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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What's Matte Painting ? Photoshop changes the industry forever

What's Matte Painting ? How does it work and digital matte paiting?

Well, matte painting is not what I do, but I thought you should know about it a little bit.
It's widely use in film, movie, music video, even in the cinematic shots of big budget video games.

Matte painting has its roots in still photography. In the mid-19th century, photographers began using double-exposure techniques to composite two distinct images into one photograph. In the Victorian era, so-called spirit photography captured the imagination of the masses. In these photos, ghostly apparitions seemed to mingle with the living. They were, in reality, simple darkroom tricks, or what we now call special effects.

Sample of photograph paint over to create matte painting
(before/ After)

Computer Photoshop and digital painting change the way we do matte painting forever.
Digital matte painting, also known as matte painting, is done mostly on the computer and / or with reference pictures instead because of the ease and efficiency of doing it digitally.

It’s another technique that’s used to sell the illusion of a new reality, a place where you can’t possibly build and control in the real world, so you mix together some photos, or hand paint them entirely to fake a background.
The goal of digital matte painting is to achieve photorealistic quality backdrops using 2-D digital images and 3-D computer animation. Instead of blocking off parts of the camera lens, modern filmmakers use blue screens and green screens to replace portions of a shot with digital effects.

Sample of matte painting by Dylan Cole (one of my favorites)

Here for interview with Dylan Cole

Digital matte painters begin with a scene description from the film's art director. It could be "the surface of planet Ooze, where yellow volcanoes gush with purple lava," or "the Roman Forum, circa 300 B.C.E." The matte painter uses this description to sketch concept art. Many matte painters go straight to Photoshop to create their concept art, while some still use paper, pencils, pastels and paint.
More on how digital matte painting works in film. Hope you guys enjoy the post.
Something I thought, you should know if you didn't already.


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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Digital painting tutorial process warrior woman update

Digital painting tutorial process warrior woman update.

Here is another update on the little project that I am going to complete. I was indecisive mid way thru so I change her pose and did another comp. Then I took a break for a few days and I didn't think the new one fits my vision of the whole thing. So I decide to stick to the original idea...no hesitate however it might turns out to be.

Here is another comp I did out of confusion and in the end it didn't fit my vision.

Here is the original one that I reworked a bit more and now I am going to stick to my original idea.

Zoom in of the guard dog that I painted today. :)
More to come...thanks for the all the help, ideas and feedback guys.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Armor design concept art process warrior girl continue

Armor design concept art process warrior girl continue.

Here is a concept design process. I didn't have time to do much yet...but here it is so far. I add some more design to the torso or upper body part, huge shoulder guard, and gloves...koi tattoos design on her right arm. Here it is... :)

Then I will have to apply all these element into the final illustration or the comp see here (warlord warrior and her guard dog concept design) that I have made.


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Thank for all the previous feedback guys. Your input are very valuable and give me ideas and venues that I sometimes miss. More feedback are welcome. Have a great weekend.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Online Manga Kapow Express Cheng heading toward mysterious town

Online Manga Kapow Express: Heading toward mysterious town.
Manga Friday Update weekly, the coolest of its kind. :)
What will happen when Bing Bing and Cheng coming into the small town right next to the wood?

Here is page 4 the rest of it.
manga, comics, kung fu comics, storm rider, kapow express, huang feihong, anime

Previously: Kapow Express page 3-1
Or read them all at kapowexpress.com

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Manga drawing Video tutorial painting distance background

Manga drawing Video tutorial painting distance background.

Quick process from rough sketch to paint over color for storyboard, Manga, and comics. Most of the time I will start with gray scale or monotone to arrange your scene and composition, then I will paint in color rather than start off with color. I find it easier for me to focus first correct drawing and values then finally colors, just one step at the time. Also having correct values in your work will help you achieve color harmony.

As promise, a little late. This post is a continuation from Manga tutorial drawing background
you can also click on the link to see step by step I previously posted.

Here is the final sketch: Drawing Manga Distance Background
Watch Drawing video tutorial: painting distance or fade background.



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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hairstyle concept for the character warrior girl process

Some hairstyle concept for the character warrior girl process.

Update with some new comp and Emo inspired hair design.
And this composition tweak...slightly a little bit.
Thanks for all the feedback and links guys.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Manga Tutorial how to draw comics background

Manga Tutorial how to draw comics background.

Here is another quick tutorial on how to draw, render, and color background for your Manga or comic. It's a really quick process. I find it a lot easier if you start from black and white (gray scale) to arrange your scene and composition, then apply color rather than go with the color right away. Also the mono to color approach will make you achieve color harmony within your art piece easier.

This scene is a scene of a character looking at the town from far away with the wood surrounding as mid-ground.

Anyway, here is the final color sketch
Here are step by step process:

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Video Tutorial is coming soon
** Believe it or not, I recorded the voice over the vid last night, but I forgot to click the sound record button. Just found out this morning when I want trying to do the editing with the music background sound. Sorry guys, tomorrow for sure. :)

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Monday, April 13, 2009

More creature design sketches and over all process

More creature design sketches and over all process. Step by step from sketch to a full illustration.

Here are some mean mean looking creatures and stuff. It was fun but it took a while to get to what I really wanted for the illustration.



This is the one I decided from the bunch of thumbnails above...but still unhappy with.

Blah!!! Grrrrrr!

I decided that I want the girls warrior's pet creature to be a little more cuddly like more mammal (majestic looking with petable looks rather and cool scary looking thing) rather than amphibian / lizard/ monster look alike creature... so here are some more experimental sketch. It's getting there.

So here they are...more sketches


I decided it should have bigger head and thick neck!
Enough for today,
OK tomorrow will be some more video tutorial for sure. :)

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Warlord Warrior and her Guard Dog creature concept design

Warlord Warrior female or girl and her Guard Dog creature concept design.
Here we go the journey continue. I am exploring other element of this illustration going to be.

At the moment I am trying to find appropriate poses
the second horrible quick comp is her two guard dogs and bat pet behind her. they are all her sidekicks.

These are more process of trying to find the pose I am looking for

Here is what I have in mind for the composition since I had the pose nailed above.
Then I will go on and play around with the thumbnails, apply color and composition and see what it would look like. At this stage if you have more time you can be daring and experiment more with more color combinations ( Monochromatic color scheme, Analogous color scheme, Complimentary color scheme, basic and more on the idrawgirls.com blog.)

here is what I come up for the color scheme, more like complimentary so far.
*It can still be changed at this stage...
Now I am exploring creature design or her pet Guard Dogs. I still didn't really find what I am looking for so I am going to have to do more thumb sketches.

Thank for all the previous feedback guys. Your input are very valuable and give me ideas and venues that I sometimes miss. More feedback are welcome. Have a great weekend.

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