Self-me.

Hello gang, been a long time!

Testing out my new iPad Pro with drawing app Procreate. Couldn’t think of anything to draw so I drew me. I’m kinda on holidays at the moment so “hopefully” I’ll draw a bit more in the coming few weeks.

Rock on.

Ben

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Knowledge #2

A new illustration for y’all and a new layout for The Creative Panic blog… su-weeeeeeeet.

The illustration is a very loose, stream of consciousness piece which I enjoyed experimenting with. Essentially, just draw and put down colour and lines and see where it goes.

Interestingly enough (I use the word interesting loosely), when I just put own marks, with no real concept in mind, I always seem to end up drawing faces that are almost self-portraiture in nature in that they are male, thinnish and with short hair and big ears and noses. The piece did end up becoming more coherent to me quite quickly and as I became aware of the theme I did consciously expand on it, but far be it from me to explain the piece so I’ll let you, the viewer find some meaning within it, or not! 😀

Hope you are all having an awesome week and no doubt you will be hearing from me soon.

Cheers
Ben

Self Portrait (#352/365)

I’ve done a few self portraits throughout the project and each time they seem to be when I need to experiment with a different style (or have nothing to use but an iPad).

This time around isn’t great in my mind as I have a hard time trying to “paint” with the Wacom in the same way I normally paint on canvas which is the effect I was going for. (I should add I use Illustrator 99% of the time for this project, I have never really bothered venturing into Photoshop or Painter to try and paint digitally).

When I try this style I find the results end up looking technically right but with no texture and dimension… flat in other words! 🙂

Self Portrait drawn on iPad (#164/365)

Neave and I went around to our good friends Matt and Stacey’s house tonight for some awesome chicken casserole while Elle is away visiting another awesome friend of ours in Rebecca Wight-Moore… we really do have some lovely friends.

Anyway, being away from the computer forced me to rethink the Panic situation so I took the iPad along and tried out a simple Drawing app… drawing with fat, sausage-like fingers isn’t easy, but it got me out of a bind!