(ATM the host is down so no tuts or pictures )
Creation of Cone Head
With these video tutorials I will go from the gesture drawing a finished concept character. The character ended up having a big metal like cone for the helmet design. I am also going to use a very limited color palettes. For this character I am using blue and orange, these complementary colors. Complementary colors are the opposite colors form each other in the color wheel.
The way I am going to draw this character is by having the background set to black from the very start and slowly light the areas that are being lit leaving the shadows untouched. This is usually referred to detractive drawing. Because your only taking away what is needed from the canvas. In traditional way you would get charcoal fill the whole paper with it and just use your eraser. This is the same basic concept also.
What you may learn:
-Doing detractive drawings will make you focus on the light and basic forms.
-Using two colors to create depth. In this case a complement of blue. This also goes with the theory of hot and cold colors.
-The basic process of building a concept character from start to finish.
- The idea of mixing colors to arrive at new ones.
Tip#1: For people with bad eye sight. (like me) When drawing from life take off your glasses and look at the objects you are drawing this will make it easier to get the basic forms instead of worrying about the detail. This is what I am doing here basically I lay down the light and blur. I slowly go in and add details. Progressively adding more and more detailing with smaller brushes. So use your bad eye sight as slight advantage
(I have found out that the codec this video uses does not play on some systems I am going to use quick time from now on)
I am pretty sure I found the problem. Thing is this program comes with an encoder from the company I had to change the type it complied the video.
Video#1: Gesture drawing
Video#2: My weird armor design
[color=lemonchiffon]Video#3: Basic light using Blue and Orange[/color]
[font=Times New Roman][color=royalblue]http://onlinewarriors.beyondunreal.com/RandomStuff/Notdel/draw3.zip
Video#4: Detailing the helmet
IF you are having problems viewing the video you need to download this codec from this website http://www.techsmith.com/download/tsccdefault.asp
(still more to go I will keep updating this list here)
(This is the end of Video#5)