Tuesday, 15 September 2015

skater boy WIP


Had a bit of difficulty deciding on a strategy for the background. I did a ballpoint pen drawing and imported to Photoshop to create a psd file. Then I tried vectorising in Illustrator and even inking with the pen tool. I am not a huge fan of the perfect inked line the pen tool tends to create when you are inexperienced with it (as I am). Finally settled on this - isolated the line and now colouring in Manga Studio on a layer underneath.

I am enjoying the brush because it is giving me a mottled texture rather than super smooth saturated colour. Maybe not as good as the stock background provided by Manga Studio but more in keeping with the figure. I like the layout of the background better too as it gives it more depth. Works for me anyway.

2 comments:

  1. It looks good, but my mind immediately goes to what's not in the picture—where is he jumping from and where is he going to land?

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  2. It's fantasy - he will eventually be jumping over a moon with craters etc (which will replace the sphere)

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