Thanks to portfolio websites like Deviantart, the not-so-newly-Adobe-aquired Behance and the current trend of being able to link all these sites to your social media profile, i get to see more and more awesome artwork made by both friends and family alike. Some of them have also inspired me to pick up where I left off. (some progression sketches after the jump)
It has been almost 10 years since i actually last did a pen to paper sketch. I remember doing it quite a bit while serving my National Service to pass the time. After every shift, i would add the nice looking ones and pasted it onto the inside of my locker door. I regretted not snapping a picture of it for keepsake.
No longer having sketchbooks with me at all times(might change soon) i have resorted to try my hand again at digital painting. This shouldnt come as a surprise for some of you since i have shared some digital sketches before. Mostly were still work in progress and i doubt id ever get back to it.
I spent a few mins to check out a few youtube tutorials to get myself up to speed. A few tutorials later, this is what i came up with. The proportions here are actually off by abt 30%. I was just getting some basic shapes down and i know i can correct it later(this would’ve been a nightmare if i was still using pencil)
With these already laid down, i proceeded to tighten the lines further while still maintaining a smooth enough stroke. Which reminds me, anyone knows of any good brushes for ps that mimics pencil strokes?
After getting this far, i got a lil bit over excited and laid down some preliminary colours, both darks and lights. As you can see, there is still some long long ways to go before i can actually call this done.
Till the next update, i guess i’ll be up and awake till the wee hours looking throught the many tutorials before i proceed with the colors