Saturday, January 1, 2011

Week 1 - Progress 1; Das Auto

So here it is, my first real art blog. I confess to being a bit nervous about it, but there's no real reason. After all, I post stuff on DeviantArt which is just as accessible to the public as this website, perhaps even more so. I also have to keep reminding myself that it is not imperative that I finish this entire drawing in one. To keep myself from doing that and rushing through the rest, here's my first progress shot.

This first one, being done in Photoshop Elements 5.0, is of one of my own characters, Bit. I decided last year that she was a mechanic. Unfortunately, this means attempting to draw my bane - mechanical details. I was sorely tempted to go out to my car, stand at the appropriate angle, snap a photo, import it into the file, and trace over it. In the end I'm glad I didn't. It probably doesn't look like any car engine in existence, but that's okay. It was a healthy exercise. And yes, I blurred it on purpose. I'll be doing that with the background, too.

Music: Kitaro; "Best of Kitaro", Aerosmith; "Janie's Got a Gun", Rhianna; "Disturbia"

1 comment:

  1. I know I would have either traced over a picture of an engine or gotten a real clear photo ref to work from. But that's not the subject of the pic, is it?