The electronics I plan to use I put together a collage in the shape of a human head for one of the portraits focused on my entertainment interests and the apps that I use in my daily life. I also recorded a little bit of the beginning of one of my League games which I regularly spend time playing in a group with friends and will be incorporated in this portrait. To make the collage I clipped many logos and symbols representing different interests of choice onto a layer below in the shape of the head with glasses. Another one of the portraits I’m including will have some more “surface” qualities like my school major, birth date, and name. The base background I’ll be using to represent a more grim mood: