Still in sketch phase. I started this “human fly” as a quick piece I could finish for Halloween. Probably won’t, so got the idea to share it in stages, so there’s something out there to capture people’s Halloween imagination.
I’m trying to work in a more representational style here, a lot like pulp magazine covers or “concept art” for videos games. Recently I had to look up some Photoshop techniques that I hadn’t mastered, like “smart objects”, and in so doing came across a smorgasbord of tutorials on YouTube, and started getting into the “concept art” ones. In the last several years some artists have become extremely proficient at using Photoshop for fantasy/sci-fi imagery. I’m interested in learning some of their techniques, which allow them to render full scenes in hours. There’s something to be said for being able to basically draw and paint anything in reality or the imagination, and legions of young artists are training to do just that, though largely for conventional and commercial applications. Still, it’s a skill I’d like to add to my arsenal.
I got the idea to make this as an experiment/study. I’m hoping to knock it out in a couple days, but unlike the polished “concept artists” I haven’t been doing this sort of work most everyday for years, so it takes me longer.
Of course, I’m also trying to ad my own particular flavor, and this is my interpretation of the “human fly” of the story you know if you saw any of the “The Fly” movies.
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