Thursday, April 20, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Montag family review of Batman V Superman. Procrastinating now by doing something I ought to have done months ago. Slap dash execution using Ellis' make work path trick from a messy ink job.
I should be learning the software used in a job I start next week, but I didn't get where I am today by impressing my bosses with my preparation.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
add or take away 180. This is the link where I learned the cool tip
matte painting type of work using discrete color picks
Thursday, March 30, 2017
The next enworld assignment is going to look like this sort of faux oil.
I need to do some old sketches like this. Paint into them, do them quick with set value palettes, enforce the Reilly idea of preparation for quick work.
Everyone always says "I like your doodles."
That's it. I've graduated to doodles only, hereafter.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
More March MODOK Madness, more using Illustrator for line work.
You'd think characters so ingrained onto one's psyche could be drawn without a lot of reference. You'd be wrong.
How do you edit an Illustrator file once you apply a clipping mask to it?
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
I finally made the time to do a little bit made-up projects. Here is my attempt at March MODOK Madness. I'll show the process just to feed my ego:
Inking using Illustrator with a wholly inadequate, ancient, Wacom Bamboo
And what I sent to March MODOK Madness
It's funny because MODOK doesn't have a lap. I have the sinking feeling I am the only one who thinks this is humorous.
On another note, once again, I have been laid off. Looking for work, I become Einstein's definition of insanity.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Took awhile to get an assignment this month. I guess we've both got over the pain of the great Judge Dredd disaster.
I'll add the color finish tomorrow.
I've discovered I can not do this kind of work without a podcast going.
I also took some of Ben's notes.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Using the free form pen tool in photoshop to draw with. I have an action linked to pressing F1. The Button push causes the path to close, become a selection and then fill the selection.
You can get the same effect drawing with the magic lasso but the pen tool comes with sensitivity settings that smooth out the lines.
Sunday, March 05, 2017
Local author I did an illustration for her (hopefully) continuing story.
Fun story told with great arcs of pay offs and conflict.
Making it look easy.
Thursday, March 02, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
All these characters and IPs are owned by Rebellion.
Here's a page where the art is first showing up.
But revisions will come along next week.
The current level of finish above.
Approval line art
And some miscellaneous judge character types.
It was fun. I got better on the Dredd bling as I went.
Never got completely good at it.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
I was asked to ask Artist Alley participants to do badges. When asked to do so, the deadline was too close and no one bothered to read the specs I gave them. Nonetheless, I did my own badges. I am not sure if the powers that be will accept them all. The theme, if you can't figure it out, is the Jack Kirby Centennial Tribute. Specs by the way were a 4 x 3 inch card with one free space of an inch high to allow to paste on a name label.
Here is the finished T-shirt. Since the last post someone came up with a shield design and I had to make more color breaks in the background.