Monday, 8 April 2013

Swim

Hi, the next topic from Illustration Friday is about "Swim".
Personally, I don't know how to swim but I really like the beach. Especially, I like scuba diving that I can discover the world of underwater. 
This time I tried to use gouache paint for my artwork.
I researched some images on Google as well.

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First, I did draw a thumbnail of a turtle and tried to use a gouache paint on it.
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Second, I painted the actual artwork with the larger size.
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Next, I placed my artwork in Adobe Photoshop to adjust a little bit color on it.

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I also added an ocean background to fit with a turtle. I changed the blending option of a turtle to hard light as well.

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Then, I used rising sun brush to make an effect on my background.

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Finally, I added some underworld plant and fishes into my artwork to make a complete version of my design. 
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This is my complete artwork.

Egg

Hi, I keep trying to do the challenge from Illustration Friday with topic: "Egg".
The first thought came to my mind was Easter festival. Especially I like a bunny so much.
Therefore, I give a try to illustrate a bunny and an egg that is common on Easter (with made by chocolate inside which is my favor).
First, I did some sketches to celebrate Easter festival.

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I found some references to support my idea as well.


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First, I illustrated a bunny holding a egg using Adobe Illustrator.
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And I kept working on a bunny with completing the rest part of a bunny.
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Finally, I'm done with a bunny holding an egg.

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 I also did a background for my main image using Adobe Photoshop.

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Furthermore, I added "Happy Easter" in my design using some text effects in Adobe Photoshop.

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This is my final design. Hope you will enjoy it and "Happy Easter".

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Eye Glasses

Hi, the following is the other topic from Illustration Friday called "Eye Glasses". It reminded me of a cute dog that I used to set for my desktop wallpaper.


Here are some references I found on the Internet about some animals wearing eye glasses.
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  I also do the sketch for my design. I like tiger and it is a wild animal in the world.

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First, I used Adobe Illustrator to make my background. It is like a "wild" background and perfect with a tiger.

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Second, I drew a vector of tiger by using CorelDRAW. I also did it for my brewery company. So, I included a mug of beer in a tiger's mouth. Screen Shot 2013-04-06 at 5.38.01 PM 

Next, I placed a tiger in a background to make it more stand out. Screen Shot 2013-04-06 at 5.37.18 PM

Finally is the main image with the topic "Eye Glasses". I just simply used Adobe Illustrator to draw vector eye glasses, and placed it in a tiger as well. Screen Shot 2013-04-06 at 5.38.27 PM

I found it is really cute to put eye glasses on an animal.
And here is the logo that I did for brewery company. 
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Hope you will enjoy my design.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Talent

Hi, it's time to keep working on Illustration Friday website with the topic is "Talent". To be honest, everyone all has a talent just because he/she doesn't know how to express it. For me, I don't have any specific talent that is good at something but I like creating stuffs on computer using some photoshop techniques. Therefore, "The Statue of Liberty" came into my mind. As we know, it is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.

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So, I just created a combination of The Statue of Liberty and a fabulous planet surface that shows "talent". Everyone needs freedom and not to be forced to do anything.
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And here we go. First, I created a planet surface background using Photoshop. Screen Shot 2013-03-17 at 3.29.15 PM

Then I used brush tool to add some stars as well to make it more dramatic, and added lens flare effect to make the light coming out from the space. Screen Shot 2013-03-17 at 3.29.45 PM

The next step is I put some abstract colour to make the background more realistic and added the surface planet with some blending effects. Screen Shot 2013-03-17 at 3.30.02 PM

Furthermore, I added two more planet surface and just scale them in probably size. That's everything about my fabulous planet surface background. Screen Shot 2013-03-17 at 3.30.10 PM

 After done with the background, I was starting with my main image. But at first, I used some adjustment like curves, levels to change my background colour a little bit to make it more fantastic and standing out.
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After that, it is time to bring my main image to my background that I just created. And I added some lights (fire) by using brush tool effect. Screen Shot 2013-03-17 at 3.43.05 PM

For my last step, I just created some stones like water effects below the statue to make my main image standing out.
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And that is the topic from Illustration Friday "Talent". I hope you will like my design.

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Wings

I'm doing next try on Illustration Friday with the topic "Wings".
I found it is kind of interesting, and the first thought come to my mind was a butterfly. I really like a butterfly with a nice shape and nice color as well.
The following is some butterflies I found on the internet.

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It looks really cool with the awesome effect. And I was trying to do something like that.

First, I draw a vector butterfly using Illustrator.
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Furthermore, I placed it as a smart object in Photoshop. I used some cool effects like outer glow, some blending option effects to make a butterfly more stand out.
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The next thing is I created the light background using the brush tool and some Free transform and changed the color using Hue/ Saturation to make some lines become obvious.
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 I repeated this step by duplicating it. The result is I got more lighting lines. I also changed the color as well. And some of that line got more and more standing out. Screen Shot 2013-02-28 at 6.19.45 AM

Then, I drag a butterfly that I added effects on it into my background and changed the display mode to screen.
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Lastly, I used the brush tool to create some smoke effects to make it like an abstract background.
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Sunday, 3 February 2013

Ocean

Hi, the topic from Illustration Friday is "Ocean". Here are some references I found for this topic.

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These are the thumbnails from the illustration Friday website with the topic "Ocean"

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The first thing came into my mind when I thought about "Ocean" is the sea, so I drew the sea with dolphins jumping as well hot air balloon to make the sea more interesting.
Also, on my second thumbnail I want to draw the waves with the bottle on the sea.

P/S: I played the apps call "wechat" recently and I like it very much. On the apps we can pick a bottle to make a new friend, so that idea came up to my mind:)





And I created the other thumbnail for "Ocean" topic. I found that much more easier to describe "Ocean" is underwater. So, I chose this one to go with. I just did a rough sketch for that.

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For my final design, I did stuffs on Photoshop.

First, I used gradient tool to create the underwater scene. Also, I found the gravel image and put it in the ocean bottom. Then, to obtain the water-like texture I applied Glass Filter and created some "dots" effect as well to make it more dramatic.

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Next, I used Crystallize filter to make the reflection on the ocean floor.

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Then, I created the light from above by using Polygonal Lasso Tool.

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I also used brush tool to draw a boat.

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Finally, I added "BE FREE" by using some text effects. I used this word because "FREE" is the factor that everybody all hope, especially when you swim, you can feel free...and it is related to "Ocean"...:)


"Ocean" work

For my final design I used brush tool to create the smoke as well...and here we are...

"Ocean" work