Monday, October 08, 2007

Short legs fixed in Photoshop


I made such a cock-up of the proportions of the legs in this drawing of Flo, I thought I’d have fun fixing it in Photoshop, but showing you the before and after. I have no shame. Do you think I should bury all my mistakes or do you enjoy the fact that I show you the good, the bad, and the very ugly?
Pencil in sketchbook. Animated gif created in Photoshop

11 Comments:

Blogger Anita said...

Looks like a great way to keep fit while on the pc! LOL!
I too show the good, the bad and the complete nightmares...I enjoy seeing it on other's blogs too, how they work through a process or a problem and sharing in their conquest when the battle is won. I wrote a little about this on my blog recently too, mentioning that perhaps I should keep my mistales to myself, for potential clients seeing the 'ugly' could be a little off-putting? However, I believe it shows that we 'work hard' at what we do and that we take our art seriously, learning from every foul stroke and error, striving always to be better rather than sitting comfortably with what we know works and becoming stagnant.
So, in short (which I am not particularly good at as you may have noticed) YES, I do like seeing you balls it up from time to time, it makes me feel normal! ;)

10/09/2007 1:40 AM  
Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Gosh, animation too. Looks like there's an invisible stretching machine goin' on there! It's really weird.
I like the drawing below - great work with the pen/pencil.
w.

10/09/2007 11:39 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

I was just going to say what Anita said - that it looks like an easy way for Flo to keep fit! Can you do one of me now? I don't get much exercise these days! x

10/09/2007 12:06 PM  
Blogger Carlo said...

That is hilarious. Yes, I'm all for letting all our mistakes hang out. Especially if we can make people laugh with the technology of it.

10/09/2007 1:44 PM  
Blogger vivien said...

me too - seeing only perfect work isn't as interesting as seeing how people work through and sort out mistakes

... and this is a really fun way of sorting them! I love the animation! I'd love to have a go at that :)

a tutorial on doing these would be great if you have time?????????

10/09/2007 1:59 PM  
Blogger Tom OMG said...

Well, Flo is very ugly and it would be rude not to post any illustrations of her.

10/10/2007 4:25 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Well I think I would like to do that and not have the aching knees! It is very funny, poor Flo, will she live it down.
I do think that it is nicer to see sketches, the good the bad and the ugly so we dont feel quite so intimidated by it all.

10/11/2007 12:34 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks for encouraging me to put up anything and everything.
Vivien I'm afraid a tutorial would be the blind leading the blind. I did know how to do this, but I upgraded my software to CS3 and now it's completely different so I was following the on-line help in a hit or miss kind of way and I'd have to try it out several times before I could explain it to anyone else.

10/11/2007 2:11 PM  
Blogger dibujandoarte said...

very funny to see the correction all of a sudden, hahah. You've got very good works. I don't remember now if I wrote to you before, but the pen sketches, and the one in ink (cross legged) and your s-portrait, are REALLy good. Like the loosenes and the gesture you have. Best wishes, martín.

PS hope your son won't get mad when he finds out you've used his flickr space... ;)

10/13/2007 2:35 AM  
Blogger Joanne said...

I'm laughing out loud. If showing us your mistakes is always going to involve animated gifs in Photoshop, keep 'em coming. This is hysterical. But seriously I love visiting your blog, seeing your family through your pencil and paintbrush.

10/13/2007 3:50 PM  
Anonymous Yolanda said...

Wow! The animation is fun and draws attention to the drawing. Great!!!! I will try it some day! I am having great fun reading your blog.

10/30/2007 2:32 PM  

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