And now...... here is my very first DIGITAL painting (drum roll... badabadabadabadabadabda.....)
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet
eating her curds and weigh
Along came a spider
who sat down beside her
and frightened Miss Muffet away
Little Miss Muffet didn't know that her tuffet
was a hairy monster at bay
quite mad at the spider
that sat down beside her
and frightened his dinner away
By: Ginny Tilby :)
(scroll down to see how I did it)
I haven't taken a "digital painting" class so I planned to teach myself. Some of you don't know what digital painting means. It's like this:
(this is what I used used)
(we don't have these at UVU yet)
And nowadays people can draw straight on their monitor! This is called a "Cintiq."
Some examples of digital paintings by professional illustrators are these:
Here's how I did it.
First, I drew this picture:
Then I scanned it and saved it as a jpeg image. I checked out my first wacom tablet at the lab, I opened this image in photoshop, and then went to class and said, "Uh... I don't know what I'm doing." Then Lee said, "Hey Adam, can you come help Ginny?"
My classmate Adam Munoa gave me a 10 minute digital painting lesson at the end of class Monday, before I started painting. He said first paint it in black and white, getting all the values correct (meaning my lights and darks). Then add a color layer ontop of the b/w layer, set it on "multiply," and use color as a glaze. He said basically do it the same as if I were doing a b/w oil painting and then glazing color on top. Okay. Check!
So then I painted this black and white image all on a single layer:
I have to say, the undo button is way easier than repainting or erasing. Last, I glazed the color on top and voila!
NOW... If you want to see a digital painting come to life before your eyes in 2.5 minutes, check out one of my fav videos by Will Terry: