Discover how to create futuristic figures and craft!
y workshop will reveal how to take a sketch and turn it into a polished illustration, creating a piece of art with plenty of impact. When I’m working on an illustration I try to check my progress after each step, because by the end of the painting process it’s difficult to adjust the artwork if there are problems with a character’s anatomy or the composition.
For this painting I’ll put a lot of time and effort into getting her face just right. It’s the focal point of the piece and the
Mviewer will notice this first, before moving on to the rest of the scene. I know this is going to be a sci-fi piece, but I don’t want to depict advanced technology and clothing. Today’s drone technology means hoverboards are just around the corner!
My approach towards colour is usually to use one or two saturated colours, but in this case I added many more to convey a bright, positive mood. This image is going to be used on the cover, and such a range of colours might hamper its readability, but I think the ImagineFX art editor will be able to balance things out through the use of contrast and saturation.
When starting any painting I think it’s important to take the long view, and avoid getting bogged down in details early on. This will ensure your artistic vision stays true as it develops on the canvas. Indeed, I want to take a simple approach to this painting as a whole, using colours to generate the overall feeling of confidence, rather than employing specific storytelling devices. In essence, I want colours to bolster my shapes.
“I want to use colours to generate the overall feeling of confidence”