Monday, November 29, 2010

on the table: 11292010 - i no heart motorcycles!

Pictured above is a screenshot of my photoshop document window. I would consider these my "pencils" - I've been working on this book completely digital, either on my modbook or cintiq. I've been approaching the same way I would a traditional page... i pencil things out using a 3-5 pixel brush set @ around 40% opacity - keep working it up until I like where things are going.
Eventually I'll save a jpg and send it over to my editor - if things look good, I'll get the OK to "ink" them - Pictured below is a crop of one of the pages I'm currently building up "ink" wise.


When I was drawing westerns, I would grumble about the horses... All the horses... Now that I'm working on Metal Locus... I have had to do a ton of motorcycles. Things like motorcycles, cars and guns slow me down a bit cause of they must be consistent- all those sharp and straight lines, mechanical parts, their construction, etc... for me organic shapes and objects are easier for me to envision... err... except for horses...

I suppose thats why they say it's important to draw EVERYTHING and then when you're done, do it again. Cause eventually... sooner than later... you'll probably come across it in a script. I, unfortunately, haven't drawn everything there is. I do however have google images and a friend with a neat motorcycle.






4 comments:

carynatate said...

But you do such great horses! :) Awesome post - glad to see the new stuff you're working on. Looks great!

Gary Fitzgerald said...

hey.. so are you mac all the way or do you mix it up? I've got a windows desktop.. but I'm thinking of getting a modbook.. doesn't seem like there's anything else like it out there..

larry e. watts II said...

gary- i'm using windows on my desktop & cintiq - and I just save the files over for use on the modbook/mac - a good alternative to the modbook is the motion computing le 1600 - waaay cheaper.

Gary Fitzgerald said...

looking for something that would be my second unit when I'm out of the house (home pc is windows).. don't want to replicate all my software for the mac platform but then the le 1600 doesn't look very robust (and has a very short battery life)..

might just get a plain old laptop..