Find yourself a mentor
You have found a skill you want to pick up.
Sign up for a class or if you happen to know
someone who is very skilled in that area, ask
for their guidance.
This is a poster I made for my project,
The skill I needed a mentor was Realism.
The closest I get with a pencil is drawing
outlines and tracing.
Fariza, a fellow designer came to my aid.
She patiently mentored me step by step,
starting with the outline of the brain.
I looked at the references for brain and
drew the outline. Soon after I had to define
where my shadows were and moved on
to shading them in different tones.
First to shade the corners, then a slightly
lighter shade around then an even lighter
shade as a base and blend the areas
outwards in strokes. The areas with lights
were erased out by erasers.
At every stage, I checked my progress with
her often and soon it was done. To complete
it, I designed a header, prepared the
silkscreen and printed the letterings onto the
paper and it looked rather brilliant!