Today we’re starting a new series on this blog. Currently I have holidays which means that I have a lot of time, to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone (well, after a week of wallowing in my comfort zone with movies and chocolate).
I want to be more creative and so I developed my „art challenge“.
Basically this challenge is nothing new – challenging oneself to be better. And I got inspired by many videos on youtube doing different challenges regaring art.
First of all I want to start with an art style I have never touched so far. Of course, we all tried a lot of different art movements in school but even there we never tried this one.
I’m talking about digital art or digital drawing.
I got a graphic tablet a few months ago and never tried it since then. It is so different than „normal“ drawing because this tablet has no screen. So you need to change your eye-hand-coordination. And this is so difficult for me and I felt overwhelmed.
After scrolling through all these art challenge videos I found one for digital art where you have to
draw yourself digital in different styles and this is exactly what I will try to do!
Let's start easily. May I present you: me as a Power Puff Girl!
Second of all I decided to go for the style of Adventuretime.
Honestly, I have never seen an episode of these series, but I found so much about the figures on pinterest that I know how they look like and I analised the typical body shapes.
For example the faces are rather ball-shaped and everything is made very simple. There is no complicated facial expression and thanks to my chosen image section I don’t have to draw any hands or other limbs.
Ok, now we're coming to the seriouse part. It is time for the Simpsons.
One of the series where I never missed an episode and it accompanied me through my whole childhood.
Most important: the yellow skin colour, which makes every Simpson character so unique.
It wasn’t that easy to find a Simpson figure for referencing, wearing glasses without looking like a nerd. Of course I know that my glasses are conspicuous but I don’t want to look like an idiot.
So I had to find another solution to realize the glasses I wanted to have.
Moreover, it was the first picture with a real shading to make it look more vivid. I really struggeld with that part because I don’t like hard adges although the original Simpson drawing have them.
In the end I got the effect I wanted to have by using the blurring filter.
For me the most important drawing is my Pokemon Trainer.
I have loved the series and I have played almost every game. I’ve never been the best or played it to the very end, but it means a lot to me and it is one of those games I really like to play.
Now the face got way more realistic than the first ones and especially the eyes were complicated.
Although I never wear any hats I wanted that girl to have a bandana to make it even more obviouse that she is a Pokemon Trainer.
And I thought that she should not be wearing just a bright pink shirt, so she got her jacket and a black shirt underneath to look more like a serious trainer fighting against Pokemon 😀
The last one has been the most difficult one: Winx.
I liked these series about fairies and in terms of art it has a unique style. It looks more feminin but edged.
The faces are elegant and I couldn’t find any Winx fairy with glasses – seems like fairies have perfect eyes. And so I needed to impovise again.
All the girls have extemely long hair and I didn’t want to go without that just because my hair is not that long. Call it artistic licence.
And this is it – 5 different styles of myself and all drawn digital.
I’m so happy that I finally dared it. It took me so much time to find the perfect inspirations and implement everything how I wanted it. I had good references which made it very easy and it was not my goal to create something from scratch but I like the results. And I’m surprised that you can exactly see which one is which series.
I love it!
It was so much fun to try digital drawing and I will keep doing to get better. But now I’m excited for the next challenge and I hope you liked it as much as I did!
See you next time!♥