Sunday, August 23, 2009
Been nailing down my look, and settling on the direction I want to take my work. Instead of working on the stuff I SHOULD be working on, this afternoon/evening was spent on this.
I'll do my best to explain what I did in each step, but I kinda just saved at random times so it doesn't make for the most in depth look into my process. Honestly, I barely even have a process, I just slap my tablet with the stylus until something comes out.
Uno) Rough sketch done in Autodesk Sketchbook pro on my tablet PC. I had no idea what I was going to doodle, so I defaulted to my standard "dude standing around" and gradually morphed him into Wolverine.
Ni) Flats. Pretty self explanatory. I tend to pick super ridiculously saturated reds for my base flesh tone, because I usually calm it down as I progress. Or not. I don't even know to be honest. i REALLY like the piece at this stage, in some ways more so than how it finally turned out.
Tres) Using a standard airbrush on a new layer, I glaze in some hue shifts. Some are arbitrary, some are super exaggerated (the face). I like to keep adding shifts in hue to keep things varied, as opposed to having big blocks of the same color.
4) On a multiply layer I paint in the basic shadow patterns.
Go) I paint some orange junk to indicate a strong natural light source.
Six) I strengthen the hell out of that light source, ad I paint in a bit of sub surface scattering. I crank the SSS all the way up for his ears, because I always do that. I think I also paint a bit of ambient occlusion under his chin and in some of the other more recessed parts of his figure. I also start painting a subtle light source on his arm to flesh it out a bit
7) I don't even think there's a difference. What a stupid step.
Hachi) Smoothed his shirt and started defining his jeans.
9) Paint his hand and hair, continue refining things here and there. It's a little hard to narrow down what I did because after step 4, I'm spastic as hell with my approach.
Sixteen) I add minor touch-ups that nobody will notice, and add the claw scratch thingies cuz they're KOOOOOL. Annnnnnd I'm done. No wait, one more thing. Ok now I'm done.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I keep forgetting I have a blog, but I promise I'll start updating more often for all two of you that follow this. I graduated a couple of months ago, and have remained gloriously unemployed since. As time passes, it gets more and more frustrating because the seeds of doubt keep growing. Doubts about whether or not I have what it takes to make it in any one of the entertainment industries that I want to be in. Lucky for me, my stubborn-ness outweighs my fear because I still keep drawing and applying to different places. I don't have much else to rant about, but there are a couple links that I thought I'd post up that have a wealth of information about concepting and painting.
Color/Light/Painting stuff - http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/art_tut.htm
Design Stuff - http://www.autodestruct.com/thumbwar.htm
I have to go surf my friends' blogs now. Here's some art.