Monday, March 28, 2005

...que pasa contigo?!?

... que pasa contigo?!?

(entry: Carlitos)

Man, all that talk about GORILLAZ made me go look for my TANK GIRL stuff and GORILLAZ "G-SIDES", and all I gotsta' say is: HEWLETT'S THE MAN!!! I just can't think of many artist that can actually make their stuff look so 'hip' and 'URBAN'?...you know, his characters just 'reek' of 'Underground' culture; whether you're talking about 'Indy' rock, or HIP-HOP...sigh, good stuff, good stuff. (^_^)

...anyway, I'm taking a little break from the drawing desk, so why not post something on the 'Metti, right? And since Jim just posted some Wildcats stuff, here's some W.C. o' my own. This is the 'grey guide' I did for a Wildcats pinup in the COUP d'ETAT sourcebook. Whenever time allows, I like to do these 'guides' to help out the colorists, but also so that the 'modeling' and lighting on the figures is a little closer to what I was imagining.

There are a ton of 'subtleties' one can add with these guides that you can't do with regular black and white art (unless you're doing inkwashes), so this is kinda' like a 'digital inkwash', which also lets you leave the 'line art' more open, without as many black areas, or hatching (since you can indicate your 'form' through grey tones). This 'hopefully' makes things easier for the colorist, because after the 'form' and direction of light and shadow have already been decided, a good colorist only needs to focus on coming up with a good color scheme, and all the special FX (glows, line holds, etc.) I just wish I had a bit more time, so I could do some of this stuff on THE OUTSIDERS...mhhhh, maybe if I simplify the art a tiny bit, I could use that time to do my 'grays' ...oh well, something to think about later :)

peace out y'alls,

Carlitos.

9 comments:

MISSLEMAN said...

I never thought about making grey guides- that is brilliant, especially if you don't want your idea/ mood tossed out the window . I think it looks sweet grey scale.

Sam Out-

FumaFumarolas said...

Hey Carlitos!
How about posting the colored version? Just to compare the two...

Silla!
~O

GoingNuckinFuts said...

dang and here I was hoping there was a link for a bigger version.awesome pic. I just love how you did Zealot.

MHB said...

Anybody know if there was ever an "Art of Gorillaz" style book? Hewlett is the man. Carlos, I really dig your work. The subtle texture in the greytones really adds a really tense emotional undercurrent. Anxiety, maybe.

Chuckeedee said...

... I wish there was a Gorillaz art book, but the closest thing you can get are the CD and DVD booklets. As far as the WildCats piece goes, I don't have the colored version available at my home computer, but I'll see if I can get it from the studio ... glad you guys liked it :)

eddie scrafton said...

I want to start an official "Carlos for Wildcats V4.0" campaign right here and now!

FumaFumarolas said...

Carilitos para los Gatos Salvajes v4.0!!!

FumaFumarolas said...

Looky what I found! I remembered that I have that comic so I just scanned it and here it is!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v723/fumafumarolas/wildcats3.jpg

I hope you don't mind that I did this, Chuck.

Cheers!

The Edge said...

does anyone else miss 3.0 as much as I do? My Wednesdays just aren't the same...
Edge