It involves leprechauns, grilled cheese sandwiches, and a particular shade of purple.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Two more pics...I know...I'm getting behind

Guess it's time for a new post. Umm, not much to say about this one. Just enjoy the pics if you will.
Oh yeah. One of the pics is a repost of an older one that I've been fooling around with in Photoshop. I needs a lot more work and I still have a lot to learn, but I'm making some progress...I think. :P


Anonymous Anonymous said...

not bad, andy. the colors are a big improvement over just the pencils. also, the blind swordswoman looks pretty cool. i assume you have looked at online comic book coloring tutorials, but if not, there are some good ones around. let me know if you'd like me to find some links.

anyway, keep working the pencils as much as possible, because stronger pencils will only make the final piece that much better. for example (as you probably know), cartoonists and comic book artists start with a wireframe to establish a "line of motion" that brings dynamic movement to a figure. they then generally fill in the wireframe (or simple skeleton) with geometric shapes (ovals, cylinders etc) to establish mass. this is probably the biggest thing that can help take figure drawing to the next level. you can experiment with using different line weights too (try to simulate what a brush might do, etc).

good luck with it. i'll be posting some painted toys on my journal soon, so look for that! probably tomorrow.

4:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, one more thing i wanted to say. in using color, i found some artist will do a thumbnail image for color comp/layout. they are a very crude and angular representation of the image done in photoshop with lasso tool, or illustrator. generally it's done very quickly in order to experiment with colors before choosing final ones.

for a great example, check this guy's blog
check the final g.i.joe ones compared to the color studies.

4:34 PM


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