Art experiment 

Art experiment 

Today’s post is an experiment for my art work, showing my attempts on photography, drawing and digital art. 

The process was done by using the photograph as a visual guide for drawing, trying to create an accurate drawing as possible from visual reference. Whilst the grid method would be more reliable for accuracy, instead I used freehanded attempt at drawing to improve my skills and techniques.

Original photograph taken at the Lincolnshire Life Museum.Drawing using graphite pencils, based on the photograph above.

Next, I took a picture of the drawing, and loaded it onto Procreate app to use the digital art tools. Making layers of applications over the photograph of the drawing, using basic colours as the base layer of the picture. This was then gradually built up with lighter colours, until I felt satisfied with the layer outcome.

Once done, I then used the blend tool to create smooth transitions from light and dark areas, creating a seamless blends of colours. Finally, after cleaning up areas and adjusting any mistakes, the digital art was then saved in its final outcome to be filtered. 

Original none filtered outcome
Filtered final outcome

Final thoughts 

Having tried out this experiment with no expections on what the final outcome would look like, I was impressed with the new skills and techniques I’ve learnt from this task. I’ve found using one of my own photographs as a guideline for drawing has really helped me to draw near-realistic imagery. 

The digital art process has also been a fun tool for experimenting my digital art skills. learning how to make smoother blends of light and dark areas, and building layers colours for skin.

Areas that I will need to improve on is proportion to the face, as the length of the the nose is too long compared to the image (although I didn’t change it at the time because I  though it looked fine). Also, I’ll need to improve on drawing ears, because the design of the ears in the final outcome look out of place now that I’m judging this piece.

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thnaks!

– Bjorn

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2D wire work

2D wire work

Today’s post is a short showcase of my sample work on 2D wire work, and how the samples look overal.

The first wire work is based on one of the windows at Lincoln Cathedral. I found this to be difficult as threading a lot of wire can be tedious and fiddly to test with. Ill improve on making a wire frame that Doesn’t need as much threading.

The second and final wire frame sample was based on a cornered wall from the Cathedral, which I wanted to recreate in wire form. As you can see from the image…….yeah…..best not elaborate on this attempt. Wire work is quite difficult for me to use unless it’s 3D, as it’s something I can do practically.
Thank you for reading this short post. I’ll be back at some point this week with a new post. Until next time.

-Bjorn

Art project Ocean/Horror theme, final design

Art project Ocean/Horror theme, final design

This project was quite a challenge to do, with all the research source work and consistency towards the themes I’ve chosen for the project. I’d say it was more challenging than last years art project, which you can see from this link below (https://callumart.wordpress.com/2016/06/08/3d-model-robot-extra/).

I’ve personally liked how the project has become its own identity, it’s own universe that I can say I’ve built from my concepts towards telling a visual story about the effects of pollution. Whilst the design has a fantastical element in its visual design, it does however effectively incorporate elements relating to pollution (for example, the imagery of three for the jelly fish design relating to the cycle of pollution for marine life).

The final design incorporated a lot of my previous sample testing and medium practice, contributing towards improving and changing the design to look as close to my conceptual vision as possible. To me, this final design has shown me how far I’ve gotten in my creative aspiration to work as an artist, the effort that I’ve devoted towards my art course work has been worth it.


But for now, there’s still more paperwork to do before deadline, hopefully I might at least get a Merit grade, or if I’m lucky a Destinction grade (by the Emperors grace I hope I’ve done better than my previous course grade!)

Thank you for reading this post on my art project, and I hope you’ll stick around for my summer art project (coming soon). 🙂

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Thank you for reading this post, if you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Have a fantastic day today,

-Bjorndovah

Group Animation project

Today I wanted to share a few practice short films on the group animation project. This is a group project that is built on shared ideas and concepts for the animation work. I don’t claim sole creator work, but I’m part of a creative group project. Hope you enjoy the post!

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Hope you liked the post. If you have any suggestions or questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

Hope you guys have a great day!

-Bjorndovah