The ad­van­tages of a sim­ple brush

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At this stage I pre­fer to move fast and cover as much ground as pos­si­ble. Dis­abling Pres­sure Sen­si­tiv­ity on my Pho­to­shop brush sig­nif­i­cantly re­duces my abil­ity to cre­ate well­ren­dered draw­ings, be­cause I’m forced to move from one thumb­nail to the next at a quicker pace. I use a stan­dard, Round 6px Pho­to­shop brush, and turn off all its fancy fea­tures.

Per­spec­tive choices

I stay away from proper per­spec­tive draw­ing for now. In­stead, I stick to sim­ple iso­met­ric side or three-quarters views for three rea­sons. First, draw­ing in per­spec­tive is hard and I don’t feel like it! Sec­ond, see­ing all the de­signs in the same per­spec­tive makes it eas­ier to com­pare them. Third, be­cause all the sketches share the same an­gle and lens, it’s easy to quickly mix and match in­di­vid­ual body parts: put one mech’s head on another mech’s body, take one mech’s arms and put them on another one… that sort of thing.

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