Thursday, April 19, 2007

Another old one.

Very basic instructions and very little explanation, but still similar to how I do a lot of my illustrations in Photoshop even now.

IF: "Superhero" Breakdown

I know it's been ages since I posted at this site. I also know that some of the earlier breakdowns that I posted are now missing their art files. That was due to my attempt to make my flickr site searchable again. They had flagged me as NIPSA (Not in public search area). Anyhow, any future breakdowns images that I will post will be hosted at SmugMug because they aren't elitist photography snobs. Or they will be videos, like today's offering.

This is a bit old, but I also took forever getting the videos processed and uploaded. The good news for the future is I now have a director account at YouTube, so I shouldn't be limited to 10 minutes anymore. I'll test that in a week or so.

So, without further rambling, I give you the visual breakdown of the drawing that I did for the Illustration Friday topic "Superhero".

Initial sketch:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

An oldie.

"Tea" illustration for Illustration Friday done in February, 2006.

Program: Photoshop
Time to complete: No idea. It was over a year ago. Maybe 2.5 hours.

First I started with a test drawing of the Hatter's head, getting an idea of how I wanted it to look:

Then I did a sketch and started adding in vector layers:

Almost all of the vector layers are in, shown with the bulk of them at 30% opacity:

All of the layers are now in and they have their own color and I've started laying in lines on new layers, grouping the lines to the layer that they are above. I'll show why that's handy in a future video:

And here's the final illustration:

Here's the same image with all of the shapes turned off:

...and with all of the lines turned off; shapes turned on: