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Category Archives: Digital Illustration Lessons
I got a little carried away with the Sketch of the Day this time around, as you can see: Cory Walker has been doing a new Supergirl redesign every Wednesday as part of his “Sketch of the Day” series, which … Continue reading
You don’t have to be a filmmaker to know if you like a movie or not, and to offer a critique of it. You don’t have to be an author to know if you like a book or not, and … Continue reading
I thought you might like to see how an illustration is put together. After the jump I’ll post an edited image I created while putting together Ian’s prize for winning Caption Contest 42.
I’ve posted about this before elsewhere, but I thought you might enjoy seeing how an illustration for a magazine or role playing game happens from start to finish. I begin with the art specification (spec) from the art director: Character … Continue reading
The illustration for Mideios, the contest finalist, is going very well. I’ve gotten approval on the black and white lineart, and though you might like to see how it’s going so far (click the image for a larger, non-pixelated version): … Continue reading
Maybe you want to see the character you’ve designed in a pose unavailable in the HeroMachine. Maybe you want to try freehanding your own illustration, but you’re not very good at drawing the basic figure. To help you out, I’ve … Continue reading
Sometimes I get the impression that non-artists think illustrations just leap full-blown and ready-made from the pen to paper, already fully formed and perfect. My friend, nothing could be further from the truth. The odds are that the image you … Continue reading
A while back I posted a quick tour of how you can use layers to improve your digital illustrations. But not everyone has a Wacom pen tablet, Photoshop, and Flash. Or even a computer. So how can you improve your … Continue reading
One of the key advantages to using Flash as my illustration platform is that I can easily steal from myself. Take the example of Harry Kruger, NASA bigshot: Harry is a character by Neil Ma from the Uberworld Play By … Continue reading