Spring Break & Line Art Tutorial (Photoshop)

March 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

This week is Spring Break at TAD. Which is a good thing because I’m swamped with work and haven’t found the time to do any holiday assignments from TAD, so at least with Spring Break, there won’t be classes to attend or new assignments to catch up.

But was chatting with classmate Chris and he shared an awesome tutorial link with me on how to make Line Art in Photoshop. Credit goes to acaraluv, the writer of the tutorial. Maybe it will be useful for you too.


Also, here are some of the things that I’ve worked on/am working on:


Line Work – 6 Hours!

March 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Hand in TAD Poster

"Hand" in TAD Poster

This hand is part of the TAD poster assignment for Colour & Comp Class. I took 6 hours to do this…. :S

First I drew out the hand with pencil. (Of course with a photo reference of my own hand) Then I traced it out with pen & ink. During which, I spilled ink all over my keyboard and table… Due to my lousy inking skills, I messed up the hand and so I used a standard black marker to try and work back the lines.

Then, I scanned the image into Adobe Photoshop and the grind truly starts. I colour in the lines and erase out the negative spaces bit by bit, and also shape my line in the process.

Hard work, but I’m pretty happy with it.

Jason suggested that I try working traditionally with a sumi-brush, I’ll try that next time. Anyway it’s 4AM, time to for bed. 4 hrs to go because I get up to work again 🙂

One Month @ TAD

March 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

Today marks exactly a month since I started at TAD and so far the experience has been great! I’ve learned so much in just 4 weeks.

It’s amazing how I’m able to stay motivated and focused on getting my assignments done and not skipping any classes despite the fact that I have a real-life job to juggle too. I guess it’s because I’m really enjoying myself.

The teachers are just great overall. Everyone of them are so willing to share what they know and they are constantly so patient with us students despite us making the same mistakes and having to repeat themselves over and over again. The classmates are also a great bunch, fun and helpful all the same.

Whatever reservations I had about forgoing a steady monthly income for art school and about long distance learning have faded away. There are still many things I don’t know and many things that I can improve on. So, I look forward very much to learning more in the months to come.

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