This was a piece done for a contest on Concept Art.com. You can find it here.
“Teleportation. Pretty much everyone wants to be able to do it and it always looks so cool in the movies, however you never see how they actually got to the teleporting phase. Therefore, this week we would like you to create a character who was unfortunate enough to be part of the early test phases of teleportation devices. We would like you to consider what might go wrong in a way that wouldn’t kill the character, but be clear that previous tests hadn’t been 100% successful.”
Day Seven! Pretty minor changes. This is the last step in my monochrome under painting.
Step two of the under painting! I refine the image further, adding some details, but still keeping with a large brush to really get some texture and motion.
Here’s where the game gets interesting.
Day five, and I start to lay down my monochrome under painting. It’s pretty lose, as this is basically a new sketch. I tried to really just pin down the basic shapes and values with out getting too bogged down by detail. These early stages also help to add texture. I use a large brush, so I get some nice sweeps which will stay there until the end.