I feel really bad for abandoning this blog for so long, I drew this picture to make up for some of the time I spent away O:)
As you can tell I’ve been spending more time messing around in Photoshop with the colours and stuff, and I honestly don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner because colouring in Photoshop is AMAZING. Seriously. Here’s a few graphics showing the major difference between Illustrator and Photoshop:
You can probably tell which program I’m using in each panel. Look at the colours. The DETAILS. The only thing that annoys me about raster images is that you have to make them as big as possible to make them flexible for a variety of formats. Kind of like how filmographers have to record everything in super high quality definition.
I love the vector graphic look though so I tried to stay true to the line work as close as possible. Hence the reason why I included the clouds in its line-iest form. I dunno, I just think it’s part of my style. Either that or I just subconsciously won’t shake the vector lines any time soon.
I originally intended for this drawing to be a background for a notebook. Not that I’m publishing anytime soon, but I bought this adorable notebook from Kinokuniya the last time I went to Singapore, and felt inspired to do something a bit similar. On a sidenote, GOD I LOVE KINOKUNIYA. Not only do they have every book imaginable, their Japanese stationery section is just incredible. What I’m trying to say is, Smiggle in Australia is the equivalent to Crayola in Japan. Yep, boring. Why wouldn’t you get a flocked tiger pencil to do your homework in? Why use a boring white eraser when you can get a chocolate scented popsicle eraser complete with its own popsicle shaped plastic case?
I bought 3 of these notebooks:
I gave one to my friend. I have left my other two in pristine condition – one at work and one at home. I just can’t bear to write all over the pretty pages.
I love these style of notebooks though and I’m sure if there was a Kinokuniya in Perth I’d have so much more asian style notebooks. Ah well. Taking these pictures remind me – I need to get a new card reader >_> And a place to take prettier photos!
Hope you like my drawing, more soon 8) (I haven’t forgotten the Europe update!)