I just want to share some of my old illustrations. These are a bit different from how I usually create and color scenes but these are definitely some of my favorite pieces.
Got 3D Glasses?
Through Stereoscopy, we can view flat images and turn them looking like 3-dimensional objects. This system allows us to trick human eyes giving the images an illusion of depth. One method to create this illusion is by using 3d glasses.
A very common type of 3d glasses is the red and blue glasses. How does it work? There are two images being displayed on the screen, one in red and the other in blue. Through the blue and red filters of the glasses, each eye will receive one of the images, making our brain perceive only one image in 3d. These days, the red and blue glasses are not used anymore for movie theaters. Instead, we use these as an alternative to watch 3d movies and videos at home.
Here’s a video by Keiichi Matsuda and several 3d images using the Stereoscopy technique. Don’t forget to wear your red and blue 3d glasses!
(You can also watch the video in youtube for more 3d options.)
It’s better to view the photos in their full sizes. Click the images for a larger view.
Going Back to Traditional Art
Since people got a taste of technology, it has evolved into something extraordinary that the first humans on earth did not even imagine would happen. With the development of computers and loads of software, some artists have engaged themselves into doing art the digital way. Since I have been one of them for a couple of years already, I decided to start re-uniting with traditional art. Although I do sketch a lot, I would love to do something more than that.
I never enjoyed drawing using marker pens. My right hand is not too stable to create lines perfectly, the way I want them to look on my paper. Just this month, I gave it a try again and I think I have finally obtained some fondness for the medium I was never comfortable using. Well, it all boils down to the saying that practice makes perfect. Although my right hand is still not too stable for perfect lines, I have managed to draw something I’m satisfied with.
I found these really fantastic marker pens from Letraset called Tria markers. It has three tips, a fine point, chisel, and a brush tip. I specially love using the brush tip. It glides along the surface really smoothly and it provides high quality results. I also purchased Faber-Castell pens to play with.
Here are some of the artworks I made. I used ordinary black markers for the lines, the Tria markers for the gray hues, the colorful Faber-Castell pens, watercolor for some of the backgrounds, and watercolor paper.
Thus, my marker pen fiasco ends. I am definitely doing more artworks of this kind.
Blogging, Illustrator, and Vector
I just thought blogging would be perfect to share the things I enjoy doing so here it is. I finally found time to sign up with wordpress and figure out the blogging stuff I needed to know.
Anyway, about two years ago I started using Adobe Illustrator, but it was only last year that I really learned using most of the tools and several techniques to create vector works. It’s definitely so much better to do vector stuff in Illustrator rather than in Photoshop. The shapes are easier to select and edit and we’re also talking about precision here. Once I’ve learned the essential tools and techniques, I got pretty much interested in vector. Here are some of my works. Enjoy!