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Tuesday
Aug042009

Back From A Break, Plus, Casual Friday #18



Where have the posts been? On Vacation with me and the family. It was a long awaited break from work with no Pencil, phone or email contact. Though that might be the last time I do that in this Freelance business.

I've found that it only takes a day or 2 away from drawing to get rusty and I took a whole week off. So, between missing 2 Fridays and being exceptionally rusty and needing something to

warm up on, I decided to dig into some new "old" Cylon badness and add a new posting too.
Starting up cold, I spent more time on this Friday piece than usual, but really needed it. I did a few extra thumbnails to get what I was shooting for.
This was one I originally thought was good, but after looking at it a bit, it wasn't what I was picturing in my head.

*Drawing tip - If your using reference to draw a picture, don't let the reference take over the drawing. Rough it without the reference to get something different and cool, then go back in and touch up details with the reference. Then it becomes your picture, looks accurate, and not like just a copy anyone could have done.
I forgot that when I drew the above pic and redid it with that in mind. I think the final, although not that much different, came out much more interesting.
"Cylon And A Big Gun"
Later
WM
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Warren Martineck

 

Reader Comments (2)

I have to say, that is a GREAT tip for artists. And a great example of how it works. That second Cylon picture ROCKS!

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

Thanks Sandra, and those that emailed me also. When a good one comes to me, I promise to include more art tips.
Warren

August 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWarren Martineck

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