Now he's been cleaned up, tweaked (adjusted one arm, eyes), cut out, textured and toned.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
This one's just for fun. He's mirrored backwards from the way I initially drew him and I'm still not sure which way he'll end up.
I have gone back to the drawing board, literally. I am now very confident the work I do is (nearly always) better if I start with a real pencil drawing first. I spent a lot of time and effort investigating entirely digital drawing options in order to reach this conclusion. If I ever get my hands on a Cintiq, maybe things will change. I am skeptical though, I suspect I have put too many hours worth of memory and experience into working with traditional media. I like working big(ger than my scan bed) and while Photoshop's 'photomerge' is amazing, scanning things is still annoying; it still causes distortions too. Also I have to clean them up, cut them out laboriously with the pen tool, and then draw back into them. It's a lot of extra work but I can't deny the final product ends up looking a lot more fresh and more 'real'.