Friday, February 17, 2012
Because I'm at meat-headed as any Chicago fan will be, I want to add Mr. #1 himself (yes Derrick Rose) as a part of my portfolio. I originally did a sketch of him last year in May. And since we are in the middle of the season and hes as big as any athlete here at the moment. I thought "why not"?
So at top is the original image I found on google, there are a shit load of D Rose images so this one didn't take long to find. Then is my bad 2-D rendering of him, I think I did it under an hour but for a finished B&W version I needed something with more punch...so I took the original, scanned it and.....
Voila! A digital drawing of D Rose!...as Stacey King would say...HOT SAUCE!! Colors to be added soon. :)
So here's where I'm at right now, this one really kicked my ass for a couple of days because the original inked version didn't pan out so well once I laid color on top. But! I did rework it enough where I'm preeeeeeeety satisfied....so still have to smooth out the lower half of his jersey to call it a day. Also I was conflicted with his face, I worked it over and over and over...so I had to settle on something similar to the source image, but like I said I have to stop at one point, right! ....Well anyways, check out!
I notice this particular piece has gotten a bit of traffic. If any one is interested in commissioned pieces. Feel free to ask!! just email me.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Heres is where I am at for this particular piece. I'm still working out tones and trying to keep em soft (to a point) this is really an attempt to settle for a 'bread and butter' technique of coloring. So I probably should have settled for a simpler subject but this has been a character I have had in the works since my college days (yes I'm an old man!) So I wanna show this dude some love and give him a little bit of LIFE!!
More to come :)
So I continued to refine the black and white version of the character and then added flat color on top (all in PS) one thing I am struggling with is whether to focus more on realism or stylized version of this character...I'm going with it though as I go along, almost as if I'm letting the character define it for itself. I'm guessing it might be a hybrid of both but lets see how it comes along? Right now the colors are very unsaturated and it needs more color, but its a comfortable start for me to move along for improvement. Check it out yourself?
*Update* Here finally is the final color, after weeks of reworking my color technique and workflow (about 3 and some change) I came to a point where I was satisfied with my character. The only thing missing is aome textures plugged in to give detail but I really want to get started on the next one and will try to incorporate some textures in my workflow.
Hope you like it!!