Taking longer to make then I hoped. I’m using Cinema 4D to make it. 3 hours so far. Learning as I go.
Before I stared using character sheets in my modeling I would just have the ref on the side and try to ‘eye’ it. What was I thinking?!! This Time I took extra care to make a accurate character sheet. I then put each view on its own plane. Character sheet is the most useful tool on planet earth. I will never create a full model without one.
I finally thought up a name. The Impaler.
In my animation class I will be making an animation on the process of making a 3d character. I must use C4d and after effects. I will have a few animated stills moved around in mograph and this guy. I originally had a cute story attached to this project but since I only have a week and a half I’m doing some serious cuts. The monster 3d model will probably be more cartoony and simplified when finished and will have one simple animation . Be pepared for many updates in the next two weeks. Im postponing my character paintings until next week.
30 min on 15 silhouette
1 hour on variations
1 hour on this one
Here is a much more refined painting/ sketch. I plan on taking the time on my future characters. I’ve been down a bit with my art. It made me feel good that I can still paint. What I discovered from this drawing is to do passes. First block in the main shapes with a big brush, then shrink your brush about half and do another pass and add smaller shapes and so on. Once you get to a really small brush, put your effort in the focal points of your image.
I only used one brush. It is a custom round brush, the only difference to that of a normal round, is that I added transfer and put a super light texture onto the brush. I disabled brush size pressure because I have less control and I’m not inking lines. I find it’s best to have either brush pressure size or brush pressure transparency on. But not both, because it adds another element you have to deal with. Keep things simple.
I spent 3-4 hours on this painting. Image reference was by erian_stock.
Since I wont have access to my drawing tablet until tomorrow. I decided to refine the doodle I did yesterday. When it comes to drawing with lines, nothing beats a pen and paper. No tablet can get the definition a quality ballpoint pen or marker can get. The only downside is if you make a mistake, it is nearly impossible to conceal. For example, I messed up on the upper left strap, its was a little out of perspective, but I cant fix it. I attempted to ‘hide’ it by using the shadow created by the neck but It didn’t work in it’s entirety. that the only real advantage to drawing on the computer is the ease to correct mistakes. I might paint over this in Photoshop or I might move on to the next character. Haven’t decided yet.