Monday, March 29, 2010

sunday night itouch pic (back to the sketchbook app - brushes pixelates when you zoom in, makes it a pain in the arse). i came across a photo, a downshot of an umbrella in the rain with just the feet underneath, and kind of combined that with a memory of a pic nathan fowkes did for a project of aa dude steppin off a plane at some for of alien testing facility. Anyways it's not as good as either of the two reference pieces, but I'm improvin slowly with the new technology. takin a break from it for a while now, plenty of work to do. I started this at around nine thirty and it's almost 3 in the mornin now, shite! I dumped the video pic from friday and the the pic of the dude and the umbrella from a couple of weeks ago, look shite now.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dinnertime doodling. I was listening to a Jimmy Stewart series of old radio plays durin the day while workin and hunted up a pic of Donna Reed to test the 'brushes' app on the itouch. I think I prefer the sketchbook app. Just a couple of niggly things, but the main one would be that there doesn't seem to be a way to scale up or down a layer/image (did a google trawl and went through the help menu). Like it's just a quick sketch, but when you zoom in and shit and you get lost in a detail, like an eye, and you go a bit bigger than the sketch underneath, it'd be handy to scale up and down a bit. I could have fit all her hair in then. Maybe they'll have this feature for the ipad version, but an ipad ain't on my shoppin list, cintiq and itouch is plenty. Great brushes on the app though. Anyway back to work.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Another itouch pic, bit cleaner than the last one. Cool bein able to prick around on the thing when sleep isn't comin easy. Her ear is a bit big but this is intentional to highlight the skull earring! ha ha, not really! Beannachtaí Lá Fhéile Phadraig do chuile! Beagánín déanach mar is ghnáth dom!
-i adjusted the forehead as per JG O Donoghue's comment to make it less of a feature. Hope it works better. I don't know how to select and scale, but I think it makes the brow a bit less imposing hopefully. Cheers for the comments as always.