Digital transition

I recently invested in a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 to try out a new platform for my work. Making a change from traditional means to digital methods has been very interesting this far, and I’ve been able to produce some nice things with it.

A deep diver encounters a shark, cloaked in gloom as the surface grows ever distant
A deep diver encounters a shark, cloaked in gloom as the surface grows ever distant

This is my first attempt at digital drawing. I wanted to show a scene with a strong light source that’s easily noticeable. I figured that underwater would be a good place to start as light has an interesting effect down there. Because of the density of water, the light bends and retracts in many different directions only really illuminating much of the shallower parts of the sea. Deeper down colours fade away and everything appears in as blue. Shadow I feel is something I need to look into more however. In any case, using the tablet was very fun, if at first a little frustrating.

Two divers head for the surface, ascending slowly soma to avoid the dangers of decompression sickness
Two divers head for the surface, ascending slowly soma to avoid the dangers of decompression sickness

Light was very clear in this one. As two divers head to the surface, colours become more visible. However, this is more of an interpretation of how chemical changes occur in our bodies once we slowly surface. Nitrogen is allowed to escape our bodies and compressed air expands from the decrease in pressure, and escapes our bodies too.

Exploring the undersea plains, teeming with intricate life.
Exploring the undersea plains, teeming with intricate life.

When a light source is applied to a sub aqueous situation, it restores the colour spectrum. Plants and animals at depth appear blue or green in natural light, (as seen in the distance behind the diver and to his right) and in vivid colour when a torch or LED is used (as seen below and ahead of the diver).

 

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