Waiting for the TTC @ Union Station – digital art

Waiting for the TTC @ Union Station – digital art

I’m glad I found my Wacom. I really missed it. I’ve been fussing around with it quite a bit lately, trying to create a decent brush archive. I think I’ve created a series that seem to work well for my style – between 28-38% opacity, 25-37% flow with build up and wet edges. This gives me the colour and feel I’m looking for.

I’m still cheating on the startup – I’m still doing a hand line trace of the photo, but excluding elements I don’t want in the final product. I’m also trying to do a looser outline, with more a hint of the movement in the background. And that’s were the real fun begins. It’s interesting using different brushes and colour buildups to give the illusion of a train flashing past. I didn’t do any blending this time around, I wanted a rougher feel to the movement. It’s still Photoshop paint by numbers, but eventually I’ll get to the place I want to be. I’ve begun sketching with pencil, similar scenes. So far, yeeks. My sense of perspective still screws me around. Might help if I didn’t keep getting left and right mixed up.

All in all, I’m rather pleased with this:  Digital art of people standing on the TTC platform at Union Station

 

Original photo was taken  at the Union Station TTC platform on a warm afternoon. Northbound to Finch, Line 1.

Digital art Motion Project #6 – waiting for the subway

Digital art Motion Project #6 – waiting for the subway

Trying some new techniques out. I’ve been mucking about with different styles, including different brush stokes. This worked out better than I had hoped:

Motion Project - Waiting for Subway in Toronto

Waiting for the subway at Union – Nov 2 2016

It’s a muck about of a photo I took a couple months ago but couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do with it. The actual photo isn’t much to look at, but the motion caught my eye and I kept it, in hopes I could salvage something intriguing from it. I tried at least 7 variations until this morning when I got a bit frisky with the brush tool. It’s a hybrid – a brush outline, a bit of hand shadowing and a little cutout effect with some HDR thrown into the mix. I might mess about a bit more, but not sure.  I have a slightly different brush style I’m testing out, so if it works, I’ll post it. If it does’t .. you’ll never know.