September 10, 2012

color monsters and a small tutorial

didn't expected to came out with an entire monster lineup today during the downtimes at work.

again, Nate Wragg's style simplicity and effectiveness keeps inspiring me lots.

i like the idea to reproduce the feeling of a real drawing in photoshop, so here it is my small guide to how i manage to do it!

here is the plain drawing. just a black rough sketch with a color above it.
selecting "drop shadow" from the fx panel...

... i add a small sharp shadow to make the blue spot look like a paper cut.
with FILTER>BRUSH STROKE>SPATTER i add some randomness to linework and edges. (you have to flatten the image to make this effect work properly)
with FILTER>ARTISTIC>ROUGH PASTELS i add some paper texture and pastel melting (again, the image need to be flatten to make it work as above)
finally i add one of my fav paper textures in normal mode around 20%. and here it is, done! =)
here and here a link to my texture paper. hope you enjoy and find useful this small tutorial!

September 6, 2012

CGMA Character Design Classes with Nate Wragg pt.2

again, working around silhouette clarity and shape language and playing with thin vs big / straight versus round.


i had chance to study and reproduce the styles of some great artists, in this case it's Ronald Searle and Jay Ward animation style.
Jay Ward animation style study

Ronald Searle's style study