• Working on a Bumblebee drawing
  • Posted on March 01, 2016
  • This is my new project, drawing Bumblebee from Transformers Generation One. So far I’m basing him on my Masterpiece G2 figure, but I might add details from other sources. I think the toy makes a good reference because it is pretty much spot on how he looks in the cartoon and in comics. The next image is a animated GIF of my progress so far.

    Bumblebee 2016 01 WIP001 anigif01s

    I’m working in Manga Studio and I’m using 2 point perspective ruler/layer on some parts of his body. My plan is to sooner or later make it into Vector lines like I’m used to for cleaner look and in some cases more details. but we will see. I miss the older dirtier look of my older drawings, but not the lack of detail compared to what Vectoring the lines has given me. I’m thinking about what kind of setting to put him in, but I have no clue so far. Any suggestions?

  • Manga Studio and SketchUp images
  • Posted on February 21, 2014
  • Here you can see some of the things I’m working on right now.

    The last one is from SketchUp. I’m buiding a scene in a Castle bedroom.

     

     

     

     

     

  • A Agent Crossgreen Line Art update
  • Posted on January 17, 2013
  • This is a Line Art update only where I have fixed anatomy issues and details. Made in ArtRage 3.5 Studio with my Wacom Intuos 4L tablet.

    Agent Crossgreen is one of my own Original Characters and I have created her to be a Spy and a Comic Book Hero.

  • Boy Room – More details and a monster
  • Posted on December 28, 2012
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    This is not a major update, but a good one I think. I can draw and paint most things with ArtRage. Don’t think I can say that about many other programs.

    This is part 4. Part 1, part 2, part 3.

  • Boy Room – Line Art and adding in details
  • Posted on December 18, 2012
  • Here I have added in new things and more detail using both the 1 point perspective grid and free hand drawing.

    Looks like this is my best perspective drawing yet. Starting with painting seams to be a good idea.

    This is part 3. For part 4 look here. Part 1, part 2.

  • Boy Room – Drawing in perspective over the painting
  • Posted on December 16, 2012
  • In this update I’m drawing over the painting in perspective so I can get it right. When that is done I can add things in to the room and make it all look better before I paint it over again.

    I’m using a perspective grid I made that is converted into a stencil in ArtRage. A stencil is good because it can be placed partly outside the canvas area and it can be hidden when not in use. A stencil can also act as a ruler and you can spin it around, which gives even more possibilities.

    At the beginning of this part I made sure that the lines in the perspective grid stencil was somewhat aligned with the lines of the painting before I painted it on to a new layer. It created a 1 point perspective in blue. Is important to get the right height on the perspective point which gives a horizontal line, so my thought was to see the room through a camera in the approximate height of a person’s eyes. The desk chair is not pointing directly at the desk, so I decided to put up a 2 point perspective outside the canvas surface and paint the lines of the grid in orange were the chair is on yet another layer. I had to change the perspective points a few times to get the lines of the stencil somewhat aligned with the chair before I found the final place of the grid.

    This is part 2. For part 3 look here. Part 1, part 4.

  • Early Agent Crossgreen color test
  • Posted on December 15, 2012
  • This is a early watercolor test in ArtRage Studio Pro. The final result might be far away from this in both drawing and color.

    In 2013 I think much of my work will be in perspective and color. I want to work much with watercolor and make it look real in ArtRage. Maybe I will even print or capture digital Line Art to canvas and paint with real watercolor.

  • A new Agent Crossgreen drawing I'm working on
  • Posted on December 02, 2012
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    I call this one Agent Crossgreen – This was also in the job description. It’s based on a scene from the Avengers movie with Black Widow. But I think things will be a bit different here. Gangsters have captured Crossgreen and are in the process of interrogating her.

    Until the next update I will fix as many flaws as I can with the help of reference images.

    Agent Crossgreen is one of my Original Characters and my plan is to put her in all kinds of situations and where I can’t come up with totally original ones I will base them on scenes from Comics and Movies. I think it will be a good way to level up my skills if I one day want to draw comics.

    This one is drawn in ArtRage Studio Pro (Yes, I just updated to the Pro version and I love the new selection tools!). This is probably my best 2 point perspective drawing to date.