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Posts tagged “digital art

My Beautiful Best Friend-Scratch that, SISTER…

Sarah-Typography Portait This is another typography portrait of my best friend Sarah. She is more like a sister to me, than a friend.  The entire portrait is made using only her name written over and over.  She took this on the beach, and I wanted to capture her just like this.  This is actually one of my favorite projects.



This is SuperUvvy (pronounced SUPER-UHVEE). My son came up with the idea based on a stuffed monkey he has had since he was an infant. When he was little, he had trouble saying the word “lovey”, and that is where “Uvvy” came from.  He named his monkey “Uvvy Monkey”, and to this day has this monkey.  I had to do this project for a class in school.  The assignment was to create, and draw (in Adobe Illustrator) a super hero.  So my son, and I came up with this.  His weapon is a bananaray gun to shoot his enemies.  Keep in mind that my son is only 10, but I liked the idea enough to use it for class, and I did get an “A”, so I am certainly NOT complaining.  Still, this is one of my very early digital art works, so there are still several errors, and places where I need to improve.  For this assignment, we were only allowed to use the Pen Tool, and Shape Tools in the program, and I have to admit, those constraints did hinder my development more than I realized that they would.  This is mainly because the Pen Tool and I are not the best of friends, yet.

In the beginning…

My first attempt at creating ANYTHING in digital format. A project for my first design class, Principles of Design.


My first attempt at creating ANYTHING in digital format. A project for my first design class, Principles of Design.

This project was my first effort at using the Adobe software to create digital art.  I also learned how to “trace” using the pen tool in the Illustrator program, and successfully traced the following 2 pictures:

Caterpillar Trace Cheshire Cat Trace

Considering that prior to the class, I couldn’t do ANYTHING in these programs, I am pretty satisfied with the results!


Gia~A Portrait in Type

Gia~A Portrait in Type

This is a typography portrait of Angelina Jolie from the movie, “Gia”. This was done using only the words in some of the quotes from the movie. It was one of my favorite beginner projects, and I did it around August, when I first started learning how to navigate the Adobe Creative software.




My friend Stephy drawn in Manga using Photoshop.


My Son in Manga

My Son in Manga

I drew this in Photoshop based on a sketch I had drawn previously of my son, Andrew, as a Manga character. I said that I would post some of my older digital work, and this is one of the first few that I actually drew on my own using Photoshop.