Big Posters and Coloring Experiments

To get a change in my routine, I like to draw these large posters, and try out different coloring and shading techniques. Using a variety of subjects, I get a feel for how appropriate a particular technique might be in a particular situation.

Additionally, this is exercise is a great way to gain perspective (no pun intended) on your art style; drawing an object out of context helps me think about how I render the qualities that go into that object, ultimately helping me grow as an artist (I hope).

If you’re interested in doing a similar project, I suggest getting any large surface on which you would enjoy drawing. Leave it someplace convenient and add to slowly.

Coloring in Adobe Illustrator

I learned to color digitally in Photoshop, but Illustrator’s coloring interface is quite robust. I’ve been trying to get into the habit of coloring and drawing in illustrator. While Photoshop is near and dear to my heart, I’m becoming quite enamored of Illustrator. Here are some of the vector’s that I’ve created.

otto-von-bismark samurai_illustrator diver

robot robot