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February 9th, 2010 #1
renewing my art
I just posting drawings I am working on, and if anyone has questions or comments, go ahead and give them to me. My art plans are in my head and sketched out on a layer not shown, but if you would like to see something different just say it.
All of this was drawn in photoshop.
When I start out with a room I imagine what I want, and use my favorite tool (Polygonal Lasso Tool (L)) on a new layer and fill it with color. I do that for each wall. On these walls I drew lines to mark were I wanted to draw the stones. I hold the shift key to make the lines. The stones are on a new layer for each wall and to blend them together I use the top layer to draw on.The window was just a matter of selecting the area filling it with white, then selecting area for lines and drawing them in. I like to work by selecting each surface and drawing what ever I want in them like the work bench edges were one selection and the top was another, but to make the edges I use the marquee tools. After I finish I add a layer to blend some of the edges. When I drew the top I draw the grooves to make them boards, and added some grain. The bright area lit by the window is another selection but I used Feather on the Lasso tool and copied what I drew and paste it back in. Then I used brightness and contrast to make it look like a bright area. Drawing each stone was a little hard, but it looks better. they don't have a lot of highlights, because I don't want to have highlights on stones in shaded areas. So, I do that on a new layer when I draw the shadows from the work bench. If you try drawing like this and get use to it you will find just drawing what you want can be very quick. Why I use layers covers a few good reasons:
Every part of things I make a layer so I can draw each piece. Some parts may go under the other part so there are no cracks at the seams.
If I feel something is finished and I want to add something to it, even highlights, I start a new layer. Then I always have a option to edit, add layer effects or fade, and only effect that layer.
If a surface has an edge and it is not a simple color but has wood grain or texture, different highlights or anything I make a new layer.
I am free with layers, and if I wanted to find one in many I right click over the area with the selector tool and a list of everything in that area will show up. If it was named that makes it easy.
On this I drew each tool. Like the push drill the handle and the shaft were drawn separate. and when it was finished I merged the layers, then added the shadow. I link those together in case I move the tool.
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February 10th, 2010 #3
Finished this one. There was other stages removed from my sketchbook so I could move on to the next.
All of this was drawn in photoshop.
Each tool was drawn in photoshop and merged down when it was finished. I knew the shape of each tool more than each tool. (Mind fill of silhouettes.)
I used a method to put each tool in perspective while drawing and It might be complicated to a lot of people but it is a very quick way to make it more accurate. I made a tutorial when I made the pipe clamp that shows all the details, because it was not as easy as other tools. I can imagine some of the easy tool and not draw them that way, but this Tutorial is how I draw things I could not imagine in any perspective I needed.http://www.archie-chipps.com/extras/...awingTools.psd
It is a psd to make it easy while I drew the tool that I used in this image. To make this easier to understand and imagine I created another tutorial that explains how you can build a house in photoshop from floor plans.http://www.archie-chipps.com/extras/...floorplans.htm You can always visit my website and see other tutorials that makes drawing in photoshop easy. http://www.archie-chipps.com
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March 8th, 2010 #4
Starting a new one.
This girl might look a little 3d, well it does to me. It is because I drew her to use in the Carver drawing, and I moved her to this and started an idea just for her. She didn't look right in the other scene, and she is still a little dark for this one, but I have all her parts so I can redraw her in this scene.
I draw a quick background with a few trees, sky, land, and this big dead tree, then I added a little more to it, like a hard brush to create the dead leaves, and a small soft brush on the bark of the trees. It just seemed too easy, so I drew grass the same way, but used different strokes to imitate moss and grass. I scribbled in the field grass and used motion blur, and the eraser to make it look better and added a few strokes to it. Every thing still going so easy, so I actually drew the well and squirrel, and added a branch for him to play with. I have the big stone from the start that I wanted to make like a small fairy home, but with all the easy things to do and hard, I started doing some work on the pine bark of the tree. I used a fine brush to make it look like wood, but I think I might need to age it a little. I like the wood but it might not go with this picture. Someone told me to add a pond with some geese so I drew that quick in zoom, and with the water I used a filter called Twirl. I still have a newer version with some of the pine bark done, but I have not updated this.
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March 10th, 2010 #5
I don't know if I will do much with this. I just stared it for an idea.
I wanted to try something new and different in perspectives like this frame in outer space. It's sort of like the halfway point in StarGate to get to Atlantis.
The whole frame is one layer, and I made the background in different layers the planets. I had a hard time with the shadows because I already merged the layers and I needed the main surface, so I had to selected them with the lasso tool a little at a time. Then I had to do it again for a shadow of the other side that is not in this picture. I started drawing the basic part of a shuttle to add to this drawing.
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March 13th, 2010 #6
I added and changed a lot of the drawing for a good highlight, then drew welders in suits and the mig welder with the hoses in perspectives, and added a break area.
I thought about adding some kind of space car so the guy could be dancing with his car stereo pumping away, but everything just started to get less interesting to finish.
Update Not very interesting enough to finish.
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March 13th, 2010 #7
hey nice stuff very different from what you usually see posted but i like it i like the first one the best i would say the one with the girl needs some more texture but deffinitely like your stuff
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March 20th, 2010 #10
hey you got some really cool work i was looking at your gallery earlier and reading your bio and i have a lot of respect ... keep workin man and thanks for the help with my portrait i made some big improvements on it
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March 21st, 2010 #11
thank you for the insight and words of wisdom it gave me a new perspective on art
June 1st, 2010 #12
I made this ship in Hexagon 2. I did the texture, and color map in Hexagon, and rendered it in Poser 7.
I wanted a water background so I drew something up in Photoshop.
I didn't spend a lot of time because I was just testing what the ship could look like. With the texture, render and drawing in the background I might have spent a half hour playing with it. What you see is actual size.
The last image on a white background didn't look like it would be very interesting so I drew something up in a few minutes, and some things like the upper water took a few wavy lines that would make light waves on the ship, so they were added in. I basically wanted something quick and a mossy rock seemed natural, and just a little extra work with a small brush. I threw in a light, and that made it a quick picture. I think it turned out finished more than I needed to show my 3D object. I threw in some light beams for good measure.
I did a video of coloring to show basically how I draw. I consider drawing easy, but thinking of doing it is hard. It would be a lot easier to be thrown into a drawing than start one. So I tried coloring.
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June 7th, 2010 #13
This is my last render of a Carrier, and a Shuttle before I zipped up a file to download both for free.
This is the download link http://www.archie-chipps.com/objects/ArchShips.zip
A lot of the UV maps were setup by me in the program while making the 3d model so I made it easy to make the flames on the back with a image, the rest was drawn on the ship in Hexagon 2, then I rendered it in Poser 7. No need for drawing, but I did render and save this as a png so I could use it as a layer in photoshop.
I just added a black background.
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