The WIP continues…

“Sister’s First Flight” digital painting is coming along…at
least, I feel the attempt at colors on it is taking some shape.

Here are two stages up to now.

progression 01

progression 02

I’m working at a fairly low resolution – 150dpi and an average
2000px by 1200px and keeping any details to a minimum. This
way my computer doesn’t bog down too much while blocking in
large areas of color. Also the strokes I use with the stylus remain
pretty responsive and smooth. BTW, I’m using a 15″ cintiq tablet.
If I were to be working at final print resolution, say 300 to 600dpi
my computer would likely freeze up or stutter as I make each
stroke. I’ll leave any fine details such as faces, lizard scales, hair,
gravel, foliage etc. until last when I can safely bump up the file
size and resolution.

Stay tuned. Oh, and Happy New Year!

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Tom has worked for over two decades in television, advertising, and feature film animation. Tom was Character Sculptor and Effects Animator on the Warner Bros/Lorimar Gumby Adventures‚ TV series (1987-1988) and Gumby Movie‚ the stop-motion feature film (1991). In 1991 at Colossal Pictures, Tom's Animation Direction debut Coca-Cola Watch‚ won a Clio Award. In 2000 he became Co-Partner at Way Out West Prods in San Francisco. Tom joined Maverix Studios in October of 2002 and was a dedicated principal member of the group until September 2011. Tom is now an artist for hire.
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2 Responses to The WIP continues…

  1. Alan says:

    I wish I was that dragon. Great work pal!

  2. Alan – You ARE a dragon. And you have the girl, as far as I remember! 😉

    Thanks, bud!

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