Its Raining… Cats and Dogs!

Hey everyone! Nicky here 🙂 For one of my classes, called Animation Illustrated, my assignment is to create a 1-2min animation. I have full creative freedom with the piece so I am excited to make something fun and entertaining! To start … Continue reading

TOUCH

Hey everyone! Nicky here 🙂

I decided to create a quick little exploration of touch, specifically looking at the meanings behind touch; positive, negative, playful, symbolic, and seductive.

Check out the video below:

Peacock Feathers

Hey everyone! Nicky here 🙂

I am pleased to say that my digital painting skills are starting to improve. From watching endless amounts of tutorials and figuring out the buttons on my tablet (Finally) I think I’m getting the hang of it 🙂

Check out my peacock that I drew recently:
Peacock design

Also, I submitted my peacock to Threadless, an online site for t-shirt designs, and is now in the process of voting. If I get enough votes, Threadless will fund it so people can purchase it!

So, follow the link below and vote!

https://www.threadless.com/designs/peacock-33

Promarker Pro

Promarkers

There is a brand of markers that I am particularly fond of using. You may be thinking of Sharpie markers from my following post called Using Sharpie but you are mistaken. Don’t get me wrong. Sharpie markers are bold and effective for creating graphic images, but there is another kind of marker that achieves this as well: Promarkers!

I absolutely love Promarkers! I am so glad I have these within my desk drawers. The smoothness of the colours are perfect for colouring and the wide range of shades is useful for drawing realistic shades. Though you can get numerous shades with one marker, using more than one marker because you can blend the ink beautifully.

I first tried Promarkers on my 14th birthday when I received three packs of them. Now, I cannot stop buying these markers. The more I use them, the more I discover what they can do with them in my artwork. I use them for fine details, in hair for example, or for just scribbling, little flowers for example.

I have lost count of how many Promarkers I have! I know for a fact that I have at least over 100 but I don’t have a specific number to share. Yes, I am a bit in love with this product. Yes, I use them for many many projects… and Yes, it is difficult to resist buying them whenever I go to an art store.

a drawing for a school agenda contest
made with ProMarkers

Adobe Illustrator

This year, I have been excitedly using a software application made especially for drawing on the computer called Adobe Illustrator. I’m sure you have heard about its relative Adobe Photoshop and assume that Illustrator is very similar. In fact, this assumption is a false testament of Illustrator’s true power and its secret weapon Photoshop does not acquire. While Adobe Photoshop works using pixels, Illustrator takes a different direction.

Illustrator gives designers a creative freedom, so they can focus on what they want to create rather than how to do it. The secret weapon on how they can achieve this? Vector graphics- a way to draw objects using points, lines, curves, and shapes.

This software has altered the face of graphic design, advertising, and the media forever. It is hard to get through a day without seeing the influence of Illustrator.

Here are some examples of some work I have done using Illustrator.