Sunday, February 20, 2011

Girl in Progress Final

So here it is, the finished version of the girl I've been working on for way too long!

Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. There's a few little things I don't like, but it's at the point now where I want to move onto something new, and take the things I learned from this piece onto the next one

Friday, February 18, 2011

Girl in Progress Part 4

So here are the final inks pretty much. That said I might end up changing some things in the finished version of this piece.

So next step is to start doing the colours. The background will be painted in.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Girl in Progress Part 3

Been awhile since I've posted a progress of that girl I've been working on, so here's an updated pic.

As you can see I've made a lot of progress from the earlier versions I've been posting, and started to get close to a final drawing.

At the moment I'm still playing around with her design, mainly in the boot department. What I'm hoping for is to finish up the design and finish off the inks on the girl tomorrow, then start laying down some colours.

I also have a background in mind for this piece which is pretty ambitious for me, so not sure if I can pull that off just yet. Might end up with something a lot more simple.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My new baby... Wacom Intuos4 Large!

So today I picked up an Wacom Intuos4 Large tablet. My old tablet as you can see in the photo was an Intuos3 Medium size, so the larger size is a big change which I'm still trying to get used to.

One of the things I've noticed though, was it's easier for me to do thin linework on the larger tablet, since you can do long strokes.

Speaking of linework, I finally found the option in CS5 that turns that stupid opacity jitter off when inking, so you get a solid black line right away, rather than having to build up to a solid black line even when using the hard brush with 100% opacity!

Don't know why Adobe keeps changing the options from previous versions. This option is a little button next to the Opacity setting in Photoshop. You click it and bang! instant solid black lines!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Girl in Progress Part 2

A new day, a new progress.

Kinda weird, this character was supposed to be like a fantasy character, now she's a superhero. I think the problem with that is I need to work on my design ideas, I tend to fall back a lot onto my own ideas, and end up just reusing them.

This is a reason why this piece is in colour, since I threw some colours on there to help give me a direction to take the character.

Anyway I think I have to change that hairstyle and give her some guns, since chicks with guns are cool.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Girl in Progress

I'm going to try and keep this blog updated weekly, so here's a look at something I'm currently working on at the moment.

This is just a cropped down version of the full image which is a full figure drawing of a girl posing with a sword, which I might change to a gun yet, I'm still playing around with the design.

Anyway this piece kinda reminds me of the days when I was fully into Joe Madureira art. I used to buy Uncanny X-Men, then pretty much destroy them from studying the art so much. Back then I didn't really collect comics to keep, I bought them for the art.

I'm still working on this design, so not sure when I'll post up the finished piece.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Batman dropping in sketch

So here's my original sketch for the Batman piece you see below. As you can see the finished version ended up a lot different.

Here you can see I wanted to have this strong under lighting, which I don't know was really successful in the finished piece.

Batman dropping in

Here's a Batman piece I finished up recently. This is all done digitally in Photoshop CS5 with an Intuos3 tablet. I just started doing all my work digitally this year and so far the process has been pretty exciting.

My previous process was to do a series of sketches then when I was happy with the sketch, I would then scan into the computer and make some edits if needed before printing it out and then working over the printed pencil sketch I would do my finished pencils.

I would then rescan this, convert to photo blue and print out again before inking and then rescanning before colouring in Photoshop.

Overall this is the general process for my work. I would sometimes skip a step, such as inking straight over finished pencils rather than photo blue print outs.

Lets just say I find the new process of working digitally refreshing. I'm also hoping that working digitally will help develop my style more and push my art in a new direction.