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Another monster. I’ve been using a random monster generator to help give me ideas. I let the page randomize a monster, and I do a sketch based off of the description.
This one was described as being a small, snake-like, monster that lived inside volcanoes.
I’ve been practicing the freehand perspective sketching method that Matt Kohr teaches at Ctrl+Paint. My perspective has always been pretty weak, and I honestly love the way that he simplifies the concept. I always got bogged down by the measuring, and frustrated when I messed up. His method is simple, effective, and keeps you loose, like normal sketching.
This makes creating environmental thumbnails, like the ones above, super easy to make.
I’ve been following some concept art making techniques from ctrlpaint, and I like them quite a bit. I don’t have much to show, but I’ll post some practices I’ve been doing to help myself get better at creating things from my mind.
I used this technique where you start by drawing a bunch of different silhouettes. Then, you pick the best and continue to modify it as a group. After you do this, you pick another that you feel is working well, and you do it again. Each time getting more and more detailed. Eventually, you have narrowed it down to a single image. I’ll be trying this again with characters/monsters, it was pretty fun.
It’s not great, and the rendering is pretty bad, but I learned a lot by doing this exercise.