About That Pink Bike

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It’s actually what I’d like to call an accidental art.

To my eyes it is. I really like the way it looks, so it stays in my “Featured Work”.

I did it when I was in my first year of college.

I had mixed too much black and pink poster paints. I don’t want any paint to go to waste so I grabbed an empty thick drawing paper to paint on. I was just making mindless strokes. Mindless – because I made it without thinking.

So far I feel much better doing an artwork like that. It usually starts looking like a mess, then somewhere along the way, it sparks an idea. Then I’d see something then I’d do that thing.

Here, I saw a bike.

I didn’t get to scan the thing until years later…. and it now has yellow spots.

I had to scan twice because the paper was a bit larger than my scanner’s glass.


Been Practicing Adobe Illustrator

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I have to be honest. I am not very skilled with Adobe Illustrator compared to Adobe Photoshop. I can’t even say I am an expert with Adobe Photoshop; but I can do well enough to execute my ideas.

I’ve used Adobe Illustrator only twice before. We were taught basic stuff back in college and I was sitting in the back of the class because of the sitting arrangement. I think we only spent as short as two days on it and I didn’t use it a lot so I couldn’t retain the knowledge long enough to make it useful.

And so I am relearning because lack of practice I feel makes the knowledge fade away.

A lot of potential clients want things made in vector so I really have to get with the program. haha.

Here’s the thing that I did.

I traced it from a crappy thing I made in college.

Yep, that tail really ain’t right. haha!

I’m making another one but I traced it from a watercolor sketch I thought would look better if it’s done digitally. I have to finish learning before I could finish it, so I can make it faster.


About “Portraits Using Traditional Media, 2016”

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I mentioned in my last post that I was working on the portraits project that I promised to do two years ago. I just uploaded them in my portfolio page in this blog on March 6. Somehow I just don’t like how you can’t rearrange your portfolio projects unless you change the date you published it. -_- I guess I’m gonna edit the date, then.

I started working on them in June 27, 2014.

I practiced drawing their faces to figure out how to get them right. Some faces aren’t as easy to make.