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Matt Chinworth's Digital Sketchbook // A Place to practice, experiment, and play // Everything here is created by me
Day 558 “Kentucky Route Zero (GIF)” by Matt Chinworth follow his tumblrTypeSWAMP
Kentucky Route Zero is a fantastic game. You must play it!
My brother wrote an incredible article over at Draw Distance. I made this animated gif to accompany his piece. It’s a slow moving GIF so give it a second. It’s basically a feature film by tumblr standards.

Day 558 “Kentucky Route Zero (GIF)” by Matt Chinworth follow his tumblrTypeSWAMP

Kentucky Route Zero is a fantastic game. You must play it!

My brother wrote an incredible article over at Draw Distance. I made this animated gif to accompany his piece. It’s a slow moving GIF so give it a second. It’s basically a feature film by tumblr standards.

danielxjavier asked: What's your process normally like for your work? Is it hand drawn, photoshop, then illustrator? Your work is so awesome, and I'm personally just trying to pick up tips to sharpen and improve my illustration/design

Daniel,

I rarely work in Illustrator, and mainly complete my stuff in Photoshop. I start most illustration projects with some thumbnails and then a rough pencil sketch. This is very important and shouldn’t be skipped because starting out with a strong composition is half the work. Sometimes I will directly sketch into Photoshop with my graphics tablet (Wacom Intuos). I really recommend getting one if you are venturing into anything where you are drawing digitally. You don’t necessarily have to shell out big bucks either. There are many cost-effective options out there that work just fine.

After I have my sketch I just start building up the layers in underneath in Photoshop. It is sometimes surprising what brings a piece together. Many times I feel like scrapping an idea (keeping up with a daily blog has helped me combat that nasty habit), but then I will try something such as adding different colors, placing highlights/shadows, upping contrast to push and pull details, etc. and the thing suddenly comes together. It feels like magic but I think it really just happens naturally when you work through a creative problem.

 

Day 555 “Eraserhead” by Matt Chinworth follow his tumblr SWAMP365
Fake Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Cover

Day 555 “Eraserhead” by Matt Chinworth follow his tumblr SWAMP365

Fake Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Cover

Day 553 “Self-Portrait Collage” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 553 “Self-Portrait Collage” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 552 “A+Blood” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)
I’m attending an AP studio art training workshop at Tulsa University. It’s pushing me to create some different and very cool stuff.

Day 552 “A+Blood” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

I’m attending an AP studio art training workshop at Tulsa University. It’s pushing me to create some different and very cool stuff.

Day 551 “Self Exploration (charcoal)” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 551 “Self Exploration (charcoal)” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 550 “Found” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 550 “Found” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 549 “A-Blood” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 549 “A-Blood” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 548 “Ego Gauntlet” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)
Thank God for family and true friends who can lay one down on you from time to time. Keeps you honest and makes you a better person.

Day 548 “Ego Gauntlet” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Thank God for family and true friends who can lay one down on you from time to time. Keeps you honest and makes you a better person.

aperishableblaque asked: Have you ever done a gif how-to/process post??

I have not - mainly because I’m still a newbie at gifs and if you google animated gif tutorials you will find hundreds of better videos and step processes by much more experienced artists. I love animation and would love to know more about it myself. It is always magical to see still hand-drawn images come to life.
I pretty much just do the most basic form of a gif all in Photoshop. I start with a base image and then add a few modified layers on top. I then run it through a frame animation in timeline view moving and manipulating a few of the top layers and then save for web in .gif format. There are probably much easier and more efficient ways, but this is just how I have taught myself how to do it.

Day 547 “Hunter” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 547 “Hunter” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 546 “Ghost Stories” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)

Day 546 “Ghost Stories” by Matt Chinworth (follow his tumblr TypeSWAMP where he creates a new design every single day)