Thursday, February 17, 2011

Render sketches





When I returned from holidays someone had left a large A3 style calendar on my desk. I thought ...'Great I can mark off relevant dates right here in front of me'. I then noticed that the calendar was for the year 2009, obviously what I thought was an act of generosity was actually someone cleaning out their trash and dumping it on my desk.
Being the ever resourceful fellow, I flipped it over and I use it as a sketch pad for when I'm waiting for my computer to finish whatever calculation it's doing at the time. The top sketch (Hulk or Frankenstein's  monster) was sketched in blue biro. I then took it into Photoshop to ad the colour.

2 comments:

Jeffrey Scott Arnold said...

What method do you use to color drawings w/ Photoshop? Of course without having to type 5 thousand words to explain it...

Pete Mullins said...

Jeff...
I usually start with a sketch and then scan that in. I set that layer in Photoshop to 'multiply' and then colour underneath that.

At some stage (if the work is going to end up as a digital painting)I merge my layers and start painting over the sketch and colour.

I rarely work with more than a couple of layers. I always get to a point where I am happy and collapse the layers down.

I'm starting to 'sketch' more on the computer via a Wacom tablet these days. The technique is still pretty much the same though.