Inside Look at the Creative Process in Digital Art





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Published on Dec 13, 2013

Cogswell College Digital Art & Animation student Jennifer Hicks talks about the process behind creating her art.


I'm a very visual person.
I notice that it's easier for me to remember things if I am drawing. So I just throw in a line and see where it takes me, and I'll work with it. If you just make these dark shapes and make them interesting you can work from that. They tell you, "No, you need to draw every single day to get better".

That's pretty much true. If I see something that I really enjoy after I have made an outline from the silhouette, then I'll pick whatever design it was and then try to develop that one a little more. Thanks to my concept design instructor, he was showing us how you generally go about conceptualizing characters. He taught me how to do the silhouettes first and I experimented with it a little bit, then I realized it was so much easier to do.

This is where really get into it, when I really enjoy what I see. About ten years ago I made another drawing of this same character. I decided to redraw that character and this is what I came up with. I changed the outfit a little more, I added accessories and things that were fitting of the time period that this character was part of. It was supposed to be a really quick sketch, just to see what I could do. But as I was drawing it more I was really enjoying how it was developing the character and then it came out to this.

I really like how it turned out.

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