Day 2: Horror Show!
Today I honestly thought I was going to do something web related or educational, in fact I was sure I was going to try to recreate this really cool 3d effect using only CSS and HTML that I found here. Although it is something that I really do want to try to recreate some time, it’s not something I can tackle in one day right now – between my skill level and school work. So I started to check around Smashing for some more ideas and reading some blogs. I was really drained from a bad sleep (I never sleep well) and school today which means I find it really hard to read and get inspired.
I was really starting to get mad when I looked at my tablet and realized I had not used the pen for a long time. So I fired up photoshop and started playing around. I’m not the greatest at just pulling something out of my head and drawing it so I just began making lines and shapes. I absolutely fell in love with the line work I could get out of my experiments but really annoyed that I could not come up with anything to draw. That’s when it hit me and I thought of the perfect subject matter for this style of drawing. I love zombies, anyone who knows me knows this and I have plenty of resource material and inspiration lying around (ok maybe not as much as I would like but enough). So I grab one of my books, opened it up, and used it to get my brain started and my hand moving.
I had a lot of fun with this one especially since I have little to no experience drawing and painting in photoshop. I look forward to trying this out many times in the future and I may even do a series of posts of zombies to help get some experience. I hope I can expand my skills in this area because I really did enjoy it, and it’s been a long time since I have used any of my artistic skills and it was starting to get to me. Please let me know what you think, any criticism would also be beneficial so I know what areas I need to improve in and how I can better my skills in this medium.