lundi 18 juillet 2016

sketches #32 - Dwelling upon FireAlpaca

It's been 3 full months since I have last touched the tablet to draw some stuff. Getting back at it was incredibly thrilling but also exhausting since I couldn't stop drawing weird random stuff until way too late in the night.
I'm testing a new app which seems like the perfect choice for broke artists (costs 0$) looking for great line control. It's called FireAlpaca and it has everything I loved about MangaStudio for skecthing and it's even better depending on what you're looking for (for instance I really hate how the undo command in MS will go back and drop so many distinct line strokes considering them as one action that is SO annoying! FA only goes back 1 step back at a time). I just spent 10mn setting up the shortcuts and it was good to go.
It is no MS of course, but what it does, it does really well and it's using only a fraction of the RAM MS does while doing so which is nice especially if you work on a small config as I do most of the time (laptop).
2 first done with FA (last one is MS from April)

dimanche 6 mars 2016

sketches #31

It's been a very busy while since the last post with little time for sketches. Here's a couple pages from this week's  effort to perservere drawing despite the lack of time and energy. Also trying to incoporate more mangas traits to the characters' faces, liberally adapted from some Capcom character designers that I really like.

samedi 26 décembre 2015

Xmas sketching party

Back to sketching after a looong break, I felt very rusty...  But after a while I didn't mind the awfully loose and clumsy looking lines, the simple joy of seeing an idea happen into a sketch made me draw all night. It really is an inexhaustible energy well. Dudes, gals and mechas, focusing on a more cartoony style too, because at this point it allows me to disregard the flaws and move on to the next scribble easier

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).