This episode we look at making art fun and playful again. We take advice from Ray Frenden:
Best advice I’ve gotten on character design: start with silhouettes & use a brush bigger than you feel comfortable.
For deeper insight on this concept, check out this video from sinixdesign:
Also check out this two-parter where sinix designs a series of thumbnails using this process and then further refines one into a speed painting:
We also discuss small projects for regular art creation such as the Daily Painting Movement and Artist Trading Cards. You might also want to check out things like art challenges on Tumblr and DeviantArt.
Finally, here are some helpful downloads/links/webapps/tutorials for having some fun creating digital art:
Palette generating PSD by Paul Richards
Kuler palette tool from Adobe
Color palette from image generator by Jeff Minard
Color Scheme Designer by Petr Stanicek
Basic to Advanced Color Theory and Illustration Techniques for Photoshop (huge collection of useful tutorials)