I've been receiving requests
from fellow artists to do a tutorial.
So i saved some of the steps on this last one.
Been doing a lot of characters standing up
and is not very exciting for anyone (except me),
but is because i've been focusing on polishing
my concept art abilities and not my illustrator skills
so i don't do any of em' fancy foreshortening or dynamic stuff.
So in a few words i have more fun creating tons of stuff
than polishing a fantasy elf babe :-)
1) Do blocks of color,
you can use an old illustration you did or a photo ref.
2)Draw the perspective lines and major blocks,
get a feeling for the space.
3)On top of it start painting and define the overall,
don't focus on a tiny area.
4)Start zooming in and polishing, or poping elements,
is a good idea to use some soft edge brushes
in combination with hard edge ones.
5)On a new layer draw the silhouette of the mecha,
and charcaters and repeat steps 1-4 on them.
6)Use some masking selection and gradients to pop things more,
maybe play with the brightness and contrast too.
Use filters to taste, crop and save :-D
I have a long way to go, but i will keep working hard
Thanks for spending time looking at all this,
all you guys are a great inspiration to me :-D
Awesome, awesome, awesome! On your last tutorial, do you do thumbnails before jumping in with throwing down the initial color or is it all just one go - do you start with an abstraction and then "see" an idea?