Wow, these are AMAZINGG. Seriously, very very good work man.
I love how your incorporating tones into your gestures as well, I can never get the hang of putting tone into gestures, Im guessing it helps being able to make those big flat tonal marks.
What are you using for these? theyre quite small too; correct?
Keep up the great work, definitely subscribed.
PHANDY // Andrew Porter
Concept Artist // Splash Damage
PHATandy: Thank You! I'm glad you enjoy them! As far as materials, i am working simple and cheap.. just some pitt pressed charcoal (medium to soft) sharpened to a long point on a sanding stick, on 18x24 newsprint, all on an eisel so i can stand and draw big sweeping marks with my whole arm, elbow, and wrist combined. These are actually quite big, a few of them i've had to stitch together two images in photoshop... too large for the scanner... When i get some lighting equipment, i am going to take photos of some work in color... acrylics, pastel, oil etc. Cheers!
O and when i add big tones i like to relax my eye, so that the core shadow areas simplify, then i just lay in the simple shapes i see with the flat edge of the charcoal, as you've mentioned.
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