Finally, its done after 10-12 hours of work. A commissioned piece forJDSAIDSO. It’s based on a dream where he was a brown lucario in Super Smash Bros. I was a charizard in his dream (I didn’t do much). He was able to easily defeat the other fighters, except one; Luigi. The smiling plumber was immune to his attacks and laughed at him repeatedly.
Today I drew in an app made for graphs and diagrams, not art; and it was a very annoying experience. Every time I would draw a curve it would make it a bounding box, if I tried to draw another curve too close to the bounding box, it would move the existing curve instead of making a new one. I cant deselect the curve because it has no deselect short cut. It’s quite a pain
If you have an app you enjoy drawing with, feel free to recommend it. So far the main apps I use are Manga Studio 5 and Photoshop.
Tonight I doodled this dragon out of my head in one of the most unlikely applications ever, Blender 3d; a program made for 3d modeling and animation, not 2d sketching.
Blender has this feature called ‘Grease Pencil’ that allows you to draw sketchy like ‘curves’ anywhere you like with your tablet, it will even stick to 3d objects. Note: This has nothing to do textures and UV (Although some use it for retopo)
To test the grease pencil,I set a block in front of the camera (set the camera to ‘ortho front’) and started drawing. This works way too good. I wouldn’t want to paint with this due to each color having to be on a separate layer but for sketching it is super.. er.. surprisingly effective.
Since grease pencil curves are in 3d, I could see many awesome uses for this tool, you can even ANIMATE with grease pencil curves and have at your disposal useful animation tools such as onion skinning.
For a free open source 3d app, blender continues to blow my mind.
I know I have 7 monsters remaining of my 30 monster project and its been a month since my last drawing. Homework and commissions take priority in my life. but after 30 monsters is finished, I will be doing a drawing project concerning dragons as I miss drawing them.
Also here is a screenshot of the sketch in blender: