Hey this is just something I drew in about a half-an-hour and I was just wondering if anybody would be willing to ink/color it for me in photoshop or painter.
I really think it came out good and even though it's imperfect, I like the idea and I think it would look awesome colored and inked, (so that it's not all scribbly).
I would try and do something myself with it, only I don't have access to photoshop and I was thinking maybe some of you photoshop painters would be interested in spicing this drawing up. Either with some color and inking, or just plain painting it from scratch.
I would be really grateful if any of you could help with this, I couldn't tell you how pleased I would be to see it full of color and life digitally, and I would give all the credit for coloring it to you! (You can even sign your name on it next to mine if you want.)
Anyways, here it is ready to be made into something spectacular.
Oh and by the way, I've seen a lot of art on deviantart that says "commission" on it, I'm curious what it means if it's a commission, so maybe one of you could explain that to me as well.
(By the way if you need me to explain what everything is in the picture so you know what you are inking/coloring I would be glad to explain everything to you.)
This is still quite rough and unfinished even in terms of a pencil drawing. My suggestion would be to clean it up as best as you can and then get some Microns or Staedtler pigment liners and use those to ink in the lines. Really pay attention to line weights in respect to how light reacts with the objects. Lines that are near a highlight will have very thin lines while lines that are near shadows will be thicker. Details within objects will be composed of much finer marks than the overall outlines of the object. Also, dont be afraid to go back and have another go at this. It's not often that an artist will get everything perfect in the first go. This is why it is a good idea to do something called thumbnail sketches. These are very small sketches which let you quickly place the objects within the image in different orientations and let you figure out what the best composition is. Right now the composition is lacking....it has the potential to be interesting and dynamic but its not there yet....it wasnt planned enough first. It feels very constricted. It needs more negative space (blank areas) so that it doesnt feel like the edges of the picture plane are crushing everything within the image. As far as the actual alien designs go, Im ok with those. They have a very 50's B movie monster feel to them, somewhere between goofy and menacing. But they will look alot better in a more planned out composition. Do that. Ink them in very neatly and cleanly. Then maybe, maybe someone will be interested in coloring it for you. But generally other artists dont want to take the time to color other peoples linework unless its a clean, refined image beforehand. No one wants to sit and redraw parts of someone elses image (which would be necessary in this case for sake of readability). At some point it would stop being your image and thats not what you want.
Yeah I guess you're right. It is pretty messy and looks unfinished. I guess if I have the time I can try re-drawing it with the same basic concept. I'm not too experienced with "planning drawings out", maybe you could help me get a better understanding of ways to map drawings out before drawing them?
Thanks for the help by the way.
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