In the past 2 weeks I’ve been trying to learn Photoshop and Illustrator. It’s going very slow and hard. But last week, as I was learning some simple essential things, I saw a public call for artists for an interesting event.
The event was called “YUGO story” and it was dedicated to the famous Yugoslavian car Yugo. Artists could enter their photographs, drawings and all kinds of art showing appreciation for the car. So, I started working on a poster.
First, I draw the Yugo model on a Sketchbook. My intention was to make it look like it was a part of a color book.
It took my 5 hours to draw it!!! Five hours of drawing lines, putting on colors, making it look as realistic as possible. Dozens of layers. But, it was fun. I loved how slowly it shaped into the idea I had.
Than I put it on a background. I chose the same light blue color as the one of the original poster of the Yugo documentary that was presented at the event.
Than I put an old slogan that was use in a poster ad for Yugo: “Everybody needs a Yugo sometime”. I made the word “Yugo” look different from the font and made it the same as the Yugo sign that was attached on the side of the car.
Than I added the dates of the production and the car sign.
In the end, I put everything in a red frame, just as the Yugo cars had one in their car plates. All of this took about 2 hours to make.
All in all, I spend 7 hours in making the poster design. In the end, I was very happy how it turned out, even though my head was throbbing and I was full of anxiety.
This is my poster design:
I was very happy when I saw that they chose my design to be a part of the event. It was exhibited for a whole week and it looked great being on a wall amongst other designs.
If I didn’t start learning Photoshop and Illustrator, I would’ve never done this and I would’ve never been a part of this event. A guess, every work that we do it’s not in vain. It might feel like that sometimes, but you never know what opportunity might come in you way. So, I will continue to learn and work and try to make things happen!
It feels very pleasant to be working on a new illustration. Step by step, an hour after hour, getting closer to the final product. It feels even better when you’re finally done with it and have your piece in front of you.
Lately, I’ve been practicing drawing illustrations on my Wacom tablet. Sometimes I draw simple things, just because I want to try to do some that will be perfect for stickers. I try to focus on doing whole scenes with a little story in it. And, I started doing wallpapers, too. Here there are:
First attempt at doing something more realistic:
I’ve been in a summer mood.
I’m having a lot of fun doing this. I hope maybe I can make a little bit of money, too. 😀
I got myself a Wacom Intuos tablet and today I installed and tried SketchBook for the first time in my life. As all beginnings, it’s a bit challenging. It will take time to get used to the tablet, how it works and how it feels. It will take time to learn to fully use SketchBook and maybe other software’ss along the way. So far I really really reeeeeaaaally like it! It makes me happy exploring it and it’s very addictive. Here’s a test sketch I did today: