Stepped away from this for a bit, but worked on it some more today.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
I love Felix Baumgartner. In a totally hetero, non-romantic, mad respect kind of way. I love my wife. In a totally hetero, super romantic, mad respect kind of way. So I thought I'd combine the two into a quick photoshop card for her. Ironically, or perfectly, it was the red channel that I used to separate out the background.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
I've been playing around with Autodesk Sketchbook on our Asus tablet PC. It's a perfect fit for me. I love that I can just grab it and sketch like a regular piece of paper, it's not as big and bulky as a Cintiq, and while I still don't know all the bells and whistles to Sketchbook, it's pretty intuitive and great for quick studies and simple values and line work. Photoshop is still great for paintings, but it sometimes feels too bulky for getting stuff right out of my head and quickly sketched out. Sketchbook's brushes and default settings get me right to work, taking the place of loose thumbnail drawings that I have to scan later. Here's a few quick studies I've done for a what started out as an idea for a children's book but is quickly becoming something a lot more epic in nature.These are very loose sketches, probably a few minutes each, I don't consider any of them finished, just trying to get better and faster with the software and also get the ideas out of my head while I still have them.
Wow, it looks like a very long time since I posted anything here, but that doesn't mean that I've not been busy. I've also been playing with some new software and techniques. One of the things I really want to make sure I learn this year is Zbrush. Here are a bunch of quick sketches I put together. I set the timer for 10-15 minutes, I keep it at the lowest subD level, using the move brush only. It's taken a bit to get used to the interface and navigation but I've gotten a lot faster in a very short amount of time. The best way to learn it is to get out and use it. The first few were a bit rougher but by the time you get to the last one I was able to get a lot more detail in about 5-7 minutes and then could play around and adjust a bit. Next I'll add some divisions and start playing more with the standard and then clay tubes brushes.