This started as an Ipad sketch which evolved into an in-class demo on how to color character designs. The following is a step-by-step breakdown of the process:
This post is long overdued.
I first posted this series of artwork created to coincide with the Lunar New Year (which took place early February this year) on my Instagram page but I didn't find the time to do a proper post here on the blog. So here it is, in its full glory:
Like many artists, I was super inspired after watching Spiderverse late last year. I really love the art direction of the movie and the way each shot is composed and set. While not a huge fan of chromatic aberration in general (the effect was used awfully in Netflix's Sabrina in my opinion), I appreciated the application in Spiderverse. The effect seemed appropriate for the frame-by-frame visual eye-candy overdose that the filmmakers were going for.
In creating the above fanart, I set to emulate the film's art style. Coincidentally, it aligned with the style I am currently exploring in my art as well (using blocks of solid hues with little to no blending). In preparation for the above piece, I also did simple sketches and paintings. I have never painted black people before and I took this opportunity to learn more about achieving that particular skin tone.
Created a tribute piece for Stan Lee. I emphasized on the lineart to mimic the comic book illustration style.
Some progress / close-up shots:
Last year I continued to collaborate with WhaleRabbit for the second toy in the Dualle link, Miktus. As usual my task was to create the artwork that will be printed on the box sleeves and the art prints inside. The concept for this location is the "Mischievous Forest". How do I portray that whimsical feeling on an environment like a forest?
I recalled the forest designs that I did for Mekazoo and drew immense inspiration of the color and other features from my own artwork. The toy designer wanted a tree with a white trunk to be the focal point of the piece, which made the task even more challenging in terms of painting in the sense of depth.
Here are the sleeves that were designed for this project:
Here are the thumbnails for the environment design:
When it comes to digital painting, I primarily use 2 different techniques. In the above sketch, I started with a line drawing before filling in the tonal values. Watch the YouTube video below to see how I do it.
Doing quick sketches from the upcoming Infinity War movie. Spent about 3h on this. Which hero should I sketch next?
Character design tutorial for the "Breakfast Art" series. Sketches of characters based off the "Samurai" theme. Tell me which design you like and I will use that for the character color tutorial next week!
Hello and seasons greetings!
How's ye 2017 coming along? As the year draws to a close, I will be doing some tidying up of my account. This means clearing some old artwork from my featured gallery. I will also dump some art I have done this year that I haven't posted here.
2017 has been an incredible year for me. I got married, started a new job and traveled to the UK, Italy and Japan for the first time. I hope 2018 will be a more productive year.
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Art print and sleeves I did for Whalerabbit's Dualle - Dravokki
Comic I did to promote Mitoy's Frank!
Concept art I did for NEO Impossible Bosses, coming out early year (click to view full image).
The Last Jedi sketches