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TimWinkelman
03-09-2009, 04:10 AM
Here is the first post for my daily sketches with the scorecard:

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/ScoreCard.jpg

TimWinkelman
03-09-2009, 04:18 AM
Here are some of the first sketches I did in this forum:

1724 - concept art: Space Zoo
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/cgsketch1724.jpg
This was done in Painter, mainly with the charcoal brushes and then some digital watercolor om top.

1730 - Vertigo
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1730.jpg
Done in Painter with the scratchboard tool and flat color pen. It's Dr. Seuss on a unicycle.

The next 3 are test drawings for Manga Studio:

1732 - The Charge
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSKetch1732.png

1733 - Virus
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1733.png

1734 - Secret Wedding
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1734.png

TimWinkelman
03-15-2009, 05:44 AM
1735 - The Bill 45 min in Manga Studio
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1735.jpg
It's a mallard duck. Playing around with the Airbrushes and blur tools in Manga Studio here, just to see what they can do. I don't think I will ever really use this program to do anything in color.


1738 - The Lost Soul 45 min in Manga Studio
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1738.png
Getting some practice with the pen tools in Manga Studio because that is what I need to do. Plastic model kit skull used as a reference.

TimWinkelman
07-07-2009, 05:55 AM
Painter 45 min.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch11850.jpg

Mostly playing with the airbrush.

TimWinkelman
11-04-2009, 04:30 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1968.jpg



Famous bad man Stagolee with a brand new stetson hat.



About 35 min in Painter. I drew this in gray and then spent a little extra time with image adjustments to get the sepia tone photo effect.

TimWinkelman
11-06-2009, 03:04 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1969.jpg

50 min in Painter X.1

TimWinkelman
11-09-2009, 03:58 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1973.jpg

About 25 mins in Painter X.1 using the Artist's Oils brushes. I think I proved that I can make the same kind of muddy mess on the computer that I can with real oil paints.

TimWinkelman
11-09-2009, 11:20 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1974.jpg

About 35 min in Painter X.1 using the Acrylic brushes.

TimWinkelman
11-11-2009, 12:22 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSKetch1975.jpg

About 45 min in Painter X.1.

Going all the way back to the battle of Jericho here. I guess we can call this mess a learning experience because it was mostly an unsuccessful attempt to use some brushes I don't normally use. Started with the guache brushes and had trouble because the opaque paint wanted to completely cover my sketch lines and most of the guache brushes lag so bad they are unusable. Then I tried digital watercolor and it was smearing the brown sketch lines all over. Finally, I just gave up and finished coloring with the digital airbrush.

This whole thing probably would have worked better if the line drawing layer was kept on top, but I don't think I want to work that way for these kind of quick sketches. Maybe it would be better for a longer painting.

TimWinkelman
11-12-2009, 11:41 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1977.jpg

30 min in Painter X.1 using the chalk brushes. Another experiment with unfamiliar brushes I can't control that might not be very good for quick sketching.

TimWinkelman
11-13-2009, 11:56 PM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1978.jpg

40 min in X.1 using the Acrylic brushes. So far, these are some of my favorite brushes in Painter. Getting psychedelic here with Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane. We built this city on Rock and Roll!

I'm not completely happy with the paint on the figure here. I used the wet brushes too much because the transparent paint wouldn't hide all my sketch lines. More bold strokes with opaque paint would have been better. In future sketches, I think I will keep a copy of the sketch lines on the top layer so I can paint more aggresively without worrying about losing anything.

TimWinkelman
11-16-2009, 03:57 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1980.jpg

About 50 min in Manga Studio EX 4. I tried to incorporate a bunch of weird japanese stuff into this drawing.

This was a test of drawing in color in Manga Studio. It is really better for black and white ink lines. I think that black lines would have helped this drawing, but I ran out of time while I was struggling with the color.

TimWinkelman
11-17-2009, 02:09 AM
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1981.jpg

About 35 min in Painter X using the charcoal brushes. I think I like these a lot better than the chalk brushes I tried to use a few days ago. I'm not completely sure because I tried to go straight to color with the chalk and that usually doesn't work for me because I get the values wrong and end up with not enough contrast. I drew this one in gray and then went over the top with a colorize layer and a few other layer types.

TimWinkelman
11-17-2009, 10:17 PM
About 30 min in Painter X using the Conte brushes for the gray version:

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1982_BW.jpg

Another 20 min for color:

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1982_Color.jpg

I went over the top with the digital airbrush using a colorize layer to add color, a multiply layer for some darker colors and shadows and a screen layer to make it glow.

This drawing was inspired by Wolfenstein and a few other recent games where a character goes into an alternate reality dimension.

TimWinkelman
11-20-2009, 01:37 AM
25 min in Painter X

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1983.jpg

Second attempt because the first was so terrible I started over. Lots of screen layers with the glow brush and digital airbrush. Scratchboard tool for flames.

TimWinkelman
11-24-2009, 02:51 AM
50 min in Painter X

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1986.jpg

A pig cop from Duke Nukem. Trying out the Pastel brushes today and most of them weren't working very well for me. I ended up doing most of this with the Artist Pastel Chalk and the Round X-Soft Pastel 30.

TimWinkelman
11-25-2009, 12:37 AM
50 min in Painter X
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1987.jpg

This is based on the Taxi pinball table. Gorby wants a ride, but our driver is distracted by the woman in the red dress.

This is another learning experience where the drawing didn't really go right. I decided to try out the Digital Watercolor brushes by using only those brushes for this picture. I can't really recommend this approach because you are stuck with what you put on the page with no way to fix it. Trying to repaint problem areas only makes the colors darker or more intense and the mistakes stand out more. I kind of like Digital Watercolor and will probably use it again, but next time I will let myself use it with some other more opaque brushes that will let me repaint anything that isn't right.

TimWinkelman
11-27-2009, 08:07 PM
65 min in Painter X

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1988.jpg

Decided to go with a Swiss Army Wrench here. Colored Pencils on Pebble Board. This was my first time using these brushes and I was just beginning to figure out how to make them work at the end of the drawing. The light blue background may have been a poor choice because so much of it ended up showing through the other colors or blending into them. Something more neutral or darker probably would have been better. The course texture is really killing me here. It reminds me of doing chalk drawings on really rough pavement. Next time I use these brushes, it will be on different paper with a finer texture.

TimWinkelman
11-29-2009, 04:41 AM
Around 45 min in Painter X
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch1990.jpg

Drew this in gray with the Conte Brushes and then colored with Digital Airbrush.

TimWinkelman
04-14-2010, 04:49 AM
30 min in Manga studio

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2125.gif
Playing around with some different pens and rulers here because I need to use them in some upcoming projects.

TimWinkelman
04-14-2010, 07:26 PM
40 min in Painter
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2126.jpg
Mostly trying to play with the Watercolor and Digital Watercolor brushes here and having problems because they can lag pretty badly if I make them as large as I wanted to. Finished up with a Gouache brush.

TimWinkelman
07-09-2010, 02:11 AM
20 Min in Manga Studio
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2212.gif

Just a quick sketch of bees here. I was trying the classic pen stylus and I find that I like it a lot better than the grip pen. It is more accurate and feels more like a real pencil.

TimWinkelman
07-10-2010, 04:35 AM
50 min in Painter X
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2213.jpg

Trying to a digital pencil sketch of the Creature from the Black Lagoon using the Colored Pencil brushes. This was a little wierd for me because I am used to shading with a pencil, and these brushes stayed the same shade of gray no matter how hard I pressed. I am going to try some of the regular pencil brushes to see if they work more like pencils.

TimWinkelman
07-14-2010, 01:55 AM
55 min in Painter X
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2217.jpg

Boris Karloff as the Mummy. Mostly playng around with the airbrushes and lasso tool here.

TimWinkelman
07-20-2010, 11:33 PM
About an hour in Painter X
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2223.jpg

I tried to imagine an alien from the movies taking over a tree instead of humans. I don't think this one is very successful, it was mostly a struggle with some unfamiliar tools. I was also trying to work by starting with mostly monochromatic color. I don't think that works for me. I will be going back to doing a grayscale image and then coloring it.

TimWinkelman
07-26-2010, 01:58 AM
About 40 min in Painter X
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSKetch2229.jpg

TimWinkelman
07-26-2010, 11:25 PM
55 min in Painter X
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSKetch2228gray.jpg

Another hour and 15 minutes for color
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSKetch2228color.jpg
Color is mostly Watercolor and Digital Airbrush painted on top of an image that is a blend of the grayscale and a copy of the grayscale with sepia browns gradient applied. I spent a lot of coloring time cleaning up my sloppy oversprays and trying to figure out how to make the watercolor brushes do what I wanted them to do.

TimWinkelman
02-14-2011, 04:13 AM
About 50 min in Painter X

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2413.jpg

I haven't done any digital drawing for a long time and it really felt like it was fighting me. Mostly the chalk brushes and digital airbrush used here.

TimWinkelman
02-14-2011, 04:27 AM
About 50 min in Painter X

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2414.jpg

Chalk brushes with a few different background textures for the grayscale image. Color on top with digital watercolor, digital airbrush and fine detail airbrush.

TimWinkelman
12-05-2011, 12:20 AM
A page where I am testimg out some brush pens and fountain pens:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/2660BP.gif

Copying some panels from Batman and Green Lantern with the brush pens:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/2660CP.gif

A page from my life drawing sketchbook. I think this pose was about 15 or 20 minutes:
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/2260LD.jpg

TimWinkelman
12-05-2011, 12:33 AM
30 min in Painter 12
Two Elder Scrolls characters fighting each other. I just got Painter 12 in the Black Friday sale. I haven't done any digital drawing for a long time and I was really struggling here. This is mostly digital airbrush with fractal gel brush for the background.
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/2662O.jpg

TimWinkelman
12-13-2011, 04:49 AM
about 35 min in Painter 12
Mostly using the charcoal and conte crayon brushes with some digital airbrush and the fractal gel brush for texture. Also, some use of lasso tool and screen and multiply layer modes
http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb44/timw_bucket/CGSketch2668.jpg
This four faced freak is a cherub seen by the prophet Ezekiel. This was inspired by "Chariots of the Gods" and some other ancient astronaut stuff I've been looking at for a comic book project.