Oct 2, 2009
Detail Makes It
Oh boy, has this been a strung out week! But a good one, I'm not complaining. I achieved something I didn't think I had in me, a highly detailed body of armor and wings. My hand, wrist, and eyes have gone out on me at least twice! Well, that might be an exaggeration, but they've been pretty sore. The piece is an 8x10 custom request from my etsy shop. The development of this piece comes from many manga/anime style characters. Way cool to see and admire, but to draw their kind of armor is intense. I highly respct those that can draw it, but man, I don't know how they do it over and over and over again. Or course, they're awfully darn smart...I on the other hand know very little engineering.
Nonetheless, the hard part is over. He's drawn fully on tracing paper. Inking is going to take a good amount of time, but at least it's only tracing. Color, that's going to be interesting and I'm anxious to see how it pans out. One reason I did the shadows in photoshop is I don't want to have to think about it when I'm thinking about color. There's a light above his head, but it's at night time. Then you have the sword of fire. Very strong, but unique sources of light.
But, the rest of the week I'm off to a womans retreat, much needed, and will get to inking/color of this fine lad on Monday. :)