Friday, March 26, 2010
(The original b&w version...)
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Never being one to leave well enough alone, I revisited this image the other day with the intention of colouring it, but the pre-prep got out of control and accelerated into a hefty b&w remix instead. I've got a thing right now about developing and mastering a few techniques which will allow me to produce etchings (of sorts) within Photoshop. I've always loved the textures and detail possible within that area of printmaking, and have spent plenty of time struggling manfully to recreate them using other media - a pretty curious thing to do when there's an actual printing workshop just down the road (shame it costs money - ah, maybe one day...) But yes, with judicious use of texture brushes and line, I reckon it's all very attainable on the monitor.
Anyway, now I really do have to go and do a colour version.
Monday, March 08, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Wow, here's me actually remembering to post something.
Been busy with character designs and a sample spread for a very exciting job, as well as the work-in-progress portfolio pieces you can see here. They're doubling up nicely as character design/concept illustrations for Roof Monsters, which is coming along pretty well. One of the trickiest bits has been getting it's child stars right, both as written personalities and visually (the Roof Monsters themselves are a doddle).
My other half/writing partner is not at all happy with the girl's current hairstyle, or indeed the shape of her head in general. I know better than to argue, so a makeover is surely imminent...
More about Roof Monsters some other time. I'll leave you with these process shots of The Idiot Trolls. I'm sure there's a picture book brewing in there...