These never stop being cool
While taking screenshots for these I got into a discussion with a friend on Twitter after we observed that unlike in Empire where Luke nearly dies like twice, in the Prequels Anakin never has to overcome mortal peril and has very little character growth.
I know hating on the Prequels is like beating a dead horse but their greatest failing for me is just that for a series set up primarily as a character study for why Anakin became Darth Vader, barely anyone has a well observed character arc. Like I remember thinking at the time it would be cool to see how Anakin got drawn to the dark side and seeing the context for Obi-Wan’s comments in A New Hope. But everyone is so badly written it makes me tired just thinking about it.
Anyway have some upside down Luke. I started to spread out the scenes a bit after I realised I was only ten minutes into the movie and it would take forever at that pace uhuhuhuhu.
I went to my first Hayase meet (Sydney artists and comic-ers) today and spent the time doodling from Quick Poses and chatting with fellow artists! I laughed so much when this sexy Leia reference photo came up on the random poses though so I had to draw it.
I remember Hayase being around ages ago but I lived quite far away at the time so I never went, now they’re just a
high tide ferry ride away though so I’m looking forward to more meets.
Beautiful backgrounds by Romain Trystram (he works for animation projects and comic books).
For the curious I decided to take some process caps for the Han shot
and why you can tell I spend so much time on faces. Three layers total (Background, control panel, Han). Sorry the last two caps are basically like “Draw the rest of the shit”, but there wasn’t much to them. I do a sketch first which I then overlay on a very low opacity so I can start blocking in colour.
I use pretty standard Adobe brushes most of the time (Watercolour Loaded Fat Wet Tip, Airbrush Dual Brush Soft Round, Soft Round Pressure Opacity), I just have the eyedropper and brush tool on hot-dial so I can blend easily.
If there’s something that’s bugging me which I can’t figure out I’ll overlay the screenshot to pinpoint it, but everything is just sketching and eyeballing. The important part of these as an exercise is really just learning through observation and seeing what affects lighting and colour.
Trying to make these quicker but then I still spent hours each on them uhuuhuhu
it’s the faces, I always spend forever on the faces.
Hoth, rebel base of extreme lighting conditions. Jokes aside though I really enjoyed painting the lighting in these shots, especially the bottom one.
little lives, insignificant
Choos gifs are the best of gifs ;_;
As requested, a tutorial on how I approach lips. This is just how I see them, but I hope it helps!
Dove Lake and Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.
You know the majority of Australians rarely see snow in their lives when they get excited at the sight of that tiny patch of snow on the mountain.