Friday, June 28, 2013

Substrata

My mega talented buddy, Paul Richards is setting up a sweet art book so I started a submission. I will post some work in progress images as I find time to work on it over the next month.

STEP 1:  Simple thumbnail sketch. I do a few really rough sketches focusing on proportions and pose. I try to do a sketch in under a minute then move on to the next one. When I spend more time on them, I start losing the initial dynamic forms. 

STEP 2:  Then I scale it up, lower the opacity and do quick refining line drawing pass. I normally try not to spend more than 15 min. on this stage. Keep it quick and dirty.

STEP 3: The I hide the under sketch (but never delete it) and do a quick value blockin to push the basic forms. I did this one in about 5 min.

I try to get through step 2 and 3 very quickly so I don't get tied down to anything. Now that I have the basics in, I can decide more specifics like: 'Where does this break? Where do I need to adjust proportions? Where is the light source? Who drank all my soda?' etc.


4 comments:

virginia critchfield said...

fun to see process man. looking forward to more.

Daniel Greenfield said...

That's awesome, I didn't realize you were buds with Paul Richards, but I guess that makes sense considering you both worked at Blizzard. I'm a fan!!

Bob Nelson said...

Looks great, Peet! I really dig the exposed vertebrae and the happy butterfly. Looking forward to seeing more substrata stuff

PEET said...

V- its due pretty soon, so time to step it up. How is your submission going?

Dan- Yeah Paul is a great guy and a brilliant concept artist. Im a fan too. :)

Bob- Its been a long time. Great to see you are still making awesome art.