Afternoon Entry

I wasn’t able to focus on getting into my schedule today. Oh, I should explain what is on my schedule. While I look for a new position with a company in the fields of graphic design or journalism, I decided to work on my skills. I have the Classroom in a Book CC 2019 series by Adobe Press for InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, PremierePro , and After Effects.

At first I was going to just focus on one program a day, but I realize that most of the lessons average around 60 minutes. I figure that means every two days is a finish project for a program. The longest lesson is 150 minutes. At most I will be spending three days on a lesson. I created a schedule to match a high school student schedule where I will spend 50 minutes on a lesson with three minutes for transitioning into the next. My morning is dedicated to learning After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign since mastering those programs are crucial to a being a graphic designer.

Even though I know the basics of each program, sans After Effects, it never hurts to keep learning and practicing. The afternoons are dedicated to writing. Which I will focus on descriptive, narrative, opinion, and informational forms of writing. In descriptive I will be using that time for drawing and journaling my progress with improving as an illustrator, as well as journaling day to day events like I’m doing now. My narrative block is for writing and/or planning my novels, screenplays, and short stories. Persuasive will be my block for writing reviews on books, sports, and other forms of media I like. Finally my last block is dedicated to expository, which will be for news article writing, which seems to be one of my higher read posts over the last few months.

I did block out an area for P90X (gym), so I may merge expository and persuasive together. Oh, and if you are wondering P90X will also be part of my journaling/blogging.

Now that we’re done with the remodeling, tomorrow will be my first “official” day with sticking to the lessons. Wish me luck!!!

#photoshop #illustrator #indesign #photoshop #aftereffects #writing #media

Sketch 13/31: Jasmine Gilbert Redesign Concept

Gearing up for #nanowrimo2019. I’m going to be working on my Angel Protocol series. The first book is called Genesis and you can read the prologue and first two chapters on Wattpad by clicking the link in my bio. I’m excited about Angel Protocol after getting a good review from a friend. I’m in the process of finding my drawing style and redesigning the characters from Favor of Ares. I decided that I will also start redesigning the characters from Angel Protocol. I’m going to try to do a webcomic to accompany the novel. So here is sketch 13 of 31…Jasmine Gilbert. #characterdesign #angel #egyptianmythology #savethecatwritesanovel #sketch #genesis #dudewithaproblem #redemption #knklfanart #novelwriting #illustrationAPJasmineDesign.jpg

October Sketch 4/31: Betty Boop

Sketch painting Betty Boop. I love how this is turning out. I think I captured the qualities of Betty with my own style, which is improving. I’m trying to get over my fear of drawing hands and feet. I decided to just do flat colors for now. Down the road I will render her more. I used Beyonce as the model from her Crazy in Love video, which is also the inspiration for the outfit.

#bettyboop #fanart #instaart #knklfanart #flats #artinprogress

October Sketch 3/31: Jessica Rabbit

A Jessica Rabbit paint sketch. I started using the pencil tool in Photoshop for inking and Like how the lines came out. I also used a new coloring process. I started with a flat layer which helps separate the colors. I duplicated the “flats” and renamed it “gradient.” Using the gradient tool I was able to create the water, sky, skin, and hills. Her dress also gradient.  I duplicated the “gradient” layer and renamed the copy layer “tones.” I then shaded around her legs and dress.to show the light source from the right.

I really enjoyed this piece. I challenged myself both with posing during the sketch. Drawing a background, which I usually don’t do. Experimenting with creating my own painting process.

October Sketch 2/31: Mine

Started paint-sketching of Mine. Her color palette is a little challenging with the different shades and tints of pink. For now I just wanted to separate her skin, eyes, clothes, and Pumpkin (her gun. I also cropped the image, mainly because I couldn’t paint all of Pumpkin from my scan. I’m not going to be digitally inking this piece, unless I feel like it going to make the composition better.

#akamagakill #akamegakillfanart #akamegakillmine #sketch #fanart #artinprogress #knklfanart #sketchpainting #flats