When my friend asked me to create a logo I decided to create a logo 100% using Adobe mobile apps.
As usual I am creating logos in Adobe Illustrator CC or Adobe Photoshop CC (depending on the project). My friend’s logo project includes art drawings so I decided to create entire project using Adobe Illustrator Draw (for vector drawing) and Adobe Comp CC for text and layout. Adobe Illustrator Draw is a vector mobile app that allows you to create art using an iPad, iPhone or Android. I love Adobe Illustrator Draw for many reasons including the freedom of working on my projects anywhere (I can use my iPad), another reason is that I can use the paintbrush to create vector art.
Using Adobe Illustrator Draw I created a vector Unicorn.
Also in Adobe Illustrator Draw I created a heart (nice warm touch to the logo’s text).
I found that daily exercise is very important for many reasons. Daily exercise helps with exploring/developing new techniques, polishing your skills, pushing your artistic vision into another higher level, and teaches you how to be productive and not to be stressed under the “less time” pressure.
Adobe Photoshop Daily exercise: try to have 20 minutes every day to create something new in PS. its not supposed to be too complicated or perfect. Try to composite 2 or 3 images together (and the best practice is to composite random images, not images that you thought will be good with some composition. Just choose images with absolutely different style, schemes and start working on your Photoshop composition).
Photoshop Painting: try different styles of painting every day. Don’t spend more than 20-30 minutes and you don’t need to finish your painting if you don’t have time. Just practice with brush strokes, colors, try different brushes.
Photography: simply keep your camera next to you all the time. See something > take the shot. Different light, different angles. Try it and you will see a huge improvement just in a few days!
Mobile Apps: what could be easier?!!! You have your mobile devices with you all the time! So Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Photoshop Mix and Adobe Photoshop Fix. Try them and you will be impressed with your improvement just in a few days!
Traditional Painting: use any paper you have. Don’t try to finish your masterpiece every day. Exercise with different brush, pencil strokes, composition.
The first and most important rule that all artists and photographers should know is The Rule of Thirds. The Rule of Thirds is the key to create the right balance.
Divide your painting surface, document scene into 9 parts (two horizontal and two vertical lines). And now you have a grid (same as we have through our camera’s viewfinder). Now you need to decide where are your points of interest. Try to position your points of interest near where the lines intersect.
P.S. ONE REMINDER: REMEMBER THAT IF YOU ARE WOKING ON A PORTRAIT IMAGE …DO NOT MAKE YOUR IMAGE LIKE A MUG SHOT OR PASSPORT IMAGE. Portraits should not be perfectly aligned in a middle of your canvas/document. Make some space..make imagination flow…
I always believed that we have reached the point that there are no more boarders between “traditional” and digital art. Using Moleskine and Adobe apps we can jump from a “traditional” pencil painting to digital painting using Adobe Photoshop CC.