I'm hoping to draw stuff like that someday. Though thinking Sci-Fi I'm thinking about a sleek translucent white design.
I think I'm going to make some more poor sketches of it. Probably try and upload it later.
A Sci-fi battle suit. It's solid white with blue linings that surround it... the design... hmmmm... It's made for humans but has a very.. other-worldly feel to it.
I hope the Begining Drawing mini-course I'm going into will pay off. At least enough to get me started. I usually have the most trouble with the beginings. I tend to do just fine once the start is out of the way.
There are plenty of ideas. The sleek design has evolved a little. By now I'm starting to develop a character. The Exodius. The alias of a guy in very powerful and strange armor who has this belief which he bases all his actions in combat on: "It's not enough to win. You want nothing left of your enemy but a skull nailed to a fence post so everybody understands the cost of crossing you."
But now I've started getting some other designs in my head. Stuff I thought up earlier but never even tried to create. They are more of a clockwork design. Lots of brass, decorative silver and gears and glass displays. In fact: one is already in there. Heheheh.
Yeah. I find retro looks fairly interesting too. I'll tell you when I remember absolutely what retro is. All I remember is that it's a technology based design and is not futeristic. Anyway: if you want to see some of my designs, there are a few poor sketches in my scraps area.
isnt it sweet how you can draw things that are completely unpractical (huge helmet, big heavy neon's on the back) yet they look so nice... thats what i love about both sci-fi and fantasy-- you can pretty much get away with ANYTHING.
as usual good amount of detail and diffrent-looking textures...
would you mind elaborating your coloring technique? i know most techniques used by people are basically the same, but its the little diffrences and trick we need to learn from.
Not a big trick, well, I don`t think so... I do all the coloring in Photoshop, with a round brush with some transparency (80%, 70%), so I can layer the color as if it were watercolour... then I treat the drawing as if it were traditional painting, I don't use the gradients, filters or airbrush tools... kinda backwards of me, right? Some times I use a custom brush for some texture, but that's mostly it... my only rule is trying to make it look the less computer-made possible.