Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sketchbook updates > 5 years +

Hi guys, it's been a while since I updated this blog,
been working at 343 industries for the last months.

I've been updating my online sketchbook everyday.
Actually I'm proud to say that it's been 5 years
of constant daily posts with new artwork, here's the link:

Robogabo daily sketchbook

(The Thread is located in the exclusive sketchbooks section
so you need to be logged in)

Also here's another Diorama image I did for my portfolio.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Charging up - tutorial

Here is a copy paste of a tutorial I did:

1) Do blocks of color, 
you can use an old illustration you did or a photo ref.

2)Draw the perspective lines and major blocks, 
get a feeling for the space.

3)On top of it start painting and define the overall, 
don't focus on a tiny area.

4)Start zooming in and polishing, or poping elements, 
is a good idea to use some soft edge brushes 
in combination with hard edge ones.

5)On a new layer draw the silhouette of the mecha, 
and charcaters and repeat steps 1-4 on them.

6)Use some masking selection and gradients to pop things more, 
maybe play with the brightness and contrast too. 
Use filters to taste, crop and save :-D

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Red Fraction Mecha

Started this working on the silhouette for each character, 
then made a layer on top and sketched with linework all shapes.

Worked the colors for the girl and mecha, 
and picked a red background and greenish light.

Merged all in one layer, on that started cleaning the whole thing 
and rendering it, at the end cut and move or distort parts 
and elements and played with some layer effects, 
trying not to burn or loose the original rendering too much.


Happy new year 2009 to everyone!