How To: Combine traditional and digital media in art drawings

Combine traditional and digital media in art drawings

Watch this video tutorial as artist Merrill Kazanjian show you how to combine traditional and digital media in art drawings.

"Step 1- Sketch of the structure of the human face.

Step 2 - For step two, I am using a computer scissor to cut out the features of the face from various photographs that I have collected. After I cut them out, I digitally juxtapose them over my simple facial sketch. Artists have called this a digital collage or a photo-manipulation, but I like to say that I am Frankensteining the face together.

Step 3 - In Step Three, I am lightening the areas that I plan to rework.

Step 4 - For step four, print at maximum dpi and on the thickest paper that you can fit through your printer

Step 5 - For step five we will cover the traditional part of tradigital- I am using prismacolor (prisma) pencils and illustration markers and decocolor paint markers. Prismacolor sells great colored pencils. Their covering power is very impressive. Their marks lie somewhere between translucent and opaque. They can be used to mimic scumbling and glazing. In order to glaze mix the color pencil with the prisma marker blender. Decocolor markers have a type of paint inside which is very similar to acrylic paint and has a similar covering power to acrylic paint. Whenever I need to make opaque marks, I use the decocolor markers."

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