With school in full force I haven’t really had time to focus on one thing, but I am learning a lot about programs I’ve had a lot to no experience with.
My photoshop class has really helped me get a solid footing in how to use the program for real image editing (!) and how to actually make use of blending modes and adjustment layers.
3D modeling has always been a mystical unknown thing to me until now, so it’s pretty exciting to have that whole world start being opened up to me! At the very least it can be an awesome tool to setup 2D compositions with a 3D space.
The ms paint comic isn’t something that’s come out of school, but it was an experiment I’d like to look more into. I’ve been a fan of David O’Reilly’s take on aesthetics in a digital medium and was messing around with how that can be applied to 2D. The idea here was keeping the pencil tool at one pixel, and getting less to more detail by resizing the image.
I’ve also been learning web design, and tidbits about typography, figure drawing more, etc. Now it’s just a matter of sticking to one idea long enough to make something interesting with it!