Can you help me paint something ricocheting off a solid surface?
Dhanu Chopra, US
I decide to draw a crazy anarchist throwing a grenade. I put the character on the left so that I have enough space to depict the bomb flying through the air. Let’s assume that it bounces off some of the debris on the floor and flies towards the viewer. This gives me the opportunity to illustrate a semi-realistic scene, and use the comic drawing technique of motion lines. These enable me to suggest the movement of an object by drawing its trail, and present the character’s actions in space and time. This informs how I proceed with the image.
I try to capture the motion of the grenade as it leaves the hand of the character and sails through the air. To make this work I add a neutral colour to the grenade’s wake. After painting the grenade’s details I add a blur effect to match the motions lines that trail in the grenade’s wake.
Looking at the line art makes it easy to see how I can use motion lines to describe the grenade’s movement.
When adding the motion blur effect to the grenade, be careful not to overdo it otherwise it may
become unrecognisable. Remember the image
I have to involves space and time means Representing an action that movement,
easy to predict the grenade’s build the image so that it’s
in the wake of it. without adding too much detail