At 10/16/12 05:55 PM, Tomsan wrote:
At 10/16/12 05:28 PM, Kinsei01 wrote:
New Perspective ink drawingLast week I made a drawing for that sniper game topic that was around. I thought it would be fairly easy, but the right perspective, even with straight lines is a bitch.
It was inspired by this piece I saw over in dA
C&C always welcome.
I can find no errors in this pic so very well done, can I ask how you did this? how did you manage to keep the lines so parralell? since that was an issue for me, I dont know of a function in photoshop that gives me reference (only horizontal and vertical reference lines) other then my eye.
Well, to start, I actually draw this by hand. but the same principles can be used in photoshop with layers. I prepped my grid on a second sheet of paper under my actual drawing. And since I drew the actual drawing on Marker paper, which is a bit more translucent, I could see the grid rather easily, making the entire process quicker and cleaner. If you don't have marker paper or tracing paper, you can use a light box or something.
Even with photoshop though, you'll still need to draw your grid yourself. Although I have seen some speed painters warp prebuilt grids to do the job, I haven't really tried it myself yet.
As for actual perspective drawing, like everything else. it takes practice. and with enough practice, as you know, things become second nature. Best advice I can give, other than the separate grid is try your best to follow your vanishing points. They will solve a ton of your perspective problems. Even if you don't break out a ruler, just keep an eye on where it is at and you'll have a bit smoother time free handing lines.
if I have to be picky the top right corner looks a bit off, but thats because those stones arent in line with the rest so you miss some perspective lines there. it creates the illusion (just a bit) that those stones are tilted towards the viewer. you can either add a similar long line like on the ground or make the stones less irregular so that they line up more to the rest.
alternatively you can just leave it like it is, which is evenly good :)
Yeah I kind of fell off there a bit didn't I?
It happens though. Kind of forgot to check my angle to the vanishing point.
I'd like to see that piece you mentioned though. If you still need some pointers on it, or future projects, here is a PDF for making proportional grids in 2 point perspective. its just one of many methods though.
Keep practicing, and thanks for the comment and critique.