Day 118-First Drawing Revival

Hey there guys hows it going. Well today I decided to take another chance at doing a drawing/sketch of my own. Let’s just say that so far it is doing way better than my last one.

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First off I had to make this head by sketching out the head by using an ellipse tool plus the star tool. Then I basically aligned the two up so that they looked like a base head and then I use the pen tool to trace that base shape and thats how I got the head. After that I decided to shape out the chin a bit more. Next up was adding in the eyes and eyebrows.Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 9.35.55 AM.png

I started out by drawing some guidelines obviously. Then I just used my base knowledge what I already knew about drawing eyes and did that.Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 9.51.24 AM.png

After a couple of tries this is what I got for the head and facial features. I just need to do some touching up until I thought it looked right to me. Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 9.55.21 AM.png

After I was done touching up some stuff I started to get started on the base hair.Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 10.06.06 AM.png

Which turned out looking like this. I still have to work on doing the details of hair but in the meantime I think that it turned out pretty well.Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 10.12.05 AM.png

After that I decided to work on the body and I did that by working the neck a bit. Also you may have noticed that I joined the eyes together so that they wouldn’t look so out of place.Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 10.19.34 AM.png

Now I had to get some reference  to the detailing for the body but so far I think it is doing really well. In the end though this is what I have done.Screen Shot 2018-03-15 at 10.34.29 AM.png

As you can see this is way better than the last thing that I did before. I hope that I can continue to improve as I work. Well anyways I have to go now I will see you later. Bye!!!



Day 116-Photoshop continues

Hey there guys today I finally managed to finish up my chapter on Smart objects in my Photoshop course on the stuff that I learned was pretty cool in my opinion.Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 9.25.41 AM.png

First of I learned out how to turn type into a smart object and add in filters and other crazy layer effects to make a really cool graphic, literally.Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 9.27.03 AM.png

First off I had to start by rotating this type in order to add an appropriate wind filter to it to get this effect.

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After applying the effect multiple times I had to rotate it back without affecting the filter itself which I could do by putting the text into another smart object group. After saving that group the filter was saved along with it allowing me to rotate it.Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 9.31.37 AM.png

Next was applying a couple of layer effects which were a bevel and emboss, a molecular texture effect, and a drop shadow.Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 9.36.07 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-03-13 at 9.37.13 AM.png

Pretty cool right? Anyways I also learned that you can edit text inside of a smart object as well.Screen Shot 2018-03-13 at 9.43.39 AM.png

Well thats all that I have for today I will see you tomorrow. Bye!!!

Day 115-Okami Painting Progress

Hey there guys, Today I decided to continue working on my little painting project. I managed to make some real good progress on it, here I’ll show it to you.Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 10.06.02 AM

First as you can clearly see I added in this little mountain on the bottom and also decided to add in some more details to further add onto the mountain and sun.Screen Shot 2018-03-12 at 10.28.31 AM

Next I decided to add in some more details to the painting by adding in the little tree-line and plain that you see at the bottom. I also added in some clouds and birds as well. Also you may see the little kanji for the word sun actually inside the sun which I thought was pretty cool in my opinion.

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Next I just wanted to add in some more slight details before I was done and Voila I think this actually turned out pretty well but I may add onto it as time goes by.

Well I gotta go but I’ll be back tomorrow. Bye!!!

Day 113-Drawing Retry/Okami Painting

Hey there guys today was a project day so I thought I would give a couple of things a try. First I decided to give drawing and this time it actually didn’t  turn out too bad.

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First off I decide to start out with the eyes and the head. The head and ears I was able to myself by using an ellipse and a pen tool, but the eyes I had to use reference for. However after doing it a couple of times I feel like I can do the eyes without any reference now.

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After that I duplicated the eyes and eyebrows and reflected them to the other side. I had to resize them though to match the shape of the face. Then I used the width tool to adjust the mouth a bit to add a little bit more expression.Screen Shot 2018-03-08 at 9.42.39 AMScreen Shot 2018-03-08 at 9.49.04 AM

After that I tried doing the body. I was just trying to make the basic shapes of this. however I’m still not very good at drawing the body so I will have to improve on that. That was all done on illustrator by the way and I feel like I am getting a better grasp on using the software. Anyways that’s not all I tried doing today. I was going to try and make a painting that had the same art style as this.

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However I wasn’t able to get very much done.

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This was all I was able to get done so far. Not very much I know, but I really was going to try if I had enough time. Well I have to go now but I will see you all tomorrow. Bye!!!

Day 112-Career Center/More AfterEffects

Hey there guys, you already know what day it is, and just in case you don’t it is Wednesday which means it is career center day. Today we basically just went over what we did last time. Learning skills that will help you in get and keep a job. Nothing special really. However I did have time to do some more Adobe AfterEffects lessons and let me tell you I found some really awesome stuff on there check it out.Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 10.06.34 AM.png

This is an animation effect which you can accomplish by using a mosaic ontop of a fractal noise effect. It is super cool and whats best about it is.Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 10.06.41 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-03-07 at 10.06.49 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-03-07 at 10.07.00 AM.png

You can change the colors to be anything you like.Screen Shot 2018-03-07 at 10.16.53 AM.png

This one is known as a drifting smoke effect. It is also super cool. Well that’s all I have for today but I will see you all once again tomorrow. Bye!!!

Day 111-More Photoshop Lessons

Hey there guys, Today I decided to work on my Photoshop lessons and I am still on the chapter that teaches you about smart objects.Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 9.28.34 AM.png

Today I learned how to mix up different blends and filters into a smart object which actually turns them into smart filters.

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These were the filters that I applied to the image after applying the gaussian blur. After doing some adjustments I was able to apply this effect to the image.Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 10.52.33 AM.png

It was pretty cool. I also learned about how to apply camera raw as a smart filter as well.Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 9.47.14 AM.png

First you just have to turn the image into a smart object, click on the smart object and then apply the camera raw filter and voila.Screen Shot 2018-03-06 at 10.55.27 AM.png

Well that’s all that I have for today I will see you all later. Bye!!!

Day 110-Illustrator Advanced Completion/AfterEffects Beginning

Hey there guys. Sorry about the lack of blog posts but I have some great news. Managed to finally complete my adobe Illustrator Advanced lessons on so now I can finally move onto another application. The one that I have chose to work with is Adobe AfterEffects.Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 9.32.30 AM.png

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Adobe AfterEffects is a application that allows you to add amazing effects to video compositions by adding in animation, visual effects and utilizing the green screen to create amazing visual graphics.Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 9.50.34 AM.pngYou can drop in things from illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere that you have been working on and essential blend them all together in AfterEffects.Screen Shot 2018-03-05 at 9.55.43 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-03-05 at 9.50.40 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-03-05 at 10.00.37 AM.pngScreen Shot 2018-03-05 at 10.00.46 AM.png

You can make things fade in and then fade out or you can create motion graphics which are pretty amazing too. I haven’t gotten to that part of the video yet but I plan on getting there soon. Also this won’t be based on just one course. There are multiple course to go over so I’ll be putting them all together on one page to make it easier to follow along. Well that’s all I have for today guys but I will see you all again tomorrow. Bye!!!