I’ve been putting a lot of time into my cintiq work lately. My goal is to make this new tool as easy to use as a pencil to paper.
I have tons of work finished so far, much of it is rough and my own experimenting. I filtered out the really rough stuff to show a few things that show some “Aha!”moments where some things really have started to click.
One important thing that I had set off to do after some artistic speed bumps was to create my own brush in photoshop. It took a loooooong time to find one that worked the way I wanted it to. And finally I came up with one that really suits what I need it to do. It’s kind of a cross between a paint brush and a pencil. Really happy with it!
On to the practice work (all that’s fit to show anyway)…
Yes, I did the obligatory eye shot. Working on skin textures and accuracy:
Next up was an alien profile. Wanted to work in light and shadow on this guy so black and white only:
And, speaking of black and white only, I went back over a very old storyboard frame that was originally done in pencil. A shot of a ghoul losing her head for the movie Devil’s Den:
I decided to do a few boards in photoshop only on the cintiq. This is one of several frames that I had rolling around my head as something visually interesting to try – animals that mimicked people’s hair or clothing. A fluffy bird of paradise being held by a girl with big hair:
The last image I’ll show today is one of the few that I’ve been spending a bit more time on. The last ones each took maybe 30-40 minutes each (for some that’s still way too long). On this one I took my time and didn’t keep track of how long it’s been. It’s still a work in progress and it’s coming along well enough to keep me interested!:
Mainly my goal for all of this is to gain more work. It’s part of my daily regimen to work on my cintiq as long as I do traditionally or sculpting…so yeah, a lot of artwork going on here. 🙂
More to come!