Digital vs. Traditional


This Fall I've been teaching a traditional illustration class, as well as, digital computer graphic classes. Going back and forth between medias allowed me to do this exercise.
The sketch and acrylic painting were use as a class demo for acrylic paints, while the digital version was used for my photoshop class, this exercise for me, allowed me to understand how to achieve a traditional paint look but rendered digitally. This experiment was something I need to do, and have wanted to do but never found the right time.
I was toying with doing yet another version in gouache, my old favorite paint, since I've been favoring acrylic paints. Both paintings are small, fitting on a letter sized paper. The difference would be in time, the traditional took me longer.

As far as technique, for the most part I've use under-painting in both. The traditional was cad. red and the digital was orange, reds and yellows. I've began using a heck more texture in my digital works.
© Heidi Younger

Below using his superpowers, Brazilian, Japanese illustrator Milton Tranjano translated my garden piece.


henri said...

"Brazilian"? I always thought he was Japanese!
Anyway, I would sue him for ripping you off!
I just saw this piece on eBay...

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

Hi Mt.. very funny! You live where? Japan or Brazil? hummmm

Anonymous said...

And does Cookie live inside an... oven?
- Nietzsche

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

Cookie lives with little moutian flowers gracing her hair.. burrrrr

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

Yo mt, get it right, it's hY not HY

Laura Morin said...

Hello Heidi,

I really enjoy your Illustrations. They are not only fun and exciting but use cultural references which I enjoy using myself. Your figurative work is interesting as well!

Laura Morin

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

Thanks Laura, the best with your studies!