“THE HIDDEN SPACESHIP ” : Making Of “The Cave”

So, here´s the making of, for this particularly scene in the book “THE HIDDEN SPACESHIP”.

Most of the painting work was done as usual in Clip Studio Paint because it´s a million times better to paint this type of stuff than Photoshop is nowadays.  I simply had to replace it with the old Manga Studio/Clip Studio Paint once I saw how light that awsome painting software is when compared to Photoshop which seems to be getting heavier and heavier everyday and one of these days there won´t even run on any machine. Contrary to what happens with Clip Studio Paint.

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CHILDREN BOOK – STORYBOARD

For those who enjoy taking a look at how some books are illustrated here´s an example of one from some years ago.
Usually I don´t storyboard much but sometimes when a narrative is based on details that visually need to be constructed with abstract items like splatters for stars, the visual composition needs to be cinematic and work from page to page, etc, I tend to plan the book ahead shot by shot as if it was a movie.
This is a good example of what I do.  It´s all about the narrative and what a narrative needs and so each book presents it´s own challenges and needs different construction approaches so there´s not just one single method for me.
What follows is just an example of how was done for this one.

 

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SKETCH : “West of Oz – Midnight Harbour” – Pic 7 : Work in Progress – Phase I

Continuing to create these pics to relax between commissioned illustration work, here´s the first steps for yet another West of Oz pic of mine which I just started.
Work in progress. Stay tuned for more tomorrow.

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To be continued tomorrow.

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SKETCH : “West of Oz – Pic 4” : Phase III – Work in progress

And here´s the continuation of my work in progress for a brand new pic. Let´s see how this one will look in the end after I´m done with it.

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Check part 1 and part 2 of this ongoing making of.

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Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Clip Studio Paint : “West of Oz – Tree of Knowledge” – Fourth Clip Studio painting.

And yet another Clip Studio Paint illustration. Still ajusting to this brand new software after years working with Photoshop. So here´s one pic more inspired by the Oz ( and The Neverending Story ) universe(s). It seems at this pace I will be building enough material to create a themed illustration book of my own in no time too.
So here it goes: “WEST OF OZ – TREE OF KNOWLEDGE”.

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After more than 15 years using Photoshop for most of my original illustration/concept-art work stuff, I´m replacing it with Clip Studio Paint ( also known as Manga Studio in Japan ).
It can do most of the things I did with Photoshop when it comes to creating a painting, the layers work the same way, etc, but it comes with some really cool pre-made brushes that I love to use. Also it has some great comic creation features which are outstanding.

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Don´t let the name of the software fool you, it is not a clipart creation tool but a fully developed software for painting and illustration. Thing of a cross between the classic Painter with plenty of the Photoshop advantages mixed in and you get Clip Studio Paint.
It is known as Manga Studio in Japan but the name is also not very good there too because people may think this is just something to create Manga, which again, it is not.
I have no idea why somebody didn´t give this amazing full illustration creative painting tool a really good name that reflects the true nature of what it can do but for now we´re stuck with “Clip Studio Paint” which must be the most awful and misleading name someone ever gave to an amazing painting sofware.

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“BEWARE OF THE NOSE BITING MONSTER” : Page MAKING OF – from Doodles and Sketches to the final illustration.

“BEWARE OF THE NOSE BITING MONSTER” : Page MAKING OF – from Doodles and Sketches to the final illustration.

Here´s some pages from a recent completed childrens book. Many of the sketches I show here belong to pages and color tests that ended up not appearing in the final book but as many of you like to see this making of stuff , this is just a little glimpse into the creative process that went behind the illustration of this book.

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This was my favorite children story to illustrate back in 2017 and one of the best I´ve read in a while but at the same time it was one of the most difficult ones to illustrate as it was as story that was purely based in two characters interacting very close and the whole concept is more based on an emotion that on something that happens to them.
Nevertheless this was great to do and so here are some images out of it; making of stuff.
To get the complete finished pics you should get the book soon to be published; written by Jay Milentsky and illustrated by Luis Peres. 😉
Meanwhile take a look at these doodles, sketches and paintings.

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All this was done using Mischief for sketches, ArtRage for some line work, and Photoshop for the final art and texture work.

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MAKING OF VIDEOS

 

If you´re into writting or creating children books theres a really cool facebook group that I totally recommend; “Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators: Publishing, Marketing and Selling” and which you should join right now. 🙂

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If you liked this, you might want to check out these tutorial links below too:

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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Video Tutorial (PT Version)
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/12/14/the-monuments-of-mars-making-of-como-se-fez-pt-version/

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If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

 

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“AMADIS de GAULA – O CAVALEIRO APAIXONADO” – Available in Bertrand Portuguese Bookstores.

“AMADIS de GAULA – O CAVALEIRO APAIXONADO” – Available in Bertrand Portuguese Bookstores.

One of the children´s books I illustrated recently is now available at Bertrand bookstores in Portugal; Bertrand is the Portuguese main bookstore around here so it´s nice to see this also available there.

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https://www.bertrand.pt/livro/amadis-de-gaula-o-cavaleiro-apaixonado-helena-lourenco/19152302

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If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

 

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