Sorry for the hold up on this post. Been meaning to post it all last week, but got too busy.
Anyway, a lot more went into this one than normal. Just couldn't nail down which I liked better. In the end I went with the strongest idea from early on in the sketches.
Hope you dig it.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
G.I. ROBOT process
Posted by Mike Hawthorne at 6:51 PM
Labels: Comic Twart, G.I. ROBOT, How to, pencils, sketchbook, Sketches
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Awesome stuff. Love seeing the process stuff. I think the extra time spent shows, as the final piece is fucking Schweet! There are some serious inking techniques going on in the finish. I particularly dig the work on the T-rex's skin and G I Robot's uniform. Bonkers!
Wow nice process work man. Very thorough.
Jeff - Thanks, man. Yeah, a little more inky then normal. Wanted to do high contrast with little to no modeling.
Alejandro - Cool, glad you enjoyed it. I love seeing process stuff myself. :)
I love seeing your process, man. The construction is rock-fucking-solid.
And the way you spotted your blacks in the final is impeccable.
Thanks, Steve! I appreciate it :)
Interesting to see you shift away from the lower, side camera angle shot to the straight on view of the GI Robot character. With the last two, you've been pushing the camera angles (Torpedo and Rocketeer). Not that it was bad by any means, just interesting that you moved away from that great angle shot in the 7th scan.
I went with the straight on shot because of scale. From the side, and below, you have the appearance of the hero being bigger then the threat he faced. I wanted the opposite.
Thanks for posting all the steps. I've seen people post pencils-inks-colours many's a time, but its rare to include the development sketches for the head and such.
Great work too :D
No problem. I get asked about how to make comics more then just about anything else. So I figure it's best to show my "pro tools" and let people figure out what works for them.
Then, when those artists get better I can steal from them and it's one big circle of getting better-at-art-badassedness :)
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