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.
The final step of my color test!
I lightened, brightened and warmed up pretty much everything here.
Taking that color further. Here I change the values involved, making the background lighter and the midground darker. Still not too happy.
This is where I took the sketch, put it in Photoshop, and started to play with some colors. Don’t worry, it starts to get better in a bit.
This was my first sketch, after some thumbnails that are somewhere around here. It was done with a woodless graphite pencil in about an hour or two. I did it pretty quick, thinking it was a draft. As it turned out, I took it way to far.
Here we are!
Detailing it up.