Adobe Photoshop CC that can fill in the 10% required for the ideal product
Adobe Photoshop has a rich variety of tools and brushes, but I prefer expressing myself through my hand-drawn illustrations, so I haven't really customized them. So I can't really say I'm an expert at it (lol).
Even now, I try to express things like texture and light without the use of tools. It takes time drawing everything by hand, and may be faster with the use of filters, but these things accumulate as you draw by hand.
However, my hand can only do at best, 80-90% of what I have in mind. I'm sure everyone who works with drawing has felt this before, but it's impossible to draw 100% of what you have in mind. That's why I try to make my work exceed my expectations at the final stage. Adobe Photoshop's tone curve and filters help me every time.
Seeing and Drawing with the Hand
She came to life one day as I was doodling, and doesn't have a name, but one of my friends calls her Tenshi-chan (angel) because she looks like an angel. That's so literal (lol). Her hair has the image of wings, and she has an angel's halo, but that's all I added.
The scenery revolves around the theme of a broad sky and wide ocean, a simple concept with just the sky, clouds and water surface. The combination of this background with her may give off a feeling of The End.
And music too. I can't draw without music. I listen to everything - J-POP, Western music, anime music, and of course vocaloid music. The music I'm listening to greatly affects by work, so listening to sad songs brings out that kind of atmosphere in my work. That's why I change the songs I listen to according to the type of work I'm trying to draw.
My teacher thought me to "choose one color to work around, and then similar colors to add on". For example, if my main color was red, I would use similar colors like orange and pink.
I practiced using colors in a style unique to me, but I want to get better at colors.
Sometimes, I lose my motivation halfway, so I try to finish everything in one go or it'll end up being really tough.... I've been drawing more recently, and it's taking me longer and longer to finish one piece of work, so it's been on my mind recently (bitter smile).
The illustration this time took about 12 hours.
I really love drawing illustrations, and would like to continue trying my hand at new themes. That's my greatest wish.
Adobe Photoshop CC can bring your work up to the next level
Some of you might find it too difficult, but Adobe Photoshop CC is actually not a tool for professionals. Like the website introduced above with the water surface filters, it's also suitable for beginners at drawing, and will definitely be a good tool in helping you improve.
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- Creator who focuses on illustrations and design.
Designed the outfits of the 6 Element Theme Module characters released in Hastsune Miku -Project DIVA- X (SEGA) on March 2015, as well as the original tapestry (B2 size) illustration in the specials.
In charge of costume design for the Nendoroid Hatsune Miku Harvest Moon Ver. (GOODSMILE COMPANY).
In charge of the illustrations for the EHP-SL100A series Earphones, silver (ELECOM) that went on sale this November.