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Old 01-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #26
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Pardon my ignorance, but how are people doing these?

I suspect some sleight of hand involving tracing paper.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:42 PM   #27
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I suspect some sleight of hand involving tracing paper.
Tracing paper is for chumps. For the main figure in mine, I used a light box!

A horizontal mood has overtaken me so I made a new blank. Have at it, folks!

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #28
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Tracing paper is for chumps. For the main figure in mine, I used a light box!

Light boxes are only recommended for those wearing their big boy pants.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #29
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Pardon my ignorance, but how are people doing these? Do we print out the image from JuniorJones' original post and physically draw on that and then scan it, or what?





i saved the blank card to my computer and then with a printing program on my pictures , i made the trading card measurements and copied ten cards per sheet on bristol board, cut to normal paper size. then i have them cut afgain to the card size and now i have about 100 cards to sketch on.
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:50 PM   #30
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However people are doing it, I think it's great that members are posting their sketches.

Stoo, A light box?! Shame on you...before you know it you'll be using the 'crack cocaine' of professional artists. The Opto-scope. So addictive you'll never sketch out a drawing again!
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:21 PM   #31
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However people are doing it, I think it's great that members are posting their sketches.

Stoo, A light box?! Shame on you...before you know it you'll be using the 'crack cocaine' of professional artists. The Opto-scope. So addictive you'll never sketch out a drawing again!



i have heard people using a light box to do their drawings , what do they do , do the make a copy of the picture card size and then trace it? cause to me thats not sketching a card......to sketch a card is to do it free hand and quickly .
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:43 PM   #32
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I drew on paper and scanned the finished drawings later to paste them in photoshop onto the blanks. But I used photo-references

A few more:

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Old 01-30-2012, 07:13 PM   #33
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i have heard people using a light box to do their drawings , what do they do , do the make a copy of the picture card size and then trace it? cause to me thats not sketching a card......to sketch a card is to do it free hand and quickly .


Lightbox, Opto-scopes, camera obsurers, tracing - are the tools of the professional. If they say they do no use them, they are lying - including Drew Struzan.

If anyone is serious about being a professional illustrator, invest in one as time is money.

You can see a lot of this technique with the pro sketch cards but it's how you translate it that counts.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:51 PM   #34
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Lightbox, Opto-scopes, camera obsurers, tracing - are the tools of the professional. If they say they do no use them, they are lying - including Drew Struzan.

If anyone is serious about being a professional illustrator, invest in one as time is money.

You can see a lot of this technique with the pro sketch cards but it's how you translate it that counts.
i showcased my sketch cards on scoundrel art.com and i was applauded for not using the light box techinque, a few of the people loved the rawness of my work .
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #35
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i showcased my sketch cards on scoundrel art.com and i was applauded for not using the light box techinque, a few of the people loved the rawness of my work .

We all LOVE your work, especially the Raiders Adaptation you need to finish.

There is nothing wrong in tracing as long as you are not using it as a crutch. Use it as any other tool as sometimes you'll need a ruler to draw a straight line.

Still, for me, there is nothing more fun than a blank piece of paper and a fine nib marker...



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I drew on paper and scanned the finished drawings later to paste them in photoshop onto the blanks. But I used photo-references

Great stuff, very expressive.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:01 PM   #36
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here are some new cards i did last night


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Old 01-31-2012, 06:35 PM   #37
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Sometimes the comp isn't working and you have to bite the bullet and stop!



It looked so promising in my mind...
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:56 AM   #38
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:14 PM   #39
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I drew on paper and scanned the finished drawings later to paste them in photoshop onto the blanks. But I used photo-references
Nice work, Damon! Love the ones with Remy.
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Still, for me, there is nothing more fun than a blank piece of paper and a fine nib marker...

I like this one, Junior! Nice to see you that you're the first person to use my horizontal blank (based on your vertical blank).
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Lightbox, Opto-scopes, camera obsurers, tracing - are the tools of the professional. If they say they do no use them, they are lying - including Drew Struzan.

If anyone is serious about being a professional illustrator, invest in one as time is money.

You can see a lot of this technique with the pro sketch cards but it's how you translate it that counts.
Yes. Even the great, Jan Vermeer, supposedly used a Camera Obscura back in the 1600s (and the technique was used hundreds of years earlier than that).

FACT: Drew Struzan used an overhead projector to do most of his movie-based work. (I had one at home but got rid of it because it was so damned cumbersome and I barely used it.)
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:54 PM   #40
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I like this one, Junior! Nice to see you that you're the first person to use my horizontal blank (based on your vertical blank).

Thanks. Makes a nice variation with a little more scope.

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Yes. Even the great, Jan Vermeer, supposedly used a Camera Obscura back in the 1600s (and the technique was used hundreds of years earlier than that).

FACT: Drew Struzan used an overhead projector to do most of his movie-based work. (I had one at home but got rid of it because it was so damned cumbersome and I barely used it.)

Being an Illustrator, back in the day, was little being in the magic circle and as this was a closely guarded secret.

Still, most artist don't like to admit to using reference but everyone has a swipe file!
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Old 02-16-2012, 12:23 PM   #41
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these are some cards a did a few days from the movie "attack of the hawkmen"

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Old 02-29-2012, 10:49 PM   #42
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Okay I was inspired by the other amazing artwork on here to dust off the ol' pencils and go to work. Sorry if this gets a little image-crazy...








BTW, here is the blank template for the "sketchpad" I made. Nice work everybody, keep 'em coming!
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Old 03-02-2012, 02:36 AM   #43
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Great work both you guys!!!!! Awesome!
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:16 AM   #44
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Okay I was inspired by the other amazing artwork on here to dust off the ol' pencils and go to work. Sorry if this gets a little image-crazy...

Excellent work. Love it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:39 AM   #45
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Okay I was inspired by the other amazing artwork on here to dust off the ol' pencils and go to work. Sorry if this gets a little image-crazy...








BTW, here is the blank template for the "sketchpad" I made. Nice work everybody, keep 'em coming!
wow , very nice !!!! , my wife says i need to just do the pencils and stay away from the inks , i think i was using the wrong size pen , i was using a .08 when i should be using a .03 or .02 to ink the cards . i will be domore soon , but have been busy seeling cards on ebay , i have been doing superman the movie sketch cards and bladerunner and they have been selling quite well . , but ti did sell my other young indy cards tho, the attack of the hawkmen i didnt posy on ebay , because i knew in my gut they could be better .
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:59 PM   #46
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wow , very nice !!!! , my wife says i need to just do the pencils and stay away from the inks , i think i was using the wrong size pen , i was using a .08 when i should be using a .03 or .02 to ink the cards . i will be domore soon , but have been busy seeling cards on ebay , i have been doing superman the movie sketch cards and bladerunner and they have been selling quite well . , but ti did sell my other young indy cards tho, the attack of the hawkmen i didnt posy on ebay , because i knew in my gut they could be better .

Thanks, yeah I tried finishing a few in pens but I'm always way too paranoid about messing up. I find that scanning at each step creates a good "save point." Still, I'd like to try a few quick caricatures out to see if I've still got it.

Here's a few more I whipped out yesterday:

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:27 PM   #47
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Thanks, yeah I tried finishing a few in pens but I'm always way too paranoid about messing up. I find that scanning at each step creates a good "save point." Still, I'd like to try a few quick caricatures out to see if I've still got it.

Here's a few more I whipped out yesterday:

wow , awesome
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:33 PM   #48
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Amazing work!

And happy 20th, Young Indy fans! (I'm glad theRaider.net made it back up in time, at least in this time zone.)
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:58 AM   #49
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Oh shoot, today's the day isn't it? Woohoo!
CeLeBrAtE!


More on the way!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #50
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Great pics.! I don't have anything to add since I'm no artist, but I appreciate these posts.

And of course, Happy Anniversary to the YIJC. I remember seeing "YIJ and the Curse of the Jackal" 20 years ago as if it were yesterday....
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