Project ADC-1 update. I’ve been changing my art process over the last 2 weeks and believe I’ve found a way to speed up without sacrificing too much quality: Skip the line drawing and go straight to painting.
For the next 2 weeks of this Make An eComic project I will continue to focus on concept art. However my original estimate for how long the concept art stage would take is looking to be way off the mark.
If the deadline is the priority I need to come up with some kind of genius idea for getting back on track …
Work Completed During The Last 2 Weeks:
Idea Brainstorming: –
Character Design: –
High Level Plot: –
Concept Art: Completed Sylen Benevolen 2nd concept and Iyeon concept.
I’m done with my winged panther digital painting. The background was done using Manga Studio’s water colour brush set at a really big brush size. I also tried out the snap to grid feature when drawing in the gold border. The total time taken was 5 hours, less than half the time of my previous picture so I think I will stick with this new process.
I’ve given Iyeon the Winged Panther some more definition on his hind legs and also given him some armour. The membrane of his wings now also has a redish tinge to it which I thought would look more natural – not sure when I last saw a winged panther in the wild though …
After taking 13 hours over my previous picture I thought I’d try out a faster technique. This time I’ve missed out the line drawing stage and gone straight to digital painting. I used a reference photo, Manga Studio and the Wacom Intuos3. This black panther digital painting took 2 hours. Next I will paint one with bat-wings and some armour!