Monday, April 14, 2014

Current work in progress...

Here is the current art that I am working on. It is taking a little bit longer than I originally thought it would. Be on the look out for more soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Admiral Ackbar - It's a Digital Painting!

Last night I started to paint in the colors for my original line sketch, but I didn't really like the way that they were coming out. I was following a tutorial in Imagine FX magazine and I think I was doing it wrong. I'll Post the image at the bottom of the post. 

I decided to do a study in black and white of the characters face, in order to practice my painting skills. I wanted to not have to worry about color, but more on the actual form. I plan on doing a few more of these, just as practice. Here is what I created.

So here is the coloring job I did on the line drawing. I think the problem I had was that I was trying to paint it, when coloring it like a coloring book would have been a better approach. I did a grey under-painting and then painted over the top with a single color. Everything turned out kind of saturated and I decided to leave it.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Admiral Ackbar - Digital Drawing

It's been awhile since my last drawing update, but here is my newest artwork that I can show you. Admiral Ackbar! The Mon Calamari leader of the Rebel fleet in Star Wars Return of the Jedi. He is famous for his odd appearance and "It's a trap" line. Ackbar and his fellow fish-head friends were some of my favorite Star Wars aliens as a kid.

For this drawing I went completely digital. I drew everything in the computer using my Wacom tablet and Photoshop. This is just a line drawing at the moment but I plan on creating a digital painting. I am not sure if I will be replicating this exact process in the future, due to the fact that it is a little hard to create clean lines in the computer, but we shall see. Also I have included a bonus pencil sketch, enjoy!