June 11, 2013

Sweet - Second version


I was not entirely satisfied with the drawing that I've posted last week for Illustration Friday. The crocodile seemed too stiff to me. I also did not like his mouth. So I went back to look at pictures of real crocodiles for reference and drew it again. 

May 28, 2013

Exercises

Here is an exercise that I did yesterday.
I wanted to see the results of an illustration painted with different tools and I had fun doing these experiments. I think I like the last version better - the illustration painted with watercolor and enhanced in Photoshop -, but then I came to the conclusion that I need to draw more, paint more and experiment more ! :-)

mouse - yara dutra firmino
Drawing


mouse - yara dutra firmino
Drawing colored with Photoshop


mouse - yara dutra firmino
Drawing colored with watercolour


mouse - yara dutra firmino
Drawing colored with watercolor and Photoshop

May 20, 2013

New tool

I'm so excited because I just got myself a wacom cintiq, and I'm getting hooked on it !
Being able to draw right on the monitor makes things so much easier; however, I need more practice to feel more natural with it and to improve my skills in Photoshop.
It was a big investment but it's worth it... It's a beautiful machine and it's fun to use!

wacom cintiq - yara dutra firmino

pig - yara dutra firmino