I have been working on new graphic designs and illustrations using Adobe Illustrator on iPad recently. Some of these designs include a previous raster image I used as backdrop with new objects done in vector and put within a scene. Others, are entirely vector from start to finish.
Sketching or illustrating humans is never an easy task, especially doing it purely on a tablet from inception and not just tracing or scanning an image onto a device. It is not easy getting fingers right, grips with the hand, shading, body proportions and many other cafeats, hence why abstract and Picasso style illustrations are popular and all the rage now.
I have some new color and monochrome digital illustration design ideas I created entirely on my iPad designed by rewl landscape scenery I recently observed. Below are some of these results. Keep in mind, that it was created in monochrome on an iPad, and most of the versions have no to little color.
I have been working on more simple animation graphics as well as combining either photography or other media with my graphic design. Here are some of those samples:
As you may know from the last blog post if you have read it, there is a new video trailer available showing my new pixel art work. However, I only focused on a gameboy-like user interface in the last blog post and did not have a chance to showcase the latest work. I will do so here.
I have been working on pixel art lately and today I created these a retro console-like or to be more specific a Gameboy-like system's user interface (UI) with a game playing within it:
Robotics is an interesting subject to cover in terms of design. Robotics were with us since the sci-fi days of the early 20th century if not beyond and made popular amongst popular comic and TV series even before the advent of the computer.
However, with the recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and subsets of machine learning and deep learning, the potential for robotics has grown exponentially. In Japan, in particular, robotics are a huge, thriving industry with an amazing array of possibilities shown.
If you follow this blog, you may have noticed my last post (older versions here) updating my 'Warriors Find Magical Crystal' digital illustration with graphic design bells and whistles, such as a ray-traced version. I have decided to put this raster version of it into Adobe Illustrator and see if I could trace it well and maybe add some special effects onto it.
I think some of the versions that resulted from this experiment turned out pretty well or at least interesting. I also have the PDF files for each of them saved and as they are vector filed they should be easily printable. I am actually thinking of printing some myself and taking a photo for you all to see how they look or turn out as printed.
You may recall that I have worked on a digital illustration with warriors, or in the original form a single warrior, who find(s) a magical portal or crystal (there are two versions of objects which I've created). However, I have some updated versions of this piece now and this includes a ray tracing variant you can see below:
There has been a lot of updates since the last blog post, however Weebly has been acting really funny, so we were not able to update the blog. However, these problems seem to have been fixed. We also have been adding many different graphic designs to the news section and even added a new news post related to graphic design with the themes of robotics and quantum mechanics, which we will showcase with a wide range of revisions in an upcoming blog post.
I have updated three older digital illustrations that started as pixel art in two cases and a hand-made drawing in the third. Below are some of the new versions worth taking a look at (the last is just a variation of third with Van Gogh’s Starry Night theme).