Another two-fer. Drawn entirely with a mouse, using a mix of the Polygonal and regular lasso tools within Photoshop. Embrace constraints.
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I repurposed a few warm-up sketches (of hands and gals) into a third composition. This adds a new context to an otherwise ordinary image.
Above is a video capture showing how I begin a vehicle illustration. The key is to start with volumetric shapes and keep in mind that all horizontal lines will converge towards vanishing points. Perspective is absolutely important for all artists to study.
I created these yesterday. My background layouts are influenced by the talented Maurice Noble and old Warner Bros. cartoons.
I’m in the process of putting Paintstorm Studio through its paces. I dig it a lot so far.
Below is the photo reference I used to create a self-portrait.
This is what my rough sketches look like. -Krishna
It never hurts to try something different. Such was the case with this guitar pedal design.
Playing with masks and textures on this one.
Remembering the late, great Martin Luther King Jr., a champion of civil rights.
Support me at the $3 or more level on Patreon, and you can download the layered Photoshop file for this illustration.
Painting with some atmosphere using Photoshop, as part of a class demo this afternoon.
I’ve only read a few stories featuring Man-Thing. His visual look is amazing.
I made an inking process video (see below).
I captured a small portion of my inking process and placed it on Youtube. -Krishna
It turns out Dr. Mindbender was a dentist before becoming a Cobra villain. Why hasn’t this fact been mined for a potential story?
Planning your composition is crucial. Below is a breakdown of how I direct the eyes around and within the composition. There are also foreground, midground and background elements, with a focal point. Plan with your principles of design before going full bore on details.
Vehicle design is one of the subjects we’ll tackle in Character and Object Design this quarter.
Last year I was approached by writer Jesse Young to illustrate a 4-page comic story based on an idea he had developed. Yesterday, all 4 pages went up and I’m super stoked with how the comic pages turned out. Below are the thumbnails I created for the story, based on Jesse’s script. And here are two pages from the completed four page story. Jesse has worked with several artists in creating fantastic short format comics. His stories cover a broad range of genres and styles, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading them all. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to […]
Here’s a sketch for bbypandaface as part of my morning warm-up.
My tribute to Lemmy Kilmister.
And here’s a distressed version…
As 2015 comes to a close, I spent some time going through the body of work I created this year to compile the best of the bunch into a printed portfolio book. Assembling a portfolio book has become an annual tradition for me. There’s something appealing about seeing one’s work in print. Making a book involves curation. It demands focus. It has a beginning, middle and an end. Plus, I love the feel of physically holding something that I made. Print isn’t dead, by any means. Below is the front cover: And here’s the back cover: For printing my portfolio […]
Saw the movie and felt inspired to create an illustration montage based on it.
In anticipation of IDW’s new ROM the Spaceknight series, I created a new illustration featuring ROM and his enemies, the Dire Wraiths.