Monday, February 7, 2011

Vote for me please!

I have recently entered a competition held by a T-shirt printing company called Mambo. I am in the running to win three t-shirt design commissions from them and a spot in their artist stable. To do so however I need votes, and lots of them. So I am now asking my followers around the internet to please vote for me in this competition.

All you have to do is the following:

1. Head on over to the Mambo Surf Deluxe facebook page and press "Like"

2. Find my designs (there are two of them) and press "Like" to vote for them.!/photo.php?fbid=181888515181764&set=a.170759539627995.28320.129955380375078&theater!/photo.php?fbid=181888428515106&set=a.170759539627995.28320.129955380375078&theater

Thats it, your done!

I thank you all for your support and hope that as many of you as possible head over to the Mambo page and vote for me.

Until next time

Anita Night

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Magic Pendant (practice project)

So on a whim I decided to start a little side project to develop my rendering and design skills in my digital art.

I did a fairly simple piece just to be able to focus on rendering, texture and light instead of fooling around with perspective. I also just wanted to have some fun trying out different brushes in Painter Essentials 2. I have never used it before so I figured I would. I did a sketch in photoshop, opened the sketch in painter. Painted the entire thing in painter and opened it in Photoshop again to do some last minute polishes i.e. Lights and shadows and stuff.

I usually end up with too blurry edges when I work digitally, but working in Painter actually helped me get over that a bit, so the next time I do a practice piece I think I'll get even closer to get rid of that flaw. I think a lot of people struggle with this problem when they switch from traditional to digital art, so at least I'm not the only one.

So yeah, here is the end result:

I'm pretty happy with the design I have to say, I would wear this necklace both in real life or if I was, lets say a human mage or something like that :p
I also like the colours a lot. It could need a bit more shadow contrast or whatever I can call it. I'll incorporate it in the next piece. Better to do a piece, recognize the flaws and move on and do a new piece than slaving away uselessly on one image.

Until next time

Anita Night