At 5/10/12 06:48 AM, NiteCrow wrote:
At 5/9/12 10:24 PM, PatBest22 wrote:
I've been lazy so here's some sketch I did to practice proportions and awesome suits of armor.Awesome suits of armor indeed! Kudos to you, good sir, but might i ask you? Is this drawn digitaly or ye olde paper and pen style, then scanned? Also, how long did it take you to move from pen and paper to tablets and stuff? I'm currently suffering from the transition, as my digital skills take me atleast twice as long to draw something : /
About the witch. Badass armor, can't wait for the full coloring. But the small hands and arms problem + the oversized hips (compared to the whole body) kinda ruins it a little. Could you be so kind and try to fix it? Anyway, awesomeness is detected in your thread, keep it up!
First of all, thanks! I've got problems making clothes look real-like so a solution I found long ago was to hide it under armor, MORE ARMOR, LOTS AND LOTS OF ARMOR, so I've gotten quite good at armor :P
Most of the stuff I do these days are digital, just like this drawing, although I do enjoy the feel of good old pencil and paper. The transition to digital took me between a few weeks to four months, although this might be shorter than it should have since it seems most people use an Intuos tablet whereas I've got a Cintiq.
The intuos ( I've got a bamboo too, for my laptop, which is a really cheap version of it, but I understand how it works and what the difference is ) forces you to draw on one surface and watch the lines on another surface, completely breaking any kind of hand-eye coordination you used to have for drawing.
For the Cintiq, it's not that bad, the lines still appear where your hand is, if slightly off from the pen's tip due to the screen thickness. I've gotten used to this by not aiming my lines using the pen but the cursor.
So just for the lines, it took me a few weeks, but once that was done I had to get used to all the other stuff for digital art. Over the course of a semester-long school project which ended last week, I've experimented with all sorts of stuff on photoshop to learn and adapt. I still don't know what 85% of the stuff on photoshop is for so I suppose I'm not done learning. But now I can color well, do some nice shading, etc...