Friday, February 22, 2008

Drawergeeks: Monsters Under The Bed

This week's topic is "Monsters Under The Bed." As usual, I didn't have much time to really flesh anything out, so I stuck to my normal routine of doing a quickie over the last two nights. I am going to try to show you how I go about that in this poorly put together tutorial!

Above you see my rough doodle. I had the idea to reverse the "monster" role, and make the seemingly icky monster, afraid of the fleshy child. As I always say, if you don't have any good ideas, rip off Monster's Inc. At this stage things are a mess, but I can at least tell if it is gonna suck real bad.

This is the brush that I use in Photoshop for pretty much everything. I use a small version of this for sketching, and various sizes for my "marker comps." It gives almost a "wet pencil" look and allows me to keep things loose in my sketching stages. I know you wanted to know that.

At this stage I start laying in color under my rough sketch. Keep in mind, this is my method for handling a Drawergeeks piece that I have an hour and a half on. I actually am able to get a cleaner sketch than that... I promise. No really!!

Boring brush shot! This is the awesome "Pastel" type brush in Photoshop that I use for.. well... a pastel look. I have messed around with the controls and I have it set to give me thicks and thins based on the pen pressure. All very scientific stuff. Possibly even magic.

And after skipping ahead several steps because I forgot to save the stages, we arrive at my "final" product. Super loose, but it gets the point across. I hope you enjoyed the mess!


NelsonG said...

Super sweet to see the process! Great feel!

Kim Herbst said...

Love the tutorial! I would've forgotten to save ANY...images. Hence my lack of tutorials. Very nice painting, great texture from the brushes!

mike said...

ah cool! thanks for posting that, jeremy. i gotta make me one of those pastel brushes

Tyler said...

Great work. Thanks for the brush comments. I too like to mess around with the different strokes, and it's helpful to see what other artists are using.