Monday, 2 November 2009

First Ever Tablet Drawing

The Photoshop workshop on friday was by faaar the best one yet. I'd say i learnt how to use a tablet on pc but not how to skillfully use one in Photoshop. I dont think my first drawing isnt too bad though, very basic and the compositions all off but not too shabby.


  1. Glad you are enjoying photoshop and tablets. If you understand the principles of composition, perspective etc. it should be pretty easy to translate them to tablet work.

  2. Evening Richard - getting stuck in, I see - and too brooding effect... looking forward to reading your thoughts on today's film - if you thought Metropolis was 'weird'... :-)

    See below

    Okay - some important tips re. the essay. What I DON'T want is 1,500 words of general observations about the 'look' of a game or film; what I'm looking for is some genuine research into the creative team/rationale behind the creation of a particular world (for instance, for Superman Returns, there was a conscious effort on behalf of the production designers to create an amalgamation of time periods, so that the film had a retro/contemporary quality that referenced the forties as well as the present day); another way to discuss the 'look' of a film/game in a contextualised way is to gather together lots of film/reviews and cross-reference the similarities between observations, as reviewers identify 'trends' and 'meanings' in the production design. I want you to actually 'deconstruct' the look of something in intellectual terms, and not just bang on about the obvious stuff - this should be your mantra - AVOID GENERIC OBSERVATIONS! Find an angle, support it with external evidence and PROVE your analysis... Obviously then, I'd choose something about which you can dig up the relevant information...