Treat Yo' Self
It should be 'Invest in Yo' Self', but actually I still feel treated all the same.
Recently, I fiiiiiinally won an eBay bid for a reasonably priced graphics tablet! Thank God!
It's an XP-Pen Artist Pro. OOOOOH damn am I in love.
Well, at least I'm in the Honeymoon Phase. Because quite honestly, I don't know how to draw. I thought it's one of those things where you just spend money and you're instantly good. Like trading Pokémon Cards.
But it doesn't matter! I can learn! I am attempting to draw every day, from silly little cartoons to painting, to design. I hope to just have fun doing the works.
I've been using Photoshop for around 6 years now. Not professionally, and the legal status is obscure, but I've been messing around with the programme for a long time! Never being taught anything, just messing around and seeing what happens.
Well now it feels like I've finally unlocked the full potential of the programme, and god-damn I'm loving it!
You'll end up seeing my works on this website mostly, as I slowly unveil the design for the Official Behind The Scenes Creature, and we can see them get up to mischief on set and throughout my life.
I'll need to get a lot better at character design before then though. For now, I'll simply practise my digital painting. At the moment, I've not quite got out of the uncanny valley and what should be normal portraits look horrifying! Which is quite apt, come to think of it.
Obviously don't come under the assumption I think any of this is 'GOOD'. It's just work in progress, it's a bit of fun, it's me teaching myself a new skill. That's all it's meant to be. Just some Fun.