Posts tagged Wacom
Posts tagged Wacom
"Stupid lizard. Thought he was so tough. I broke him like a twig."
VERY rough work. So want to keep working on this but it’s almost 1:30am and I have to work tomorrow. Alas!
Still very much experimental at this point, but I’m getting a feel for what’s required to make this work. Characters interact well enough, but the real challenge will be backgrounds. Though, I have an idea for how that’s going to work. I’ve realized that what I’m doing isn’t far off from when movie makers use blue screen. They’ll often set up a sort rough approximation of the set that they’re going to CG in later. There might be something in that for what I’m doing.
"Little furball, think he’s so smart… I crush you like egg."
I need to work on my shading, but I think this is coming along nicely!
An experiment in figure drawing.
I’ll be honest: Anatomy is not something I’m particularly good at. It can be largely attributed to my scatter-brained ADDness. It’s really hard for me to keep all the… stuff organized in my head. I can create a clear image in my mind, but as soon as I try to put it on paper, even digital paper, the image fades and it all goes wrong. I can either imagine or create, but not both at the same time.
So what do I do? I’ve tried and tried and tried, but I can never seem to quite get it right. I need something I can directly work with. Painters sometimes work from a model, to the point of even setting up whole scenes with multiple people in costume. Not that I can afford models. Besides, where am I going to find models of cat people anyway? But some sort of model would be supremely helpful to keep it all together for me.
Well, I’m a digital artist, right? What if I had a digital model? And then I remember DAZ Studio. I’ve messed around with it before, but never to much effect. My computer is not really up to complex 3D rendering… but what if I were to create a basic figure that represented a character, pose it and then use it as the basis for an image? My computer is fine with rendering simple images like that.
What’s more, this will help me to get anatomy down right and I might even start to pick up on it more with some direct feedback to compare my output to. Perhaps even to the point I no longer need the model.
It’s an interesting idea and something for those artists who, like me, have a very hard time grasping anatomy to try.
The Mountain Man - Sketch
Taken from this Story excerpt.
As the final words died in the air, the hillock began to move. Rocks, grass, dirt, vines, shrubs, everything began to quiver. The four travelers stumbled back, half turned, not daring to take their eyes off the spectacle before them. Great hands of dirt and roots began to emerge from the ground, followed by arms and a head, like a man rising up from a pool of water, but the man was imminence - his shoulders, a dozen soldiers could have stood across with space between them, his great, broad hands could have hurled boulders as easily as one tosses a stone. As the head broke the surface a great rumbling groan passed through the ground, like the mountains themselves were straining.
Slowly he rose, his broad frame built of the earth, of rocks and stones and supple plants. His hair was stiff reeds, his long beard of moss, and his eyes were the purest sapphire. He stretched as one awaking from a deep, long sleep and rubbed mud from his gleaming eyes.
The Lady of Light and, well, it should be obvious :)
Just a couple doodles.
Quick, dirty sketches. The Demon Prince and the Simple Farmer. Stylistic practice and a little idea rolling around in my head.
A little more work before bed. I like the style I’m developing here. I just need to work on letting my paint roam and work bigger so I can get more detail in where it needs to be.
It’s a bit weird, though. I used to be really obsessed with trying to make things perfect, but since picking up My Paint, I feel less worried about getting it “right” and more interested in making it expressive and energetic. So far I am liking the results.
Unapologetic Fan Art-y nonsense. Because sometimes you just need to F-Art around.
A rough and very dirty sketch of Eccles from The Goon Show as I see him in my head.
I’ve completely rearranged my desk around drawing more than gaming and media stuff, so hopefully you’ll be seeing more of my art than before. It was previously very tricky to manage my tablet with the keyboard in the way all the time XD