August 2, 2007

Earth Intruder - process

I thought I would share some pictures of the process of making the "earth intruder" illustration / canvas print for the blackout creations artshow in Florida themed/called "robot invasion".

01. Well actually first I drew some thumbnail sketches but I couldn't find them anywhere and I'm usually really good at archiving and saving stuff :) but anyway here's the first pencil sketch I drew. A rough sketch basicly.


02. I re-drew a few lines on a different paper to be able to see it more clearly. Just some rough outlines.


03. After that I took out my light board and traced the lines of the sketch into a more precise and more detailed drawing and added all the details in. This was done with a few difrent types of markers on acid free paper




04. I then made a few difrent papers with ink and a brush to get some textures and layers to use when I would later colour the illustration on the computer, above are a few examples.


And Oh yeah as usual my cat "Lego" likes to get in the way, whatever I might be doing :)


05. I then scanned the drawings into the computer and started vectorizing the inked artwork in Flash to get a more perfect look and feel of the lines, I like them to feel hand drawn but still exact not like shaky and unbalanced that can happen when you use the original inked drawing especially when you are going to make a huge print of it and blow it up like 4 or 5 times its orginal size. Above are the final line work after it has been vectorized.


06. After that I got everything into photoshop and started coloring everything. Brought in the brush strokes I made earlier and some other textures and made some extra brush strokes that I scanned into the computer and used as well. Above you can see the finished piece.


07. Then it was sent to the printers and here's a picture of the finished print. Printed on canvas and mounted on a framework 100 x 70 cm. I'm pleaces with the way it turned out and the printer did a great job the colours got really good when printed :) looks great that big and colorful.

1 comment:

Tomas said...

My gawd, like OMGBBQ O_O