Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Digital Tools - Superhero Background Painting

Step 1. Lines

Step 2. Flats

Step 3. General Colouring

Step 4. Detail of background

Step 5. Detail of weapon storage.

Step 6. Bridge detail.

Step 7. Final painting.

The layout was based upon a line drawing I made in Second Semester. Though I felt that the initial drawing was weak, I began to experiment with it's dimensions, angles, and textures until I found as stronger composition.

 Once I had achieved this, I placed flats, and this time on a much higher amount of layers than I normally would. Because of this, I was able to have a much more polished and clean look throughout the steam-lined and metallic background. I mirrored the objects and dropped textures on top of the stones and concrete as well, giving the painting more volume and depth.

I began to drop in details afterwards, such as the superhero's costume, the car in the distance, the objects in the locker, and the gun stash.

As this was such an earlier (and weaker) layout assignment, I believe this painting went very well in the end.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Digital Tools - Vehicle Assignment

Step 1. Construction.

Step 2. Clean lines.

Step 3. Flats.
Step 4. General tones.

Step 5. Refinement.

Step 6. Further Refinement.

Step 7. Yeah.

For this assignment I decided to create a car in the style of Steampunk. I used references such as wood panelling, tractors, and the design of the Ford Model-T to create the construction of the initial sketch. I then cleaned up the sketch in Sai, using the Vector tool to get as clean a line as possible. After this step, and layed in the flats. I researched and used steampunk colour schemes, which generally consist of wood, bronze, and dingy metals. These tones I rendered using darker tones, followed by reflective lighting from the ground. This was in an effort to push the three-dimensional feel of the car. I also placed highlights upon the key areas of the car hit by the primary light source. After a simple drop shadow, the Steampunk Landrover was complete.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Semester 3 Life Drawing Dump

Here's some lifedrawings for this semester! I felt I made some big improvements over the past bit so here they are!

- David

7 min

5 min

3 min

3 min each.

3 min.

7 min.

30 min.

10 min.

5 min.

3 min.

5 min.

5 min.

5 min.

30 seconds.

3 min.

3 min.

5 min.

5 min.

1 min.

5 min.

3 min.

3 min.

1 min each.

30 sec each.

3 min.