Series: Some notes on style by Adam Ming
One of my biggest struggles in image making has been defining edges of shapes.
As I drew my forms will expand beyond their boundaries and I would have to correct it by curing into the from with the background. Imagine my image being the beach and the background being the sea. I would spend so many painful hours trying to define edge between the two. Constantly shifting.
To solve that I now uses shapes and predefine the boundaries. I would then work on a separate layer to add lines color and texture. I use a clipping mask to keep it all within the shape.
As a bonus, this is a video of me drawing a tiger with shapes.
There was a time when I thought I would do a daily livestream, I’ve decided to do a daily newsletter instead because I would need to write a livestream before making a video. And going from writing to newsletter is a shorter route.
Thank you Adam for sharing your digital art process and another way of looking at art. Very helpful for anyone new to working digitally!