Monday, January 26, 2015

Warrior Wolf

Another one in the can! I have some what of a back story for these two, but I would love to explore it further. Maybe even redesign a few things on both characters, and do a animation test to see each of their personality traits. Right now I know their region of the world is mostly desert and that the Warrior built the Robotic Wolf. At times she rides on his back to travel quicker or during battles, BUT they are friends and equals.

I really wanted to get across that they are a team. Which is why the Wolf's arms and hind legs share a similar design to the Warrior's shoes, pants, and arm bands. If the scene took place during the day, you could see they share some what of a similar color scheme as well.

Below is the coloring process. (1) I started off with a rough quick render to see what  colors could work best. After having an idea in mind of where I wanted to go with the colors, I started the real rendering (2). At the end of (2), I started to show the illustration around to some friends to see what stood out to them. Most of the feedback was to show more form with the light. The last image (3) is where I went with the feedback.

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Monday, January 19, 2015


Early last week I started thinking about colors and went online to look for some ref. After putting down some rough color patches, I decided to combine two of them (top left and bottom right) and ended up with the bottom center image. After that I added some colors for the glows, rim lights, and the sky as well.

Over all I think this helped out, and think I'll use this exercise on the next illustration.

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Monday, January 12, 2015


I've started working on the background for my new illustrations this past week. At first it was a very simple background, too simple in fact. Then I remember what Scott McCloud had mention in his book Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels,

"Want to know the secret of drawing great backgrounds? Don't think of them as "Backgrounds!" These are ENVIRONMENTS. The places your characters exist within. Not Just Backgrounds to throw behind them as an afterthought."

What great advice. I remember reading this for the first time and everything just clicked. A lot of it has to do with either knowing what things look like from life experience, or doing research to find out. I use to try to fake it by drawing what I thought looked right, but over the last couple of years, I've been doing the research and I think its paying off.

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Monday, January 5, 2015


I started doing some inking. Still have more to go, but its a start. Thanks for stopping by!