Painted on a iPad using procreate. A more cartoonish rendering for today.
I can’t believe I forgot to upload this. I designed this a couple weeks ago. This a commission for my uncle to draw their dragon mascot for a high school reunion. I took some liberties and improved and redesign elements of the dragon with their permission. Then I did a interesting pose for the dragon. They where very happy with him.
I been sketching like a madman lately. I use a ultra fine sharpie marker, a primsacolor w3 marker, and a white gel pen. I do not pencil. Speaking of markers, I didn’t realize that copic markers could be refilled, so I made a mistake going with prismacolor last time. I scoffed a paying 8 dolors for a single marker (the cost of a month of Netflix..seriously!?) but since they can refilled 13 times with just 1 container of ink, it pays off in the long run. So I will be biting the bullet and purchasing one soon. Using traditional mediums is costly but are much more satisfying. Photoshop will be my main tool but not for sketching.
I will upload a post of sketches in the future.
I forgot to mention I made this on my iPad using Procreate.
Just making make sure this would actually work. I created my first set for my comic in 3d, the dragon’s work area. After I created the set, I experimented with rendering to see what way would be best and tried various toon shaders , flat shading, among other things. I found the best result and it matched with the vector character, as I want it to look as seamless as possible. I’m using techniques used more by animators then cartoonist for this project. I want the comic to look very clean and professional.