For this week, we were supposed to draw 20 objects which are related to technology and make them into 1 poster.
While drawing the 20 objects, I felt that technology items were a little harder to draw because for technology, almost all the gadget are black and white, and thus in order to make sure the object looked real, I had to make sure that the shade of black was all different to make it look 3D and realistic. Also, because the technology gadgets didn’t have many colors, I tried to look for those with more color variation for example the iPhone 6s and the LG photo printer and the pink color wireless mouse.
For this week, the tools used was similar to the ones I have been using since week 1, and for this week, it was similar to what we were required to do during week 2. However, for this week’s work, I focused more on making sure that the outlines of the objects were defined to ensure that the objects look more realistic, unlike week 2 whereby I made sure the food coloring was more focused and emphasized on to ensure that the food look nicer and looks tempting. Thus, for this week, I made use of the various brushes available in Photoshop, for example, for past few weeks I have been using the brush whereby the sides were blurred which made it easier to blend in the colors, however for this week’s work, I did not focus as much on color blending but more on the outlines and the tracing lines thus I used the brush which drew solid coloring lines ( as you can see on the drawing below ). This resulted in making the lines looking for solid and define which made the technology gadgets look more realistic which was the final aim for me for this week.
In addition, in order to capture the details of the little things in the technology, I needed to zoom in closer to the drawing. ( as you can see from the iPhone 6s below and the alarm clock and the digital camera ).
While making the poster, I realized that the white background for each photo was hindering me from overlapping one another and since nobody taught me about how to remove the white background, thus I researched online myself and while clicking random tools, I found out that by choosing the mode of the layer, I could remove the white background easily. The reason why I did not remove the white background before merging all visible layers is because if I remove the white background straight, the drawing’s coloring will be affected.
I have learnt how to remove the white background without making the coloring fade or be affected by it. In order to find out this method, I had to experience many try and error which made me really fed up, however because this was my project, I continued to try and finally found the tool I needed.