This post will look at some knowledge on digital Drawing Techniques, I am confident with Drawing But not in Digital Drawing techniques, I hope I can learn some useful skill in Jenny’s lecture(http://geniwate.com/?p=1395) and use those knowledge to improve our digital storytelling project.
The lecture gives me lot of information about digital drawing. For instance, the lecture gives a great summary about bitmap, Lenny gives an image to show what is different about Vector and Raster.
‘Vector drawing is clean, precise, and it can look somewhat inhuman’ I have to say , those thing is totally new for me. A great thing is that if drawings are part of an animation, we probably choice vector drawing, because in Lenny’s blog, she mentions that ‘ images are more manipulable because they don’t lose quality at different resolution.’ but vector drawing is a little less ‘Natural’ But it is still a good way to simple adjust the resolution.
Lenny gives some links about to help with digital drawing, However, I am very beginner about those skills, so I think those links are great, but I think some very basic links such as how to start a digital drawing and show me how to use those tools.
So I did a quick research on Google, ‘How to draw a simple shape in Gimp or Photoshop, there are some links are very useful for people who are beginner on digital drawing (like me) I found some link which are teach people you use gimp http://emptyeasel.com/2008/08/22/how-to-draw-simple-shapes-in-gimp-using-the-pen-tool/ in this lecture by Margot Dinardi. Margot gives very clear step how to use the tools of GIMP to draw a ‘heat’. It is different when I’m using Photoshop to draw a digital drawing.
In addition, I also found some video to teach me how to draw a basic shapes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MbCjYgrCEc Although this video is teaching very basic like Circle , square , Rectangle and Oval, but it has useful information which I can learn on it.
Check out theses link about Photoshop, https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/drawing-shapes.html because as a beginner of Photoshop, I’m alway forget to create a new layers and hope this link can remind me how important to create layers when I use Photoshop to edit images.
Because our digital story is simplifying way of stop motion, and I also draw a cover picture about our project, but I not used digital way to draw on it. I think I can use photoshop to beautify my picture. The challenge is that we cannot use digital drawing to draw every thing, I mean, if I am good at using those technology, I probably use those skills to present our project but unfortunately the technique problem is a big challenge. Another challenge is that you have an image in your mind that is both hard to verbalize or draw by hand.