Friday, March 21, 2008

More work on the Fishy Cleric dude....


6 comments:

marctaro said...

if you defeat him in battle, does that little stone fall on his head? "arrg! BoinK!!"....

Keo said...

ah looking good man! glad there's a deadline extension?

Joshua James said...

Hey Sean,

Very cool stuff here!

I thought you would really dig these http://rusartilikeit.blogspot.com/2007/05/ivan-yakovlevich-bilibin-1876-1942.html

I suggest going through the whole archive on that blog it's amazing.

-Joshua

Sean Andrew Murray - SAM said...

Hey, thanks man! Yeah Kenji sent a link to that the other day... definitely awesome shit... I really dig on a lot of eastern european art, especially the childrens book/fairy tale/illustration-y stuff....

Thanks man!

Tyrassic said...

this is awesome, love the style of your inking technique in combination with painting, if you don't mind me asking how you acheive this affect by painting on it without covering up the inking?
Thanks!

-Tyler

Sean Andrew Murray - aka Muttonhead - aka SAM said...

Tyler-

I don't mind at all. I take my pencil drawing into photoshop and enhance the lines until they are nice and dark, and I make them a separate layer and erase all of the white, so that I am left with a transparent layer with linework, underneath of which i establish my base colors and shadows. Once I am satisfied with that layer, I create a new layer that is ovetop of the drawing layer and paint in just my highlights and details. I call it my 3-layer painting method... though I often will have more than 3 layers, but the principle is still the same.

Plus, I am a drawer, and not a painter, so I let the drawing guide my paintings. I have to have a really strong drawing before I can paint anything, it's just the way i work.

Hope that helps! i am glad to answer any questions you have!

Take care, nice blog BTW!

-Sean