Okay, so here’s the deal with these drawings. I’m not convinced that these are the best drawings I could do. I kind of want to keep noodling around with them. On the other hand, I want to get this done, since it’s just a test, so I have to say, “good enough” and keep going.
I started coloring the drawings as you can see:
I started drawing shadows on the drawings above but I didn’t get to the other ones yet. As you can see, I just colored in the “flat” colors on everything. I’m planning to find a fast way to make these drawings look more “rendered” without it taking forever to do. My plan is to add the shadow and lighter tones using a hard edge like I’ve done above. I’ve found, trying to find the right “planes” of the figure to darken, very tricky. Once I’m done, I’ll use the texture brushes to put in the firm, soft and lost edges. I hope that speeds things up. This is really going to show me how long it’s going to take to do this.
I put in the correct colored sky in the drawing below, just to see how it will look.
I decided to put the drawing below here so you can see the final pull out camera move.
I’ve been thinking a lot about how long it’s taking me to do this. I’m trying to figure out a faster way to do this so that I can work on it when I’m not on the computer. It would speed things up, so much more. I may have to come up with a system where I draw some of my roughs on paper, scan them in and clean them up on the computer. That way, I can also work on this when I have some free time at home instead of just working on this during lunch time at work. Even so, I think in the end, the coloring process might be the longest and most laborious part of this project. I hope it doesn’t bore me. This is suppose to be fun.
This is taking a long time and I apologize if you’re getting tired of basically seeing the same drawing over and over. That said, this IS the process. Granted, only doing this in 30 minute chunks everyday, does make the process go at crawl. Believe me, I’m feeling it. I want it to be over so I can get to the next step. Which leads me to think that I’m being too precious about all this and I might be going about it all wrong. Perhaps I should just be rougher with the final product. That way I can finish it sooner than later. I’ll really have to think about it this.
Okay, so here’s what I’ve done this week:
I’ve added shadows to all the drawings and began changing up the edges on them a bit. I’ve also added some core shadows to parts of the drawings. My plan is to continue adding core shadows where needed and then I’m going to add a few slight highlights or lighter areas to places that might need it. I hope to have that all done by next week. Once I do, it will basically be done. The tricky part once I’m done doing it though, is figuring out a way to show you what the finished product looks like. I’ll figure that out, once I get there.