Wow, I really like your artwork. I don't know why but there's something about mining vessels that I really enjoy. I've tried a thousand times to make miners and only like one so far. Do you have any techniques you could pass to a fellow rookie .
I know your probably busy, but if you got the time, could you make more miners too? Thanks!
Thanks for the comment. When you say techniques, do you mean for coming up with ideas or the actual drawing? I would love to draw more miners and will do so when I find time ... hopefully before I kick the bucket!
Sorry about re-commenting so late. When I say technique I mean the drawing. I have really good ideas in my head but I can't translate them onto the paper(pen and ink) or onto Photoshop(which I prefer since I don't enjoy paying for thousands of brushes ). I don't worry a lot about the coloring though, just sketching and inking. Do you have any tips that? Thanks!
I find it best not to have too clear an idea about what I want to draw as it never works out the way I plan. I have a general idea and then just "let it happen". Sketching is best done rough, IMO. I use a faint grey Copic Marker (Value 1) to sketch out the shape and perspective lines. Then I use a 0.3mm black pen to draw over the outline and make it up as I go. And finally, after blocking in with markers, I use a 0.4mm black pen to add weight to outlines and areas I want to pop out. It's important to develop realistic looking machinery, hatches and weaponry or else the ship just doesn't look believable. Take a look at existing machines (engines, hatches, machines) for ideas. Also, even if the ship has a basic shape, I always add little bevels, probes, bumps and aerials to break up longer lines and give it an interesting silhouette. I am by no means an expert, but I hope these few tips help.