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Flipping Nature's Tables

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Thought I might do something doodlish and whimsical again. And obviously this is inspired by Foster The People's "Supermodel" album art but since this is traditional art I can't really do a perfectly crisp one. Plus, without a scanner, this is a pretty good shot that I had of it.



First, it was just an excuse to waste this orange/brown marker. And it's starting to look pretty good but after a while I figured out the lineart needs to be thickened again, this time with the help of a red inky pen.

Upon coloring, I thought I could use just the orange-brown marker to doodle the background lineart, but instead it ended up too dark so I decided to color the background first with an orange color pencil and THEN draw the shapes with the marker. Sadly this way the marker will run out of ink and that's when I decided to just use a stronger brown color pencil instead. Drawn before the bright orange color pencil splashes into the bg.



Initially I wanted to use watercolor …

More old logos

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[Part 1]

Came across more sketches of impromptu logo designs I made with classmates due to our assignments needing groups.




Ok, the last one might need more color schemes and altered bits tested on them. But they all have possibilities.

BFFL book cover designs

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Back. With more notebook designs (just like how I made notebook cover designs too precisely last year). I'm still inspired by Scoop and all the notebook covers they sold in that store, so this time I'm trying to draw my characters from BFFL in a different style. This oughtta be fun.

First, the lineart.



And then I colored the patterns first with watercolor just to test out if the patterns would look nice as how I planned. I wanted to create that effect which makes it look like the drawings are cut-outs from different pieces of paper pasted on pre-painted surfaces.

I love the texture but too bad I don’t have a scanner right now, so the writings look unclear.



And finally, I took back the lineart pieces and colored them digitally based on the watercolored ones. The result? Not bad. Ialso fixed the writings (and a bit of the lineart) and made them pop. Although I still wished I put textures on the patterns but this is good enough.

But this time, the character cut-outs stand out even …