Thursday, 30 August 2012

How To Draw Carnage - A Spiderman Villain

Drawing Carnage was a nice highlight for me as I loved the character way back reading the comics years ago as a child. Carnage is a Spiderman villain much like Venom in that the costume is a living entity in itself and that makes for a fun drawing. As usual I have broken down the drawing steps into 3 main art videos. The drawing (Which I nearly abandoned...) the inking stage and also the coloring stage of the creative process.

How to draw Carnage - Drawing Carnage is always best done from some forms of visual reference which is something that I didn't do this time around, because I thought I could easily remember the face and the costume and that's why my confidence in the sketch faded slightly, but thankfully, a couple of browses through Google I was able to fix the head and the way the costume looks like it's living and moving. I used a type of pencil that is old school with several plastic containers in the pencil tube that have about 9 leads and these are called popper pencils, they are really cheap and disposable.

In the sketch video below I tried to simply focus on the top half of the drawing and go from there. The idea being that I could focus on the top half quite quickly. But do let me know if you would want to see a Carnage drawing in full figure form.

How to ink Carnage - Inking can be a fairly straight forward process when you take a few things into account first. Light and shadow play a part and the separation of the different areas of the body is what inking is all about. Notice that at the end of this video you can see that the swirly nature of the costume helps separate and also form the body structure particularly in the arms. I used a fine line Berol ink pen which is usually used for handwriting, but no, they are great for inking as they produce a solid fine line that looks good when scanning a drawing into your computer for instance.

The inking stage is your last ditch attempt at cleaning up the drawing or adding more detail to it.

How to color Carnage - The coloring stage was fairly easy, because there is only one main color and that is Red that needs to help shape the form with some moderate shading and totally solid Red areas. I used a light blue to shade the edge of the eyes. Watch the video to see how I colored Carnage.

Also you can see - How to draw The Lizard also from Spiderman

Friday, 24 August 2012

How To Draw A Demon Woman With Wings

Some time ago now I received an email request about me drawing a Demon girl with wings and this was a fun idea at the time to draw, but with lots of requests I had, it suddenly found itself on the bottom of the pile and soon forgotten about. Until recently that is when I found the notes of all of my requests. I wanted to try and show some of the female form with a nude figure of the demon woman with her wings. And so this three part video was born.

Sketching the Demon Woman

Working out the figure pose of the demon woman is always the most difficult as you are attempting to sketch something that hopefully will work for your own purposes. I wanted this Demon Girl to appear like she has just leapt off the top of a building and is gliding or flying.

Inking the Demonic Woman

Inking the Demon creature always has to be more than simply going over the pencil lines. It has to be about improving the drawing and separating light from shadow over the pencil drawing.

Coloring The Demonic Winged Woman Creature

Using Crayola Twistables you can add an extra dimension to the Demonic woman drawing and I really wanted the woman to look cold like she was the living dead with the exception of the red hair.

Basic Inking Techniques - A Dragon Drawing

On this Dragon drawing I did on a Google live hangout I decided to go through some very basic inking techniques whilst inking the Dragon pencil sketch. The Dragon is a pre-sketch for another project, an idea for a full on fantasy painting which will feature in my bathroom eventually and although this Dragon drawing looks great I think that's were the projects should part company and go their separate ways. I have since had another Dragon idea were the Dragon has his wings outstretched, with fantasy landscape scenery in the background.

Back to this drawing I used a Berol ink pen which is a nice fine ink pen for some detailed inking on the creature with opportunities for cross hatching and bolding the ink lines. Watch the video below and try to see some of the inking methods and some of the tips I try to demonstrate. They will help you in your own drawings.