Monthly Archives: July 2015
A work in process. I added the tires and other elements on a separate layer from the original red pencils.
I found a VW Beetle with a jet engine attached on its back, and immediately knew I had to capture it on paper. -Krishna
I finished up this piece to use as part of a coloring demo for my Concept Design course tomorrow afternoon. I started with flat colors, then worked in highlights / shadows, after which I applied a few subtle textures. I find it best to treat coloring in stages; it helps to work with a limited color palette too. -Krishna
I thought it would be amusing to draw ROM, Spaceknight as a Ghostbuster. Because reasons.
Imagining Bob as a vigilante just brings a smile to my face.
A little piece I drew last night, based on a photo reference I came across on Pinterest.
More fun and games with the mouse and Photoshop’s lasso tool.
Just a sampling of visual notes I plan to share with my Concept Design class later today. For more on volumetric forms, check out a video I created on how to draw arms and legs using tapered cylinders. You may also want to watch the video I made on combining volumetric shapes.
Above is my process work taking a character from silhouette to final inks and tones.
Keeping loose inks for a quick warmup.
Some process work to start my Thursday morning… Rough pencils: Inks: Color and Texture:
Spending a few minutes sketching out some fancy pedal cars and an assortment of other vehicles. -Krishna
More color experimentation continues, with a wizard convention goer. Draw every day!
Experimenting with more inking and texture techniques, featuring Universal’s horror classic: The Wolfman!
It looks like two popular but defunct toy-inspired comics (ROM, Spaceknight and the Micronauts) will be making a comeback to comics in 2016. This is exciting – and I hope that the new comics live up to my ridiculously high expectations. With the image above, I was hoping to capture the faded and yellowed look of a comic book illustration from the time period. Halftone dots were added, as were subtle color registration “errors” to give the piece a more authentic look. -Krishna
More practice with lips and teeth. -Krishna
Sketching some female head studies, using references found on Pinterest. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
The importance of daily sketching can’t be understated. How can one improve without practice? I earmark a small chunk of time every day to creating sketches. I utilize references from sites like Pinterest when drawing. Draw outside your comfort zone. By that, I mean: draw things you usually don’t draw. Break down objects into volumetric shapes. Work on line confidence. Through daily study and rigor, you will see improvement over time. -Krishna
Not a huge fan of Batman (I’m only fond of the TV series, really.), but I wanted to give this a shot.
Another warm-up featuring a “selfie” (oh how I hate that term), experimenting with another customized Manga Studio brush.
I experimented a bit with a new custom “marker” brush in Manga Studio, using the base G-pen settings as a starting point. -Krishna