Monday, September 1, 2008

He's called Ghoul, don't ever call him Nate

It's been a lot of seriousness lately, and I think we all need a break. This was meant to just be a character sketch to begin with, so I tried a lot of new techniques that I thought of or picked up from here and there. To begin with I drew the sketch on real paper, scanned it and then drew the outlines again on top of the old ones, because I have yet to figure out how to make scanned imagines good outlines. Gave me the chance to correct some flaws on the original sketch too. Next came the flats. I only heard of flats recently, which should tell you how nooby I am at digital coloring. Google it, or better yet YouTube it, if you don't know what it is. The most genious thing since... I dunno, the start of digital coloring? Made everything insanely much easier and faster, which is why I felt I had time and interest left to make a real background with.

I feel pretty good about myself right now :P But more than anything, I have fallen in love with my tree. That tree, right behind him on that hill. Isn't it the prettiest thing you've ever seen?


Kristin said...

Uhm, sure. Very pretty... But I'm very impressed with the colouration on this one! The coat looks very much "alive" and the same goes for all the surfaces - they seem to have much more texture than the ones you've done before, at least the ones I've seen.

Kristin said...

Oh, and if you want some (constructive, hopefully) negative criticism (you'll get wether you want or not) I think you need to work on the boots. The coat is great, the face, hood and jeans are good but the boots look very two-dimensional. Especially the left one.

Nightflyer said...

Come to think of it... I had no reason at all not to tell you that this picture rocks. I just figured that you would somehow know that anyway.

I think you are getting better and better at this. ^^ I especially like his face. Keep putting your stuff here because I really like following the progress. =]

Iceye said...

Haha, thanks, both of you! Yes, I cheated on the boots, shoes are hard and boring =P Thought I'd get away with it, but I'll do better next time ^^

Sara said...

Pretty, pretty. I especially like the part the moon and the sky around it for some reason. It's so...shiny.

I agree with Nightflyer, keep posting your pics here. Me want see every one XD