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,
Monday, March 28, 2005
...que pasa contigo?!?