如何用笔和墨水绘制角色

+$As an artist at a game studio I’ve forgotten most traditional mediums, but ink always calls back to me. After a day of staring into monitors, I want nothing more than to sit down with my sketchbook. In this tutorial, I'll walk through how to ink a character with confidence – in this case, a moody warrior. Don't have the right tools already? Take a look at our guide to the+$best Pens周围。

+$I believe any artist looking to learn how to draw people or mythical creatures and environments grounded in reality should put in the hours to study from life. I usually carry around aMoleskine写生集+$for drawing on the go. Constantly absorbing information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, adds to your ever-growing visual library.

+$I work pretty organically in pen and ink. There will be no grids, no measurements – I like to let the drawings breathe a bit. For a medium as permanent as ink, I find it helps to not get too married to the pencil drawing. (See our+$best Pencils Here+$to get stocked up on materials.) Instead, I set important landmarks, lock down a strong gesture, and dial in on things I’m not as confident at, such as fingers and legs. Once I’m hopeful that the final piece could be cool, I switch out the pencil for the pen.

+$Click on the icon at the top of each image to enlarge it.

01.从缩略图开始

试着确定你想要角色的立场或感觉

在绘制缩略图时,我从不太关心解剖学或服装。我的目标是一种姿态,一种姿态,一种感觉。我保持这些含糊不清,因为随着时间的推移,事情将不可避免地发生变化。我喜欢使用厚刷笔来观察最终设计中阴影是如何落入到位的。

当我开始确定我想要的内容时,我会创建一个更具体的缩略图。这样可以更好地了解最终作品应该是什么,但仍然保持较小。在这里,我可以开始思考面部和盔甲的外观,而不是被迫锁定任何东西。

02.探索服装创意

使用单独的表格来探索有关详细信息的想法

我单独给自己做笔记,所以事情不会太混乱。我记下了我想要包含的细节,以使这个人物感觉像个人 - 这里,爪子项链,披肩上的流苏和伤疤。这些大多巩固了我最后的想法,所以我不会花太多时间在我的最终论文上擦除。

03.制作铅笔素描

在你想要关注的部分花费额外的时间

+$From the thumbnail I start sketching out the final image with a 2H pencil so that the image remains light for best inking conditions. For this piece I’m using+$Strathmore 9x12 Bristol pad+$. At this stage, I’m just making sure all the major elements are in the correct position before I start narrowing in on details.

我想专注于脸,手和剑,所以我会花更多的时间为自己清理这些。我喜欢尽量保持草图的其余部分尽可能松散,以便在开始墨水时保留一点自发能量。

04.做出调整

花些时间来获得正确的面部表情

我退后一步,看看最后的图像来检查我的比例。我考虑到了盔甲下面的人体肌肉结构,以确保一切都是可信的。我必须做一些小调整,以便给予他我想要的体积。

由于脸部是最重要的焦点,所以我花了大部分时间在开始训练之前把它弄好。他是个战士王子;他应该看起来有点疲惫和疲惫,但仍然富豪。如果必须的话,我会拉出一个肖像参考,以确保它看起来恰到好处。

05.标出阴影

对任何黑色区域使用交叉影线

+$The last step before I move into ink is to plan out where I want to add shadows using Xs where any areas of solid black will sit. I take into consideration where I want to lead the viewer's eye – it's a good idea to create a lot of contrast around any focal points such as the face, hands and sword.

06.开始使用墨水

使用最小笔画数

+$Take a shot of whiskey, because there’s no second guessing yourself here: It's time to start inking. For this piece, I'm starting with a variety of+$Pilot Hi-Tec-C+$ink pens. If something can be done with one stroke, never use two – too often I see an artist who’s new to ink use 10 strokes with what can be accomplished with one. Practise the route in the air above your art, and then execute perfectly.

07.开发不同的纹理

这里的刻痕和凹痕表示金属

我想在这里传达一些不同的材料,如毛皮,金属和布料。所有这些都可以通过具体细节进行精炼。毛皮可以通过大块和单股,金属带刻痕和凹痕以及带有编织图案的布料来展示。

08.在阴影上工作

尝试使用刷笔来处理大面积的阴影

+$With a brush pen (I'm using one by+$Pentel+$), I start filling in large spots and hitting small dabs of ink in areas that I identify won’t receive light in a manner similar to ambient occlusion on a 3D model. These shadows start to give weight and dimension to the character, and help pop him out.

投射阴影可能仍然很苛刻,但形状阴影需要软化,所以我回到Hi-Tec-C并开始孵化。我使用0.25到0.4范围内的全范围笔和灰色来实现我在笔刷和较细墨线之间所需的平滑度。

+$For advice on which pens to purchase, see our+$best Pens购买指南。

09.用白色高光清洁图像

白色油漆笔非常适合挑选细节

有了+$Molotow+$white paint pen, I can pick out details such as stray hairs from spots previously covered in black. I use this technique sparingly to keep the surface of the piece as clean as possible, while also providing a nice, finished look. I can also use the pen to fix minor accidents.

10.带上灰色调

在反光区域使用灰色清洗剂

使用我的灰色水洗背后的理论是加强我的焦点和材料,即任何反光的东西,如抛光金属。在这种情况下没有洗涤留下空白的白页,挑选一个亮点,并有效地传达盔甲的制作。

11.在Photoshop中完成绘画

使用魔术棒工具掩盖角色

+$After scanning, I make a few minor tweaks in Photoshop (在这里获取Adobe Creative Cloud+$) and mask out the character from the negative space using the Magic Wand tool. I contract the selection by a few pixels and fill it with white, then on a separate layer, fill the background with a bold red to finish it off.

+$Finish with a few tweaks in Photoshop

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