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Digital Watercolor Art

Discussion in 'Arts & Banner Showcase' started by Iscariot, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Hello it's been a while since I posted on the forums, here are a few digital watercolor drawings I did!

    For anyone who may be wondering or wanted to ask, I use:

    -Photoshop CC 2019 (for illustration, making textures, 3D mapping, etc.)
    -a Macbook trackpad (I never learned how to use a tablet or any of that)


    I'd love to know your thoughts!
    Posted Nov 29, 2018
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  2. wowow these are really beautiful pieces, I especially like the middle one and the blends of colours across all of them. keep it up, you clearly have some amazing potential (:
    Posted Nov 30, 2018
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  3. Hey childishgambino! Great name, first off! Thank you for your support too, of course! It's difficult to choose a favorite part of the design process but color-grading/adding contrast, dynamic lighting, etc. is so much fun for me. Again, thanks and I'm definitely going to keep it up considering I'm studying graphic design in college and will be making a post-grad future out of it!
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    OP OP Posted Dec 1, 2018
  4. These are all so nicely done and the color choices are perfect. I especially like the middle piece and how the colors contrast each other so well. And you've done all of this using a trackpad? Good to see talent isn't going to waste, so please continue the beautiful art
    Posted Dec 1, 2018
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  5. Hey! This art looks amazing! Especially because you used a trackpad? That's really impressive. I don't think I could ever use a trackpad to draw digitally to be completely honest. I really like the middle piece in the top row. All the different colors that are incorporated on the bottom look great! I also like how they kind of fade to duller versions of those colors as the painting moves up the page. It really draws the viewer's eyes around the piece in the most perfect way. The black one is also very intriguing. I'm not sure, there's just something about it that looks super cool and coherent as one piece. Overall, I just love your art style and the fact that you did this on a trackpad is still baffling me!

    ~ mary
    Posted Dec 3, 2018
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  6. Hey Mary, thank you very much! Yeah all trackpad, it's become pretty straightforward for me but I'd be open to trying a tablet in the future maybe. The top middle is called "Colours" funny enough! Doing the colors took a while because when I made a palette it looked messy. It's always interested me how really outlandish palettes can work very well if incorporated somewhat cleverly. The black one is similar to "Colours" because I worked with 3D mapping before painting everything individually. Again thank you, and cheers for the observant response!
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    OP OP Posted Dec 4, 2018
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  7. these are beautiful pieces. I'm eager to know what motivates you to draw? I always wanted to start since I am horrible but I don't know where and I have 0 motivation. Maybe hearing from you could give me an idea and a better view of it.
    Posted Dec 4, 2018
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  8. These are completely amazing first off. But to hear you did this on a track pad? That's insane. This is high-grade stuff, I can see the quality just beaming through it. I cannot wait to see more from you!
    Posted Dec 4, 2018
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  9. hey Iscariot! I have to say, I was ASTONISHED by this art when I came upon it just now! I can't believe that you are able to draw this on a computer with a trackpad, the first person I've ever seen do this! I love how everything, especially the last one, is so peaceful and all the colors correlate well with each other. Keep up the great work and for Mineplex's sake, please share your future art!

    Posted Dec 4, 2018
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  10. Hey Unfavorited! I saw your question a bit late but I wanted to give a response still. What motivates me to draw is my own happiness. Of course it helps later on when I receive support and advice/critique from friends, family, and others but just waking up knowing "I can express my imagination freely with this" is a great feeling. I love knowing I can connect to others through my work. I didn't start drawing digitally until late last year and hadn't taken a drawing lesson since elementary school. While experience and time helped, it has come down to my passion and dedication that brought me here. I simply love creating, and that always motivates me!
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    OP OP Posted Dec 6, 2018
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  11. Wow, these are really cool! I could never even begin to make something like this nor do I know anything about Photoshop, so I cannot offer any feedback. As far as I can see, these look truly awesome! Keep up the good work!
    Posted Dec 8, 2018
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  12. Such amazing work like always, Ian! I had no idea you did all this with a trackpad. That just makes it even more impressive. I feel like you would be able to make some cool abstract movie posters. Maybe for your next project you can try making one for for an upcoming movie? Is this something you learned at school, or are you self-taught?
    Posted Dec 9, 2018
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  13. These images are truly amazing and impressive! I am very shocked you're able to do this with a trackpad on a computer since it looks really realistic and the art style is very unique and nice. I'd love to see what else you can do with this, keep it up :)​
    Posted Dec 9, 2018
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  14. Hey Lili, thank you so much! The one on the top left was for a movie poster contest, it's in the judging stage right now so we pitched the movie and it may be made into a short film from a large content creator! I could try another, it's super fun trying out new things with this. I'm self taught, I work for hours everyday on new presentable content and have been doing that pretty much everyday for 3ish years :)
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    OP OP Posted Dec 9, 2018
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  15. These pieces are truly beautiful. I've always been a fan of watercolor, so I can definitely say I'm gushing a bit over these. They easily seem like things I would imagine in dreams and that could whisp me away very easily. You definitely have some talent.

    However, they don't speak as loudly as I think they could. A few of them jump out the tiniest bit, but I still don't feel like the whole image comes to life. Try to make your colors flash out and come to life. I want to be able to dive into this dream world, not simply just view it. I'm not a professional artist, or really too much of a talented one, so I can't say too much on how to achieve this. However, I think you are showing the talent to definitely be able to get there.

    I hope to see more of your work in the future. It's always an experience to have my breath be taken away from me by something beautiful.
    Posted Dec 13, 2018
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  16. Hello Snowy, thank you for your support as always! I also hope you know how much constructive critique means to me, it's something I really embrace when considering what I'll be making next. Dreams are of course something that inspire me, like most. Being limited to your imagination is one thing, but expanding to feel the weightlessness of others emotional connection to your work is something else. I've been working on incorporating this watercolor style with atmospheric particles and dynamic lighting. The bottom one for example is of Central Park in NYC, I made a moving version of it that brings in some life but is still missing a lot in my opinion. Now that finals are over for the semester, I'll have the entirety of my winter holiday to work on projects... maybe even a short animation! Again though, thank you for letting me know what can be improved upon, I look forward to sharing work at some point that lets people dive into it. That's a goal, and I'll keep working towards it. Best wishes!
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    OP OP Posted Dec 13, 2018

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