SKETCH : “West of Oz” – Pic 6 : Work in Progress Phase III

I think that finally this is now starting to take shape and going into a direction I like. I was having problems in trying to keep the idea of a vast landscape because my main characters now dominated the pic too much and what I want to achieve with my illustrations is not to depict characters but mainly create environments. Characters in my art are always there more to give scale to my landscapes than anything else and so because now these two dominant ones, the creature and the girl started to become even more dominant I was looking for a way to also focus attention on the background.
Let´s see where this will take me then.
Here´s some pics more from this work in progress.

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Click to see Phase I and Phase II.

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SKETCH : “West of Oz – Pic 4”

I´m not exactly a sketchbook artist. Most of my sketches tend to lead nowhere and what usually happens is that 99% of all my illustration work that starts with some kind of sketch or pre-planning stage will inevitably end up looking like something totally different in the end.
Almost nothing of the illustration work you see on my site was planned. I like to take a blank canvas and simply paint, create from scratch not knowing what my next brush stroke will look like or what color will I use next.
So I have no idea why, but I just doodled this little thing here. I was searching for new ideas to do a bunch of pics more inspired by Oz and also by The Neverending Story ( as most of my fantasy pics are anyway ) and this came out.
So here it is. Now I´m going to take this and try to do something out of it and I can bet the end illustration will also have nothing to do with what is on this “initial” sketch.

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I know that people like to see sketch work and rough drawings so I´ll try to post some more in the future.

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Thubnail Sketches

One of the things I love to do are these thumbnail sketches. It´s my favorite part of each illustration process even if I end up not using most of what I do, it creates a nice archive of stuff to reference later.
So here´s a couple of simple examples of how I can start an illustration. In this stage this is where you can define not only the essential shapes of your pic but also very important the dark/light values you might want to establish from the start. After this is just a question of how much details you want to paint later.

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These thumbnails below were the base for the saturn space scene from my “FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL” pic you can find here: https://icreateworlds.net/2017/12/15/first-day-of-school/

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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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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for a children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work no a pod project even ( I do not descriminate print on demand for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
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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“EDEN WORLD/TREE WORLD” – Work in progress/Work on halt. :)

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This is from a personal project that I have in my imagination for years but I don´t have time to work on it and so it´s still kept in the drawer. This is so old that it´s even from when I was still doing illustration in traditional ways; real watercolor, inks, pencils, ballpen, etc.

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Nevertheless this is a story I have in my mind which was actually inspired by some books of one of my favorite sci-fi classic authors; Clifford D.Simak and until I figure out a way of not making it too similar this project is on hold as I was doing it just for fun anyway. In the meantime I took some images out of it and I even created a Poster for a print company some years ago which made my “Eden World” become “TreeWorld” for a while.

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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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OLD CONCEPT ART : BALLPEN & PAPER ROUGH DETAILED DOODLES (1996/97)

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Back in 1996 after we completed the work on what became the first PC Video Game professionally produced in Portugal “GAMBYS“; the company decided to start another project. These are some of the initial ballpen detailed doodles I did for an initial concept back then. I ended up not using any of this because we soon realize I was illustrating more for something that we didn´t had technology back then when the fastest computer was a pentium at 133mhz for example.
These environments are more suited for a MMROPG nowadays than for what we could do 25 years ago with technology available back then out of an independent low budget company.
This was my idea for a steampunk old rusting world at the time and I was just sketching stuff to see what could come out of this initial processs.


So this project was put on halt and the company became an Hospitality Software House of great success here in Portugal for several years ( still on today ) and for which I design hospitality software for about 10 years in between other illustration work, because I didn´t intended to be designing boring and burocratic hospitality software forever.

Anyway these are some of the ballpen spontaneous sketches I did back then out of a couple more dozes I have somewhere awaiting to be scanned or something…

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

 

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