A few days off from work has given me the chance to explore a couple of digital techniques. Went and settled on the method used for the Nite Owl piece, it’s got a copic marker style to it that I find appealing. Whole piece will go up once completed. Good progress so far though.
I revisited this Iron Man piece, from about a year ago. I wanted to change my technique and this one offered a good place to start. Basically I dispensed with line work and focused on ‘blocking in’ shapes to create the base of the image, then applied tonal values (shadows and highlights in varying levels) to create a more 3-dimensional structure to it. I am really chuffed with how this turned out. A few new ideas are developing, which look at pushing this technique a little further to test it.
Sorry, I would say I’ve been busy at work but that would be a lie. I went on holiday to a lovely place, called Los Santos, met some colourful characters etc etc.
Yes, I too became swept in the madness that was/is GTA V. But here is a little snap of a work in progress.
Got this done. Took about 8 hours total. Entirely digital, using photoshop. I’m 90% happy with this. The technique is pretty nailed down, but some of the visual aspects need tweaking (like shadow shapes, I just think they look too blocky/obviously digital) but I enjoy shifting between mediums and the challenges each one can throw up.
New piece coming soon. I’ve been updating my tumblr of late, with pieces that have appeared here, so I apologise for neglecting you wordpressers. This piece is being achieved in the same style as the rancor image a while back, so a little time consuming. The above image is at the finished line work and black shadow stage. I’m about 4 hours in, but I reckon it could be done in another 3 (could be wishful thinking). Stay tuned.
More stippling work. This piece was inspired after playing the video game Dishonored, lately. Rats feature prominently in the game, and the logo in the background is a homage to the title too. More depth is perhaps needed in my pieces when stippling, to make them a little more exciting and help them gain a bit of narrative? Onwards and upwards!