So as it turns out, Blizzard is hosting a contest for art submissions. I’m at somewhat of a disadvantage that some people will have a whole month to perfect their art and I’ve less than half that, but I haven’t been excited to draw in quite awhile, and a $5k prize is quite exciting. ::laughs::
I think I’ve zipped along quite fast for muddling around for a few days now. One thing about Photoshop that I think is awesome is the ability to layer artwork, like working on a stack of onion paper. I had the idea germinating in my head to do something similar on a larger scale – draw a person and accompanying scene life size – but I hit a snag when the store I wanted to buy from, only sold rice paper by the roll at 8 1/2″ wide. I was certain they used to sell it wider, but regardless I’m back to square one until I find a supplier. In the meantime, this provides an interesting distraction.
It’s just incredible, that this drawing has 27 layers, and I’m not even done yet. If you want to quibble, 4 of them are redundant 2 layers for an alternate cloak and two for a different pair of pants, but that’s still 23 layers and counting. And to think, we do all of this on ONE sheet of paper, which is really so much easier.