I had an idea today about how i could possibly make some improvements and here was the result.
1 You can see on the left, the final version i had originally.
2 then the middle is how i prepared it for the new techniques.
3 and the final image on the right is, well the finished version. Of course, its not really finished because i still have stuff that would need to be added to it but i got what i wanted out of the experiment.
Not sure if i would ever want to stick with this new style really as it just takes way too much time to apply. Maybe it doesnt look like it :s
I think the recent addition of shading and lighting effects in my work has really improved. Even if my actual drawing skills only improve at a snails speed, it's something to be glad about.
Anyway, i started messing around today and asking myself 'what happens if i take the black bold lines away?' and then, 'what if i was to give the whole thing a kind of cell shade effect?'.
Well, i have no idea to cell shade but i tried a technique today, created entirely out of my own devising to get that kind of effect and i think its starting to work. I tested it out on the recent drawing i did of Franky from One Piece.
Check it out:
See what i've done?
I've taken away all of the bold lines and added a greater range of shading. I think it really works but it did take some time to do. Maybe in this way, i could make the drawing more realistic. I'm thinking to try and do the whole thing and see what happens.
I like to follow Karl Lagerfeld and thought it was quite an interesting design :D
Situated in the Graf-Adolfs-Platz Square in Dusseldorf, the pop-up store doubles as a hair salon, coffee house and event location. The store was erected to coincide with the Eurovision Song Contest 2011which will take place in the city