Something I’ve been reading up on recently in my quest to provide backgrounds for my drawings is Disney’s focus on pools of light in backgrounds, the idea being that backgrounds, while important and containing valuable information, are set pieces. A background on its own isn’t…
OMFG. THIS. SHOW.
What is a “Distance Model”?
When a character is seen in the distance, too much line complexity will create an over-complicated image. We drop detail to simulate the effect of seeing a character far away. If you’ve managed to notice this already, you’re not just seeing things- it’s quite intentional.
Because the show is animated by hand, we prefer not to scale down a complicated drawing- it becomes unclear and messy. Instead we use a distance model, which is a simplified version of that character.
Also they’re really cute.
Lead Character Designer: Danny Hynes
Character Designer: Colin Howard
Color: Tiffany Ford
Color Assist: Jasmin Lai
Distance Guide: Ian Jones-Quartey
one of my favorite visual tricks we do for SU!
…All I think of is Homestar Runner.
Work progress gif for Leave it Broken :D
I forgot to mention in the gif, but the character, layer overlay, and paint over was done in Paint tool SAI and then edited in Photoshop.
I made a tutorial a while back on how to integrate 3D backgrounds to help speed up the drawing process for comic artists. Check it out if you’re interested. :D
Here’s some work from the first assignment Michael Casalino gave me as part of the Motivarti Mentorship I’m taking now.
Michael sent me a grayscale picture to use as a launching point for base values. I then had to recreate that grayscale image in different lighting conditions.
Hey ya’ll! I’m not much of a tutorial person, but this was a technique that I learned from Syuzuki, one of my favorite artists back in the day, when I was 13. I memorized the technique and it’s been one of the most useful things I can do on photoshop. This was something that really helped me, and I hope that it will be useful for even some of you.
In this tutorial, I will be going step by step how I take something from my sketchbook and color it on photoshop.
I hope this will be helpful to you guys! Have fun painting!
-Gif of the tutorial work progress (best viewd in Firefox)