Saturday, 9 November 2013

The Kawaii Lizard Lady

I have wanted to save up for a digital drawing tablet for ages now, mainly for the purposes of doing cutesy hand-writing on blog photos. But recently, I've also been really inspired by my favourite artists to learn how to do digital illustration as well.

So, I don't know where this is going, but my blog is where I share my creative pursuits (such as my first ever sewing attempt - and I got better at that, too!) so behold: My first ever illustration, that I did today to try out the tablet. 
She is the Kawaii Lizard Lady (idk why either).
If you take a look at my favourite illustrators, you'll see that I'm very into surreal, cartoon-like illustrations of hipster girls with some element of japanese culture thrown into the mix (pop-surrealism is what you would call it, I guess) - so this is basically a direct emulation of that.

Anyway, I'm fairly happy with it for some kind of first-attempt-ever at illustration, because I have never been able to draw, yet I free-handed this lovely lady! I think the ability to "ctrl-Z" any lines that I've drawn wrong, and to copy and paste certain elements (like the eyes and bows), has stopped me from having such a fear of drawing! Still, baby-steps while it still looks like something drawn in paint, haha.

Are there any other digital illustrators out there? I'd love to see your work! (And any tips or learn-how-to-draw sources for someone with literally no knowledge of drawing wouldn't go astray, either).

I hope you're all very well,

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  1. I've done a bit of digital illustration--I have a Wacom Create, I think is what my tablet is called--but I'm still pretty new at it so I don't have any good tips :3 But your kawaii lizard girl looks great and I look forward to seeing more!

  2. I only draw on paint, and only draw very absurd drawings.

  3. she is quite kawaii, I must say. I am a huge fan of art with Japanese elements mixed in as well. you did a wonderful job!

  4. Awesome start, what are you sayin'? You will do great with little more practice girl, I am sure :)

  5. You go girl!
    Also, honored to be included ;)


  6. Nice first go! I am with you with the ctrl-z (or ctrl-alt-z). I have had times (ESPECIALLY after working on lengthy digital illustrations) where I'm doing stuff in every day life and find myself thinking "CTRL-Z~!" in my head or miming the motion with my pinky and ring finger. It, unfortunately, does not work as well in these circumstances as it does in photoshop. (✖╭╮✖)

  7. Wow! That's good, especially for a first try! I looked at your pinboard and realized I pretty much have the same taste in art. Surreal kawaii-ness, if you will! I myself only do traditional artwork, but have wondered how it might be to try a tablet! Was it terribly hard to work in your opinion?
    Um, from Umbridge~

    1. :3 Yeah! Surreal kawaii-ness is my favourite :) I think using a tablet just takes some getting used to. I find it easier than traditional art because I can use the ctrl-z function, as I've mentioned, haha plus multiple layers in photoshop, which I can move about and resize and delete and copy... You should give it a go! Tablets come as cheap as $50 or $60 so it's not too expensive a hobby if you want to get into it! :)

    2. Thanks for the advice hehe~ wow, so cheap! Have a nice day! (>.<)


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