West Coast Jersey Mini Dress and Novelty Phone Case
I decided to try something new.
After coming across a few artists who produce their work digitally, I decided to give it a try. My initial thought with digital sketching was that it's kind of cheating. You have the computer to make nice strokes and can easily hit ctrl + alt + del when you don't like something. With paper, it's more permanent.
Once I completed this though, I had a little bit more respect for digital artists. Yes, they can control + alt + del, but digital art comes with its own meticulous needs. There's layers on layers to get the right shading and different types of brushes to use and a bunch of erasing to do. And that's just at a beginners level.
I sketched the look with pencil first and then scanned it into my computer. I used Adobe Photoshop to render everything by making different groups for each element. For example, I had a group for the Tory Burch phone case and inside that group was a layer for the red, a layer for the red shadow, and a layer for each element of the face details.
I definitely will do this again but I want to learn the proper way to do this in Photoshop. I just used the paintbrush for everything and played with the layer types and opacity. I also left my original outline from my sketch instead of making it more defined in Photoshop. I'm sure there are more legit ways than what I used to produce better results.
Take a look at my first digital illustration. The look features a Topshop west coast jersey mini dress with a fun Tory Burch glamour face phone case, Marc Jacobs disc stud earrings and Topshop velvet choker. Let me know what you think of the sketch in the comments below.