Friday, June 20, 2008

WoT vignette tutorial--?

recently a good buddy of mine, jeremy saliba, and i were graciously asked by the illuminator's guild to do a Q & A session over at dragonmount regarding our fan art of the series--i think the Q & A session will be held in the forums section, under the illuminator's guild or the artist's chapter house threads, if anyone is interested in checking it out--anywho, a small tutorial was suggested, so here it goes--well, tutorial is a bit misleading, because it implies that i actually know what i'm doing--i'll just call it a step by step process that i use to complete a piece like this--


first, i start out with a plain ol' line drawing, digitally sketched using a wacom tablet in photoshop--

next, i'll insert the paper texture background to give me some sort of value to work from instead of just the white background--mostly because it makes it look all fancy-like--

then i'll start laying in basic color with a rough sense of light and shadow--

i'll start to detail things out after that--dents and scratches in the armor, etc--

once i'm at the stage where i'm done with all the details (or i'm too lazy to add any more), i'll go in and pick out some highlights and try to fix areas i might have missed before--


finally, add in the border details and i'm done--generally speaking, these usually take anywhere from 4 hours and up, depending on how complicated the character is--

11 comments:

John said...

Very cool, Uno, Loial, and Fain are easily my favorite of your WoT art. Glad you opted to showcase Uno.

What font is that?

Antonio J.M. Riego (Quilcacamayoc) said...

Congratulation for your work...
I really like...

Jason Norton said...

I've always enjoyed your work... nice to see an example of your process. Beautiful stuff!!

Illust888 said...

Awesome stuff man!!! your interpretations are excellent.

Sebastian Cole said...

ace, i always wondered what your process was, what types of brushes in Photoshop do you use?

Brandon said...

God, you're SO GOOD! LOL It makes me despair a little bit about my chances of even coming close. I have trouble with just doing the line drawings on the tablet, never mind the coloring, etc.! :0)

pebble said...

haha i took one of them but i only could follow the colour dorge part

Graham Ross said...

where'd ya get the paper tex from?

tonyblitz1 said...

can you plz make a detailed list of equipment i would need to copy paper into a computer pic. i still can't figure out how too...... answer plz

tonyblitz1 said...

btw YUR WOT PICS ARE TEH BEST EVER

I was hoping i could get you too start reading Terry Goodkind: the sword of truth series. Terry's writing style is very similar to Roberts

Abby said...

You're totally awesome. Thanks for posting this.