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    My doodles and illustrations

    I've recently started to try and master Adobe Illustrator. In order to do so, I figured I might try my hand at drawing stuff I like, and I've always been fond of my childhood heroes (and villains) so right now I'm drawing MotU portraits. I'm not adhering to a partivular era or medium, I might combine whatever aspects I like about certain depictions of the characters, all while adding my own touch.

    I'll irregularly post stuff here as I progress along, and if you like what you see, just gimme a shout!

    Enjoy!


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    These are really good!
    Top MOTUC wants: Sagitar, Great Black Wizard, Fang-or, Skeletor's Skeleton Warriors, Odiphus, Illumina w/Sleetah, Lady Slither, Tuvar & Baddrah 2-pack

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    You guys should have no trouble identifying this one:



    The sketches will all be scanned and redrawn in vector format later on.

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    Nice work! I like to work with illustrator and guess you do as well
    *Toy version Catra *Sagitar *Drissi *Lizorr *Zilora *Granita *Delora *Battle Armor Queen Marlena *Hawke *Pebb-Liss(Minicomic Comet Warrior) *Lady Slither


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    Quote Originally Posted by Niki View Post
    Nice work! I like to work with illustrator and guess you do as well
    Yeah, after years of using PS (not for freehand stuff, I've never been able to set up a canvas/paint like behaviour, even with a Wacom tablet) I figured Illustrator might be even better suited for me. I'm more into graphical/poster/typo art. Illustrator is perfect. That's not to say I'm not good at PS though, I used it extensively in skinning simulator aircraft, creating bump-and specular-maps etc. I know the program quite well, but I'm eager to master AI just as well.

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    As promised, here's a first version of Ram Man:


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    These are pretty cool. I really like the Horde Symbol and Ram Man a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXX View Post
    These are pretty cool. I really like the Horde Symbol and Ram Man a lot.
    Thanks! I re-tweaked Ram Man a bit (made the shoulders a bit bulkier and got rid of the flat black lines of the face (in favour of the same dark grey used on the armor) It's the little things that counts.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelo View Post
    Yeah, after years of using PS (not for freehand stuff, I've never been able to set up a canvas/paint like behaviour, even with a Wacom tablet) I figured Illustrator might be even better suited for me. I'm more into graphical/poster/typo art. Illustrator is perfect. That's not to say I'm not good at PS though, I used it extensively in skinning simulator aircraft, creating bump-and specular-maps etc. I know the program quite well, but I'm eager to master AI just as well.
    Im learning both programs and im not really good with them. I never learnt digital drawing. I learned it on paper with a pencil and especially coloring digital is difficult for me.

    So im sure you know you ways around Illustrator so much better and the final products look great!
    *Toy version Catra *Sagitar *Drissi *Lizorr *Zilora *Granita *Delora *Battle Armor Queen Marlena *Hawke *Pebb-Liss(Minicomic Comet Warrior) *Lady Slither


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    Ram Man with textures


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    Started drafting another Ram Man. A bit more realistic this time. I really like that character due to the nice, clean lines he has.
    I'm still undecided if I should include the shoulder-chains somehow...

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    Just a quick attempt at creating a realistic shield, while still remaining true to the plastic toy.

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    Forget the other sketches of Ram Man. This one gets the digital treatment:

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    These look great! I'd love to see these on t-shirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianCBaer View Post
    These look great! I'd love to see these on t-shirts.
    It so happens I have a teefury store, but I wasn't gonna advertise it in here, as a newcomer. It's mostly starwars stuff so far anyways.

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    Flat version for T-shirts:



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    Upcoming stuff (hopefully soon) :



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    Last version of Ram Man, I promise! Subtle changes, but I notice them.

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    You gave the rivets more "pop" with the color and shading. Looks good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dice View Post
    You gave the rivets more "pop" with the color and shading. Looks good!
    That was the exact intention.
    I might be tackling Trapjaw now.

    By the way, would I be allowed to post a link to a certain crowdsourcing site where I offer these designs on Shirts, or do I have to abide by certain special rules.
    Don't want to break any written or unwritten law here...

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    Preliminary colour-blocking for Trapjaw



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    Quote Originally Posted by Reelo View Post

    By the way, would I be allowed to post a link to a certain crowdsourcing site where I offer these designs on Shirts, or do I have to abide by certain special rules.
    Don't want to break any written or unwritten law here...
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    Here's Evil Lyn, just a pencil portrait. Trying to draw well-proportioned female faces is damn hard.


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