NoRights Podcast: S2E2 – Making Art Fun

  • On January 28, 2013 ·
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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

Color Schemer Online

Basic to Advanced Color Theory and Illustration Techniques for Photoshop (huge collection of useful tutorials)

Rihanna Digital Painting by Kyle Lambert