Sunday, September 11, 2011
"It's been a long time since I saw "Predator". All I can remember is Arnold stripped to the waist and covered in mud. Really that's all anyone needs to remember." - Tyler
Available for purchase. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
(9 x 12" Watercolor and Gouache on Watercolor paper - $100)
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
(NOTE: This is not a photo, read below)
"So I started this piece as any typical "Erik Jones" piece. As I started sketching a few girls I quickly got bored and got inspired to create a realist helmet. Something very simple but very powerful visually. The first stage was to simply render out a helmet using Photoshop and taking advantage of the gradient overly. After that I sketched out a pretty detailed skull and overlayed it on top of the helmet. After a few hours of composting both drawing seamlessly I began to texturize the mask. This really give it its form. The textures are a number of textures I've scanned in through out the years and during this time I've gotten a pretty good grasp on understanding how to manipulate these textures to make realistic surfaces (check out my DVD tutorial in ImagineFX issue 71). Another big help was finding 2 really great examples of home-made Rocketeer masks on line. These helped to create realistic weld lines and screw positions and not to mention proper lighting which is key when your creating realistic images." - Erik Jones
Posted by Ashcan All-Stars at 2:52 PM