Monday, November 24, 2008

Coloring: Tony

So I decided to play around with Photoshop for a bit, as I just got a newer version. I attempted to color a pic of Tony Stark that I drew (not really based on Robert Downey Jr. even tho I luv him to death) Overall I think it turned out well and the technique is something I'd like to incorporate into more of my work. I was up against a few limitations, though: I don't have a wacom tablet, so there was a bit of fine tuning I couldn't really achieve, and in addition to doing this with a mouse I was doing it right handed, even though I'm left handed. I just thought I'd see what feedback I could get that might help me improve despite all that.

The final version. In the top pic I messed with a technique that sort of amps up reflected light.

Gettin' into the home stretch...

Boy those lips are lookin' pale... The eyes gave me a bit of trouble too.

Probably should've just stopped here lol...

Yeah I'll keep that hair after all....

Pretty much the bare basics. You can probably see how I worked up the detail from flat color.

This is the sketch underlaying all the color. I was amazed because the sketch wasn't really anything too fancy (actually there are some unresolved structural issues that gave me problems while I was coloring) but I was still able to make something fairly nice out of it!

So please help me out with critiques cuz I plan on doing this sort of thing more often.

Monday, November 03, 2008

A Hedgehog Walks Away From His Shadow

My friend is taking a 3D animation class. They're learning about character modeling right now, so he chose Shadow the Hedgehog. The next part of the project will be learning to make the character walk, so I offered to make a sample walk cycle for him to follow. I've never done this before and I didn't do it the way you traditionally would if you were going to take it straight into 2D animation, but I really like how it came out anyway. ^-^