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Making of: Tanja

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The illustrator workflow of my OC, Tanja
Music by: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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A lot of work into that seemingly so simple scorpion symbol! Makes me realize I really should learn masks properly, instead of vectoring in lines/blocks of colors whenever I want that colorshift-over-lines effect. Nice speedpaint!


Okay, so it ain't like you was trying for Shakespeare or something... lol...
I do have an interest in these timelapse drawing operations... For one, why is it that you artists pretty much always start with something already sketched on the screen? Personally I'm just curious about it. It would seem to me, if you want to mystify and show off to the audience, I might advice you start with nothing at all, let it seem to organically develop (if you can pull that off) through the time in your show / post.
Other than that, for a timelapse, not bad... It is cool to see some of the inner works of creative process and how an artist might arrive at a conclusion...
Keep it up, looking for more...

BugMcVagh responds:

I have to sketch out the characters first cause otherwise the character would fall apart. Its hard to just jump into something without a plan. I'll might film the sketching process if I get a bigger room/table, but considering how much I move around while drawing ( I know, it's a bad habit xĐ ), I really don't see how it could be solved. Anyway, I work on some more mechanical stuff without sketch, perhaps some simpler characters who's design are closer to the modern cartoons nowadays, perhaps I'll film some of those, although those would be full of trial and error since I'm doing the design phase at the same time, trying out shapes and stuff and than trash and restart all the time...
Anyway, thanks for the feedback! I'll post more! ^^

You have a great sense of shape, if that makes any sense? It's really cool to see how you manipulated the shapes and lines to get your desired effect. And the whole bit with the shoe laces was pretty cool to watch too! The video is also a reasonable length! Keep up the good work!

BugMcVagh responds:

I'm guessing it's about the shape that I choose to start with for each piece and that I get along well with bezier curves... ^^ Man, I was trying to avoid the shoelace for a realy long time... xĐ