S'up, this is pretty much the contents of my sketchbook (well, not anymore, as I tore the pages out to scan them in, but you get my drift) -- Enjoy -- (Uni designs: jamesthompson1993.tumblr.com)

27th January 2012

Photoset

Giving a new meaning to the term “Headshot”.
Boo-yeah.

[Photoshop was used]

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27th January 2012

Photoset

Happened to be bored a while back, and ended up doodling in my sketchbook rather than making notes (which is why the doodle is in byro rather than pencil). Used Photoshop to colour it in (yet again).

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27th January 2012

Photoset

Comparison of last year’s attempt of digitally enhancing (aka, colouring-in :3) one of my sketches. Well, I can safely say my skills have improved over the past year…

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26th January 2012

Photoset with 1 note

Testing out the difference between the Kodak ESP 5250 Scanner and the Canon PIXMA MP272 Scanner using one of my old doodles.

After going through several options with the Canon, I still prefer the quality of the Kodak scan… but the functionality of the Kodak scanner is a complete pisstake… WHY WON’T YOU JUST SELECT EVERYTHING IN THE SCANNER, INSTEAD OF TRYING TO DO IT ALL YOURSELF, YOU PIECE OF FUCKING SHIT - the manual option is equally as painful as the automatic option (but the manual input creates a better output).

SO, my verdict:

If you want a one-off quality picture: Kodak, even though I used Photoshop to sharpen it using the High Pass function - it still looked as good [pretty much], AND you can just adjust the settings in the scanner to sharpen it (I disabled it).

If you’re planning on scanning repeatedly, like, for instance, scanning hand-drawn animation frames: Canon… all the fuckin’ way.

[also, may colour this in later, weowoewoeoweowoeow]

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26th January 2012

Photo

How not to draw… [a life-drawing of my hand] It’s shit like this which kills the mood to draw.

How not to draw…
[a life-drawing of my hand]

It’s shit like this which kills the mood to draw.

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26th January 2012

Photoset with 2 notes

Yet another Venetian Snares-influenced piece (the songs: Deep Dicking and Interstellar Narcotics) - don’t even ask what it’s about, because I have no fucking idea; it just… happened.

Attempted to colour it in - can’t really see the text like, but fuck it, who reads nowadays anyway?

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26th January 2012

Photoset

Another doodle I did, and enhanced it in Photoshop.

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26th January 2012

Photoset with 2 notes

I did this doodle, which was purely influenced by the Venetian Snares song ‘Who Wants Cake?’ - not necessarily one of his best songs in my opinion, but a section of the lyrics stuck in my head, so I illustrated them.

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