Sep 23, 2012

So much dicking around

This should be so much further, but I've barely touched it in a few days...I just spent a few minutes making some choices about a few things. I didn't like the way the girl's body and legs weren't straddling the beast properly. His feet weren't very convincing, or masculine. I tried a few different female figures and beefed up the feet. Not sure I'll keep the daisy dukes. 


I'm kind of treating this one like a painting where I work and step back, work and step back. This is somewhat rare, I usually go right at it, a lot faster. Not sure what philosophy is best. Probably the other one. 

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10 comments:

Fitzzz said...

Please lose the helmet. other than that looking great.!!

Derek Ring said...

LOL, you know it costs a lot to give me directions, right? And don't try none of that reverse psychology either, y'hear? I'm onto you, Fitzzz.

Fitzzz said...

Wouldn't try any of that R.P. on you Derek
I mean the helmet realllly looks neat...
Reverse osmosis.

Mark said...

What application are you creating this in? Photoshop?

Derek Ring said...

Illustrator. Always AI, some PS afterward, if I need overall color adjustments or something like that.

Mark said...

Does that mean all of your work is vector based?

Derek Ring said...

If it isn't pencil or paint, yes.

This is what the dragon's face looks like.

http://abnormalbrain.bizland.com/Vector_dragon.jpg

In older versions of AI, we used to have to work in this Outline mode.

Mark said...

I do a fair amount of work in Inkscape (which is another vector based program). When I do, I use the different shape objects, or the bezier tool to draw the items I want (with a mouse) and then modify the object paths using the handles.

Do you work this way, or do you use a tablet and the pencil/pen tool to draw the picture and then make any adjustment to the handles afterwards?

The fact that you do these pictures in a vector based program is simply astounding (to me).

Derek Ring said...

All of the above. And I design brushes to apply the strokes. I'm familiar with Inkscape, tried it a few years ago. It's a little more stripped down, if I remember. Thanks!

Mark said...

Why do you use Illustrator over Photoshop? Wouldn't it be easier to just straight out draw this piece? (I'm not criticizing, just curious.)