Remember the middle drawing from this post? This is what I first came up with for a simple digital line drawing, and I thought it would be neat to save the components of the face and then play with different ways to portray the face to create different (but similar) drawings. I think it would be fun to create about 7 or so more illustrations with the same facial structure in different variations and then display them in a long row. I actually have about 4 other lines that use this principle. I'll post those lines sometime to show how they mesh together. This post that has similar lines for wedding dress ideas, and this drawing has variations as well.
If you're interested in the background of my digital drawings, here's what works for me at the moment:
1. I use Photoshop to create my digital line drawings. (These line drawings, on the flip side, are created by hand, and I erase the background on them for prints. Here's an example of an original line drawing that was later edited to be displayed digitally). If you're interested in learning how to do small things in Photoshop like my "tape" on photos, overlay of text on images, etc., just let me know! I can definitely create some tutorials. I can also give tips on things I WISH I had known when I was first beginning Photoshop if any of you would like to know..such as even knowing how to size your images. I didn't know how to size my freaking images for a good few MONTHS. Kind of made Photoshop extremely difficult. Well, you live and learn, I guess! Oh yeah, and I didn't forget about the "how to draw a face" tutorial. :)
2. I am a little too head over heels for my Intuos tablet. What's awesome about this tablet is that it allows you to control your mouse as if you're just writing with a pen. At first, it was REALLY hard for me to get used to it, and my writing and drawings looked like those of a proud four-year-old. This is the one that I use. I've heard that the Bamboo works well, also.
3. I piddle around and look at nature, fashion, photography, or anything that sparks my interest to get inspired. For the drawings above, I was mostly inspired by thick eyelashes and glassy eyes. It just evolved from there.
Hope you're having the best Thursday so far!