samedi 30 mai 2015

Sketches of the week #26

More basketball streetfighters, sketches and a bit on the coloring process with a Macross battroid (VF-0A) below. First step is the digital sketch, very loose actually, then some flat colors to define the silhouette and in the 3rd step I added the lines on top of it. I may seem weird to do it in this order (lines after the colors) but it was actually very intuitive to do it that way as it helped me refine the shapes more naturally than if I did it while inking, as I'm not focused on the linework itself and can instead have a macro look at the shapes. Finally I added the basic lighting and on top of it a soft light layer to add some environment lighting (redish).

dimanche 3 mai 2015

Sketches of the Week #24

Not much this week, mostly sketches done while relaxing a bit this weekend. I tried to stay focused on something here, obviously some Daredevil because that Netflix show was kind of cool and reminded me why I should read Frank Miller's run on the series again. Also I adjusted my inking tool in MS a bit to have some crunchier feel on the line (basically by turning anti aliasing to zero). I've also been working on some backgrounds when time allowed, but that still needs lots of work as the techniques I'm learning to use are totally new and feel awkward for me.

dimanche 26 avril 2015

Sketches of the week #23

Some experiments from this week. The Cap went surprisingly quick and easy, at least compared to the usual ordeal I go through when I try to achieve a painterly look with no line. The third pic here made me realize how clueless I am when it comes to drawing trees or vegetation in general so that's going to be on the menu next week I guess. Environments too, but one thing at a time. 

vendredi 24 avril 2015

A note of Value

I found this great piece of advice on how value works in drawings on Twitter (Thanks to the great comic artist Jesse Hamm). It's an excerpt from Harley Brown's book - "Eternal truths for every artist" which I found as clearly explained as it is enlightening :

lundi 20 avril 2015

Sketches of the week #22

I've been very sluggish this week, changing the process a bit too by doing a rough pencil sketch and inking on top of it instead of sketching directly with inks and correcting/cleaning as I'm used too.
The initial step of pencil sketching seems to open for more options before commiting to inks. Still working on it and also crafting some new drawing tools in Mangastudio 5.

mardi 14 avril 2015

Sketches of the week #21

Changing the process a tiny bit, I did some very loose sketches using a digital pencil-like brush and messed a bit with the inking brush setting in Mangastudio.