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by Errkal » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:58 pm

This time went for the inside of a pub I like, a little more complicated but good fun, I quite like things made of lines :D

I did this one a couple of times the first with a ruler to do the basic layout but it all felt too rigid and precise, I quite like the nothing straight the perspective is all sort of "off" ness.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Errkal » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:01 pm

Green Gecko wrote:It would make a nice digital Christmas card, I sometimes do things like that on tablets because it is quick and instant PNG file :)

Yeah Sketchbook is pretty great really, especially the rulers, shapes and other aids for drawing constructed objects. I sketched a survey of an old pub garden here and sent that off the to national theatre which was accepted for interview at their drawing office, amongst some other things :)

Not sure if you were using the app or a Windows 10 app, because there is also a desktop version that is slightly more complex but retains most of its simplicity. I subscribed to it for a while for something like £1.50 a month.

It reminds me of artrage but more precise (former is more of a virtual painting application, desktop only). I like the workflows that focus on the result rather than choosing a million parameters.

Sketching is very different to drawing, as an excercise, there's a reason there are two words. Some interfaces focus around that whereas something like Photoshop or Illustrator is very much throwing the kitchen sink at a basic task, especially if you want a consistent aesthetic to something. Much more clicking and bullshit than necessary.


Just seen this reply!

I'm using the Android App on well Android, I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ a little while back and it comes with an S-Pen which feels like a pencil to use. The app is great as is simple adn does layers etc. Only annoyance is that it has no backup and that of files so I need to sort my own thing to sync the raw files off.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by OrangeRKN » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:09 pm

The lights aren't hung at consistent intervals on the ceiling, would not drink at pub again

The light glow effect comes on a bit strong given the flat colouring used elsewhere but otherwise I like it!

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Errkal » Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:14 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:The lights aren't hung at consistent intervals on the ceiling, would not drink at pub again

The light glow effect comes on a bit strong given the flat colouring used elsewhere but otherwise I like it!


Thanks :) Yeah the glow is a bit funky, I think on reflection I wouldn't bother with it again.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by jawa2 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:35 pm

Errkal wrote:This time went for the inside of a pub I like...

Nice work, Errkal! I like the colouring and, as you say, the slightly varied perspective in some objects does add a degree of style to the image. Great stuff!

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by Green Gecko » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:52 pm

Errkal wrote:This time went for the inside of a pub I like, a little more complicated but good fun, I quite like things made of lines :D

I did this one a couple of times the first with a ruler to do the basic layout but it all felt too rigid and precise, I quite like the nothing straight the perspective is all sort of "off" ness.

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Well well well.. you can draw :)

The perspective there is pretty good and you've also adopted a painterly aesthetic that makes any of the "not perfectly straight lines" (as you've identified you prefer not to do that and then turned it into a strength) consistent with the mark making. It reminds me of scenes like Edward Hopper

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The balance of tones and limited colour palette are also very illustrative, it's often better to use less colours than more and there's nothing clashy or lurid or anything like that. Congratulations, you have a natural sense of colour balance and limited tone palette!

I quite like the exaggerated lights as I'm a bit of a surrealist/fauvist in my paintings, so if you think of things like the famous giant glowing swirly moons like Van Gogh it's evocative of that and kind of reminds me of my scotopic sensitivity (blurry/streaky light vision) which is very much why I literally see things like that.. Unless we have something in common I didn't know about? Lol

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Errkal » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:45 pm

Thanks :D

Yeah I don't like lots of colours and like the blocks of colour over going off on shading and stuff.

I don't know if I see the light like you describe,but I am always drawn to lights and how stuff is lit, I think it's why I've become so obsessed with the Phillip Hue stuff I've started buying as I can play with light in the room and what colours are where and stuff.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Green Gecko » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:24 pm

Oh my god, if I could justify it, you know I would fill the house with remote control dimmable RGB bulbs :slol:

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by OrangeRKN » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:16 pm

I'm sure they'd still look good left-aligned Gecko, I wouldn't worry about needing to justify them

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by Green Gecko » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:50 pm

The never ending debate over whether to justify or left align text in a limited column width :dread:

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by Errkal » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:59 am

Green Gecko wrote:Oh my god, if I could justify it, you know I would fill the house with remote control dimmable RGB bulbs :slol:


Haha go for it!!!

I'm up to 22 bulbs and lamps now..... Living room as 13 so I can do all kinds of things. Was epic around Christmas as had a setup that would gradually shift between pastely colours behind the TV, tree, and in drink cabinet and that.

I have the ceiling light and a lamp by the sofa on "normal" light colour then use the others to add bits of colour in corners and behind TV and that.

I have a couple in my office as I've been at home tor a year now I find it kind of boring and having a couple lights behind my screen slowly shifting between rainbow colours really helps my mood.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by SandyCoin » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:16 am

As it's been nice and snowy here I decided to do a little winter seen. Did it using Procreate on iPad which is a really cool app.

instagram.com/p/CJdelrZH288/


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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by jawa2 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:38 am

SandyCoin wrote:As it's been nice and snowy here I decided to do a little winter seen...

I really like how you made the nearest tree slightly out of focus, Sandy - it's a great mechanism for drawing the eye into the scene. Top stuff!

SandyCoin wrote:...Did it using Procreate on iPad which is a really cool app.

I've never thought about drawing on a tablet but it's now something I'd like to check out.

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:41 am

SandyCoin wrote:As it's been nice and snowy here I decided to do a little winter seen.


a) Your art is excellent
b) I hate instagram's demands to sign up to view the rest!

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PostRe: GRcade Illustrator Club
by SandyCoin » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:20 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
SandyCoin wrote:As it's been nice and snowy here I decided to do a little winter seen.


a) Your art is excellent
b) I hate instagram's demands to sign up to view the rest!


Cheers. Ah yes, I didn't think of that.

@jawa - drawing on a tablet is great, especially with the ipad and the pencil. Really good control and brush strokes etc and obviously an amazing screen. I'll add an example of drawing on it. (sorry another insta vid but it's the easiest way to share - click on the right arrow)

instagram.com/p/CAfbFaKnVvf/


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