Spent most the night just working on shapes and shape play. Took an initial stab at streamlining Frankenborgs silhouette, less bubble muscles and slimming down the tech. Somewhere between Gears of War and Tron is what I'm thinking, plus save me or anyone from drawing 100 cables every panel or so. Gloves should have a battle mode, also threw down a battle armor mode, tho its mostly just his top. I'll be back on this Thurs night.
About this project: Well if you don't know my history with this project, over the next year or so you will lol. What I started working on in 2007... damn. 2007, I'm restarting again with mah buddy Kevin Grevioux. Right now its design work for a possible cartoon, perhaps sequential work in the future. I'll be doing a regular podcast once a month or so covering my history and continued progress with Monstroids. _________________________________________________ Sketchcraft - The podcast for art, design, and process junkies. - [link]
The next step I like to take with a character after the base colors are all set, is working on the face and hair. Check out the full tutorial post with downloadable .PSD, color palette, and written tutorial here: [link]
A kinda tutorial. I made it for This is the revolver gun I was drawing. >>[link]
Step 1: Look at the gun. In your mind break the picture into simple shapes. Draw them on the paper and get the basic shape. Draw lightly because you'll erase this part soon. Step 2 Begin to draw a more defined shape and basic details. (Like the trigger and muzzle) Erase the basic shapes. Step 3 Draw the small details and darken lines. Feel free to add your own personal touches. Then add some shading to make the drawing come to life.
Sorry, I'm a bad teacher and a vauge person in general. I never made a tutorial-like thing in my life. This may not the "right" way to draw, but it's my way. It works for me. I hope you learned something or I helped you in someway.
Sycra's how to draw teens and children[part1]: [link] he has other great videos i.e. on folds, male and female proportions etc. Foervraengd's proportion guide[I used this in the correction]: [link] some children stock: [link] books by Andrew Loomis are also a great resource, they're free to download
I said it in the correction, but let me tell you again, guidelines are important. I used to think it was unnecessary, one more thing I have to erase later, but I realized its importance, and it actually makes the drawing process much easier.