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:
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!
This is a project which requires lots of patience and slow movements. I’m not that great with exacto knives, although I can say that I have quite a steady hand, I tend to go either too slow or too fast. This may someday result in a mistaken cut in a piece of paper or even my hand, but let’s hope that doesn’t happen.
Get These Things:
white bristol paper
scissors (if you no longer want to use the exacto knife)
Draw a design onto the paper. Basically anything that looks good as a silhouette.
Use your exacto knife and carefully cut the design. Go slowly, and always place your hands behind the blade’s direction to avoid cutting any fingers.
Once the image is cut, place coloured paper behind so the image stands out. Use a stick of glue so it is secure.
Now all that is needed is a frame and a wall to hang it!