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Blue Guy Sketch

Well this is an exercise in getting something out QUICKLY!  I grabbed a sketch out of my work diary, scanned it in and just banged some colours onto it.  Kind of the opposite method to the other digital pics I’ve done, where I’ve thought long and hard about every step.  I started to get stuck choosing a palette/swatch so I just stopped and used the colours existing in the default selection.

I want to do an online comic on this site and I wanted to see how long a “good enough” pic would take.  Obviously my digital art skills suck still so the finished product isn’t anything like what I envisioned and not even as good as the original sketch in my diary!  But this blue guy took about 4 hours with my current skills on Photoshop.  It’s still a messy pic, but I’m getting used to putting colours into my art – I’m an inks or pencils kinda guy, these “colour” things amaze me!!  I could of spent longer cleaning the picture up but that wasn’t the exercise here.  Needless to say it might be a while before I feel competent enough to bust out the comic.

Dust and I talk about getting out non-glorious pics just so that one keeps learning the art.  I probably learnt something today?  I definitely consolidated some of the things I’ve learnt in the past and I had fun.  Now I’ve just got to live with that artist’ depression, “I could do better!”  I understand this will have to be, as always, next time…

197 and counting 🙂

Old Warrior

This is more of a sketch/character study than a “piece”. I wanted to bang out something quick again (like with Blue Guy Sketch). There’s a lot of good and the usual bad with this picture but the original sketch I did at work in a meeting several years ago and I’ve always liked it. With the advent of doing all this photoshop stuff, now was my chance to scan it and put some life into it. I concentrated less on the smoothing in this one than I should and the anatomy got away from me a bit too. I think that, despite these short comings (and a background), the activity of doodling this piece was a great learning exercise and still conveys a story.

To give the story away, this is supposed to be an aged orc warrior of some social standing.  He’s overweight and long since passed his best but still wears the trimmings of his plunder.  My guess is he stole the gold embossed, leather robes off a fallen foe many years prior.  Orc hands wouldn’t craft something so fine.

I used a few new brushes today and I blended a lot better than previously but not up to what I can do…I’m more interested in rough brush strokes at the moment anyway.  My favourite part of the picture is the lower half, the way I got the cloth and the gold to flow works nicely on the eye I think?  Hey and I did a “fantasy” pic…I don’t believe it myself.  It’s all Dragons and Angels from here on in 🙂