Project ADC-1: 11 September 2015

 

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:

  1. Idea Brainstorming:
  2. Character Design:
  3. High Level Plot:
  4. Script:
  5. Concept Art: Completed Sylen Benevolen 2nd concept and Iyeon concept.
  6. Storyboard:
  7. Full Art:
  8. Lettering:
  9. Package As .cbz:
  10. Testing:
  11. Publishing:

Work Planned For The Next 2 Weeks:

  1. Idea Brainstorming:
  2. Character Design:
  3. High Level Plot:
  4. Script:
  5. Concept Art:
    1. Castle Ruins
    2. Kopath The Giant
    3. Umia The Maiden
  6. Storyboard:
  7. Full Art:
  8. Lettering:
  9. Package As .cbz:
  10. Testing:
  11. Publishing:

 

Winged Panther Digital Painting 1E

Winged Panther Digital Painting 1E
Winged Panther Digital Painting 1E

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.

Winged Panther Digital Painting 1D

Winged Panther Digital Painting 1D
Winged Panther Digital Painting 1D

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 …

Winged Panther Digital Painting 1C

I’ve been working on a winged panther digital painting.  Again I’m skipping the line drawing stage and going straight to painting.  Time spent is at around 3 hours so far in Manga Studio.

Here he is, Iyeon the Winged Panther:

Black Panther Digital Painting Practice

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!

Black Panther Digital Painting 1
Black Panther Digital Painting 1