Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Carolers Process Part I: Thumbnails & Drawing

Here's a new personal piece I'm working on. I'm going to be chronicling the new methods that I'm trying out lately here on the blog, so I hope you'll enjoy following along as I get this one put together!

For this first stage, I started with a very quick thumbnail. I had one idea in my head, and it worked pretty good in the first sketch, so I went with it. I scanned this sketch into Photoshop, where I hastily added some values on top of it. This is what I'm referencing mainly as I work on the image.

On this piece, I'm going to be creating the image with separate "parts". So instead of just putting all the line work down in one drawing, then painting it, I'm painting and drawing elements of the whole image separately so I can rearrange and edit the final piece in Photoshop.

I did each of these main character drawings in about 40 minutes.

For the next stage I'll be scanning these into Photoshop, 
adjusting levels, and separating the line work!

Next Time:  Painting, Compiling and Adjusting!


Seth Rosamilia said...

Looks good so far. I'll be happy to see the finished piece!

Aedan Peterson said...

The bear looks awesome!

Will Kelly said...

Thanks fellas!