In my digital art explorations, I’ve been experimenting with simulating one of my favorite looks… watercolor on rice paper.
Here’s an attempt made by starting from stock images and then manipulating/merging with some free hand vectors and blended textures.
I used GIMP, Inkscape and a new Huion drawing tablet that I purchased off of Amazon recently.
Of late, I’ve been developing on a dystopian near-future Indian sci-fi short story collection. In keeping with that theme (and as part of the world/mood building excercise), I’ve been working on some digital art pieces that try to blend traditional Indian motifs with a cyberpunk sensibility.
Here are two I worked on this weekend. These are really fun to work on. Both of them use royalty free photos from Unsplash and Pexels and then I process them in GIMP to get them to a line drawing like state. For effect, I print them out on an old laser printer I have (which has a really screwed up toner pack and prints them weirdly). I then scan the line drawings back in and color them in GIMP and apply the post processing effects.
Gangs of Wasseypur doodles with characters and iconic lines 😀 All done from trailer freeze frames as reference.